The United States was recently re-elected for a two-year term on the International Maritime Organization Council.
Three Americans received awards from the International Maritime Organization for their contributions to the maritime community and bravery at sea.
Don’t miss the January 31, 2020, deadline to submit nominations for the Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applications from the maritime industry for the 2020 Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence. Applications are due by January 31, 2020.
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance announces the publication of the consolidated report on the status and work completed in 2018 by Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSCs).
Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.
The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 21st U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has updated the Mission Management System CV-WI-010(2), Work Instruction for OCMI guidance on special consideration for inspected towing vessels.
Federal Register Notice: Notice of public meeting in preparation for the IMO’s 122nd session of IMO’s Council
The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct an open meeting in Washington, D.C., in preparation for the upcoming 122nd sessoin of IMO Council being held in the United Kingdom July 11-15, 2019. This meeting is open to the public. Those desiring to attend this public meeting should contact the U.S. Coast Guard by July 8, 2019.
Automatic Identification Systems that are non-compliant with adopted international standards can confuse, degrade or even disrupt other users’ systems. The FCC has issued an enforcement advisory stating the use of non-compliant AIS devices is illegal.
The Coast Guard recently concluded a year-long concentrated inspection campaign focused on open lifeboats throughout the U.S. commercial fleet. This campaign was directed in the final action memo on the 2015 sinking of the S.S. El Faro.