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IMO Announces 2021 Exceptional Bravery at Sea Awards

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has awarded the 2021 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Mr. Tran Van Khoi from Viet Nam for his extraordinary courage, determination, and endurance.

U.S. Coast Guard addresses threats to National security in updated Cyber Strategic Outlook

The Coast Guard has released an updated Cyber Strategic Outlook to address the rising threat of cyber-attacks against critical maritime systems essential to the Nation’s economy and security.

Policy Letter: Adoption of ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-4 (guidance for obtaining U. S. Coast Guard approval of lifejackets meeting the requirements of 46 CFR 160.055)

The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 02-21 which builds upon previous efforts to harmonize Personal Floatati

Liftboat Seacor Power marine board of investigation announces COVID-19 protocols, media briefing, daily schedule

The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting Monday, August 2 in Houma, La, to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power and the loss of 13 of its 19 crewmembers.

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee Meeting

The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (Committee) announced in the Federal Register that it will will meet in Cape Vincent, New York, to discuss matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies. The meeting will be open to the public.

Coast Guard to convene public hearing into loss of Liftboat Seacor Power

The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting Monday, August 2 in Houma, La, to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power and the […]

Federal Register Notice: Proposed distribution of scheduled Navigation Safety Messages (Broadcast Notice to Mariners) by mobile and internet methods

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking comments regarding phasing out the process of distributing local broadcast notice to mariners by routine VHF radio broadcasts.

Federal Register Notice: Cancellation of obsolete Navigation and Inspection Circulars

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the cancellation of several obsolete Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).

Federal Register Notice: Request for Information on Coast Guard Programs, Regulations, and Policies for Addressing Climate Change

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register a request for input from the public on specific Coast Guard programs, regulations, policies, and procedures that the Coast Guard should consider changing to combat and respond to climate change.

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