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New NBIC Ballast Water Management Reporting Form released: OMB # 1625-0069

On 20 July 2020 the United States Coast Guard received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) adopting revisions to the Ballast Water Management Reporting Form (OMB number 1625-0069, expiration date 31 July 2023).

Coast Guard seeking input from Qualified Members of Engine Department (QMED) for Job Task Analysis

The Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners who hold Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) to validate information gathered as part of a Job Task Analysis (JTA).

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 KBAL Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Knutsen Ballast Water AS.

Eighth District MSIB: Extension of third party surveys – Update (Change 1)

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection is permitting the extension of third party surveys for firefighting and lifesaving equipment until 30 September on a case-by-case basis.

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Summer Issue

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has published The Summer Issue of the CSNCOE Newsletter which provides information on national and international policies as well as highlights success […]

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.

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