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National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Member Re-Solicitation

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is seeking applications for membership
positions representing credentialed ratings in the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC).

On-Water Mass Gatherings – Recreational, Sporting, or Cause-Related Events

The Coast Guard Waterways Policies and Activities Division has released MSIB 17-20 to highlight the impacts of on-water mass gatherings to the public and Maritime Transportation System (MTS).

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee video teleconference meeting

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via video teleconference to discuss Committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry.

Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 18-20 “Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems” to reiterate the need for vigilance against cyber threats to internet-accessible operational technology.

New Policy Letter: Third Party Foam Concentrate Analysis

The Office of Design and Engineering Standards published Policy Letter 01-20: “Third Party Foam Concentrate Analysis” to provide guidance for the use of U.S. Coast Guard accepted independent laboratories for the analysis of foam concentrate samples for marine fixed foam fire extinguishing systems.

Notice of National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting

As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices, or those notices that may impact a large segment of our readers. To provide […]

Marine Safety Alert: Electrical Issues Spark Major Concern

The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 05-20 to address hazardous area electrical instillation knowledge gaps observed in the maritime community.

Request for comment on Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight

The Coast Guard is seeking comments on a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate the adequacy of existing vessel routing measures and determine whether additional vessel routing measures are necessary for port approaches to New York and New Jersey and international and domestic transit areas in the First District area of responsibility.

Coast Guard Discontinues Differential GPS Broadcast

Submitted by the Chief, Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV) On June 30, 2020 the Coast Guard switched off the last Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals after more than 25 years of […]

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