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Virginia Beach man sentenced for fraud scheme undermining maritime safety

A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Monday to 45 months in prison for mail fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft for creating counterfeit certificates from the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) and selling them to merchant mariners for a profit.

D8 OCS MSIB: Reporting requirements and mooring arrangements for MODUs and vessels completing OCS activities intending to cold stack

“Reporting Requirements and Mooring Arrangements for MODUs and Vessels Completing OCS Activities Intending to Cold Stack”.

Federal Register Notice: Guidance on voluntary compliance with training requirements for personnel serving on U.S.-flagged passenger ships that carry more than 12 passengers on international voyages

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 […]

Final Rule: Electronic Submission of Facility Operations and Emergency Manuals

On September 10, 2021 a final rule goes into effect which enables regulated facilities to electronically submit Operations Manuals and Emergency Manuals and electronically communicate with the Coast Guard.

Policy Letter: Acceptance of Helicopter Safety Advisory Committee (HSAC) recommended practice (RP) 161, new build helideck design guidelines

The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 03-21 which establishes that the Coast Guard considers the design and equipment standards of HSAC RP 161 to be at least as effective as the helicopter facilities regulations in 46 CFR Part 108, applicable to certain Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, floating Outer Continental Shelf facilities, and domestic vessels.

American Boat and Yacht Council and Coast Guard launch online risk mitigation event

The U.S. Coast Guard and The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are launching a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats.

National Maritime Center commanding officer underscores importance of merchant mariner credentials

The new commanding officer of the National Maritime Center underscores the importance of merchant mariners credentials.

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