The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations” to clarify temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19.
CWO Kurt Fredrickson
The Ship Structure Committee announces the publication of a new report, SSC-475, titled “Guidelines for Evaluation of Marine Finite Element Analyses.”
The Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy has released Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-20 as a reminder to facility owners or operators to ensure their facility response plans remain effective.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2019.
The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).
The National Maritime Center has released a notice outlining operational changes due to COVID-19.
MSIB: Maintaining Maritime Commerce and Identification of Essential Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers
The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-20 to provide further clarification when making determinations regarding which MTS workers are considered essential in regions impacted by COVID-19 quarantine and shelter-in-place orders.
The Office of Investigations and Analysis writes about the challenges facing employers to conduct mandatory drug testing during the COVID-19 pandemic response. In this article they explain options to maintain compliance in this challenging environment.
The Coast Guard has released guidance regarding its current position on commercial vessel compliance activities during the COVID-19 response.