The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee will conduct a series of meetings over 3 days in Houston, TX, Nov. 1-3, to discuss matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials.
CWO Kurt Fredrickson
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) would like to announce the publication of CG CVC-WI-018(2), Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels.
Important amendments to Chapter 4 of MARPOL Annex VI, concerning energy efficiency of existing ships and carbon intensity of international shipping, were most recently adopted and will enter into force on November 1st, 2022.
Policy Letter: Requirements for mechanically propelled personal Hydrofoils (efoils) and motorized surfboards (jetboards)
The Coast Guard Boating Safety Division has released BSX Policy Letter 01-22 announcing that efoils and jetboards are now classified as vessels by the Coast Guard.
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) would like to remind all Subchapter M – Towing Vessel owners and operators that while the phase-in allowance to get your Certificate of Inspection (COI) has past, as of July 19, 2022, there are some other requirements for existing vessels that are a prerequisite prior to obtaining the next Renewal COI.