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Safeguarding the Maritime Transportation System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

RDML Richard Timme writes about the Coast Guard’s role in safeguarding the Maritime Transportation System during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSIB: Extensions to Ballast Water Management related to COVID-19

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 14-20 “COVID-19: Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extensions” to clarify adjustments to the extension policy for vessels impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2020 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

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 […]

Federal Register Notice: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference

As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices. To provide comments for the public record, follow the Federal Register link for each […]

10 Research Project Ideas Reviewed by Ship Structure Committee at the 2020 Annual Meeting

The Ship Structure Committee has released the list of this year’s top ten project ideas. Annually, the SSC solicits research project ideas from the public which may be selected for funding.

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations” to clarify temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19.

Ship Structure Committee Publishes Finite Element Analysis Guide: SSC-475

The Ship Structure Committee announces the publication of a new report, SSC-475, titled “Guidelines for Evaluation of Marine Finite Element Analyses.”

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Vessel and Facility Response Plans

The Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy has released Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-20 as a reminder to facility owners or operators to ensure their facility response plans remain effective.

2019 Port State Control Annual Report Posted

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2019.

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