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CWO Kurt Fredrickson

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 […]

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee teleconference meeting

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its subcommittees will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast

The Coast Guard seeks comments regarding the possible establishment of shipping safety fairways (“fairways”) along the Atlantic Coast of the United States identified in the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study.

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 Seascape Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Elite Marine Corp. MSC will review the application […]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 34th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined […]

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