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CWO Kurt Fredrickson

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Port and Facility Operations

The facility compliance regulations outlined throughout 33 Code of Federal Regulations remains in force, and facility operators are expected to continue to comply with these requirements as it relates to COVID-19.

MSIB: Novel Coronovirus – Mariner Credentials

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).

Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 3)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 16, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2)

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 9, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 1)

MSIB: Vessel reporting requirements for illness or death

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 06-20, “Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death.”

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to BAWAT A/S.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 26th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to BAWAT A/S, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

Potential for Positive Drug Test Result from Use of Hemp-Plant Products

This Marine Safety Advisory is to ensure that mariners, marine employers, and sponsoring organizations are aware that some products marketed as hemp or cannabidiol (CBD) may contain enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cause a positive drug test.

Work Instruction update: Alternate testing methods of overspeed protection on electronically controlled engines

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-011(1) to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors for alternative testing methods of overspeed protection on electronically controlled engines.

Work Instruction update: MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 compliance, & Global Sulfur Fuel Oil Sulfur Cap enforcement

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-022 to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors and port state control officers for ensuring vessel compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14. Additionally, this work instruction cancels CG-CVC Policy Letter 12-04 Change 1, and includes a Job Aid as an enclosure.

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