As discussed in the first blog of this series, when applying for a Certificate of Adequacy (COA), the port/terminal must provide the particulars of the company they plan to use for waste reception/removal services, and update this information with the Coast Guard if it changes.
CWO Kurt Fredrickson
Over a series of four blogs we will be providing clarification on some of the regulatory requirements related to port waste reception facilities for oil, noxious liquid substance and garbage, and provide information on the roles and responsibilities of port/terminals, vessels, and their agents. First up, is a discussion about proper documentation of Certificates of Adequacy.
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards has published guidance highlighting suitable distress signal devices for vessels that transit outside the territorial limits and may require long-range rescue response provided through the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and the National Historic Preservation Act, the Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of replacing the existing BNSF bridge across the Missouri River at Bismarck, ND, or constructing a bridge adjacent to the existing bridge.
Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd.
The Marine Safety Center Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd.
The Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the HK-(E)R Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Miura Co., Ltd.
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the Guardian-US Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Hyde Marine Inc.
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2020 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
The Coast Guard will lead a Dept. of State public meeting Jan. 21, 2020, in preparation for the 7th session of the IMO Subcommittee on Ship Design and Construction meeting in February.