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CWO Kurt Fredrickson

Interim Rule: Fire safety of small passenger vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing an interim rule as the first step to implementing the statutorily mandated requirements for fire safety on certain covered small passenger vessels.

Notice of Proposed Rule: Updates to marine engineering standards – comment period extension

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is extending the comment period by 45 days for the notice of proposed rulemaking, “Updates to Marine Engineering Standards,” published on October 19, 2021, which proposes to incorporate by reference updated marine engineering standards and eliminate outdated or unnecessarily prescriptive regulations.

MSIB: Reporting sexual assaults on U.S. vessels

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-21 “Reporting Sexual Assaults on U.S. Vessels” to emphasize that sexual assault is a crime, and when the assault occurs aboard a U.S. documented vessel, the Coast Guard must be notified.

National Academies releases report on options for improving the safety of DUKW type amphibious vessels

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine (the National Academies) released a report titled “Revise and Update of U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Stability Regulations.” A PDF version is available, free of charge, from the National Academies Press.

Closure and posting of the SHELL AUGER LIFEBOAT NO. 6 investigation

The Coast Guard has has closed its investigation of a June 30, 2019, lifeboat incident on the Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facility AUGER that resulted in the loss of two lives and a serious injury. 

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to RWO GmbH

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

Federal Register Notice: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; vacancy

The Coast Guard is re-soliciting applications from persons interested in membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) to fill a vacant position representing individuals employed in offshore operations.

Federal Register Notice: Change 1 to NVIC 21-14 guidelines for qualification for STCW endorsement for vessel security officers

The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register the availability of Change 1 to Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements for Vessel Security Officers, Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties, and Security Awareness, NVIC 21-14.

Contracting opportunity for U. S. Coast Guard underway foreign passenger vessel course examiner

The Coast Guard has posted a contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course.

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