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MSIB: Novel Coronovirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 1)

The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).

MSIB: Maintaining Maritime Commerce and Identification of Essential Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers

The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-20 to provide further clarification when making determinations regarding which MTS workers are considered essential in regions impacted by COVID-19 quarantine and shelter-in-place orders.

MSIB: Guidance for Maritime Operators on Compliance with Federal Drug Testing Requirements

The Office of Investigations and Analysis writes about the challenges facing employers to conduct mandatory drug testing during the COVID-19 pandemic response. In this article they explain options to maintain compliance in this challenging environment.

MSIB 09-20 Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation

The Coast Guard has released guidance regarding its current position on commercial vessel compliance activities during the COVID-19 response.

Federal Register Notice: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference April 8, 2020 to discuss issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia GloEn- Patrol 2.0

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 27th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

NVIC 01-20, “Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at MTSA Regulated Facilities”

The Coast Guard has issued guidance to facility owners and operators on complying with the requirements to assess, document, and address computer system and network vulnerabilities.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificates to NK Co. Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 28 th and 29 th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to NKBMS Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of […]

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