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Policy Letter: Testing Alternate Components for a Type-Approved Ballast Water Management System

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has published a Policy Letter to provide guidance on the testing and validation of alternate components requested to be used with a type-approved Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).

Area Maritime Security Committees 2019 Annual Report – Challenges, Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices

The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of a consolidated report on the status and work completed in 2019 by Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSCs).

Framework for Conditional Sailing and Initial Phase COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Protection of Crew

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced in the Federal Register a framework for a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations.

Committee on the Marine Transportation System COVID-19 Working Group publishes 3 reference catalogs

The Committee on the Marine Transportation System COVID-19 Work Group (C-19 WG) has published three reference catalogs to assist U.S. merchant mariners and the Marine Transportation System.

Committee on Marine Transportation System hosting webinar on COVID-19 testing for mariners

The Committee on Marine Transportation System (CMTS) is hosting a working group webinar on COVID-19 Testing Strategies for U.S. Merchant Mariners.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Knutsen Ballast Water AS

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 38th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Knutsen Ballast Water AS after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

FAQs: IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-19

The Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-19, “Maintenance, Thorough Examination, Operational Testing, Overhaul And Repair Of Lifeboats And Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances And Release Gear”.

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