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CWO Kurt Fredrickson

Summary of Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 8th session

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) sub-committee for Navigation, Communications, and Search & Rescue (NCSR-8), met virtually from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 April. The major outcome of this meeting was the […]

Ms. Mayte Medina elected as International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee Committee Chair

Ms. Mayte Medina of the U.S. Coast Guard was unanimously elected as the Committee Chair during the first day the 103rd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) […]

Guidance on Pilot Ladders, Embarkation Ladders, and Pilot Transfer Arrangements

The Coast Guard’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) recently published a policy letter on the approval of pilot ladders and embarkation ladders.

MSIB: Towing Vessel International Certificates Requirements and Certificate of Inspection Routes

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has issued MSIB 06-21, “Towing Vessel International Certificates Requirements and Certificate of Inspection Routes”, to remind U.S. flag towing vessel owners and operators that the vessel must possess the appropriate certificates and endorsements for the intended voyage.

MSIB: COVID 19 – Actions for Vessels Arriving in U.S. Ports – Update (Change 7)

The Coast Guard has published Change 7 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20 to provide updated guidance on the suspension of entry of nonimmigrants from India.

Deadline approaching for 46 CFR Subchapter M 75% phase-in requirements

In accordance with 46 CFR 136.202, owners and managing operators (OMO) are responsible for ensuring that 75% of their respective fleets receive a Certificate of Inspection (COI) before July 19, 2021. Failure […]

MTS workers continue to fulfill critical role during COVID-19 pandemic

RDML Richard V. Timme, USCG
Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy highlights the importance of MTS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in a letter to industry.

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