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Marine Safety Center receives new application for ballast water management system type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received an application for Ballast Water
Management System type approval for the one Tank Ballast Water Management System
manufactured by Glosten Inc.

Able Seaman and LifeBoatman Survey

The Coast Guard is seeking participation in a survey being conducted of mariners who hold Merchant Mariner Credentials with Able Seaman and Lifeboatman endorsements.

Port Security Advisory (1-20)

The Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program has issued Port Security Advisory (PSA 1-20) to update the list of Madagascar port facilities exempted from Conditions of Entry.

Participatory Democracy an Essential Part of Maritime Rulemaking

Editor’s note: The following was compiled from several articles related to the Administrative Procedure Act which are available in the Spring 2013 edition of Proceedings Magazine. Recognizing the 74th Anniversary of the […]

Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Releases Domestic Annual Report for 2019

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 Domestic Annual Report. The report highlights U.S. domestic fleet deficiencies, inspections, and marine casualty statistics and serves […]

Coast Guard Releases New Facility Inspector Cyber Job Aid

The Coast Guard has published a new Facility Inspector – Cyber Job Aid, in order to provide the service’s marine safety personnel with additional guidance as they address facilities’ documented cyber vulnerabilities.

GAO Report – Vessel Safety: The Coast Guard Conducts Recurrent Inspections and Has Issued Guidance to Address Emergency Preparedness

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 16-20 “GAO Report – Vessel Safety: The Coast Guard Conducts Recurrent Inspections and Has Issued Guidance to Address Emergency Preparedness.”

Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements for Operators of all Manned Facilities and Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

The OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) has released MSIB 20-04, Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements, to provide guidance for operators on the Outer Continental Shelf.

MSIB: Novel Coronovirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 2)

The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 (Change 2) to update guidance concerning mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals, and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).

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