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.
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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.
Federal Communications Commission issues enforcement advisory on non-compliant AIS devices
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.
Coast Guard ends year-long concentrated inspection campaign for open lifeboats
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.
Coast Guard releases Findings of Concern 008-19
The Coast Guard has released Findings of Concern 008-19. Investigators identified several measures to be implemented on vessels in similar service to mitigate risks.