U.S. Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles W. Ray will testify at a Congressional hearing focused on the Arctic May 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. Eastern. He will testify before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee about maritime infrastructure vulnerabilities in the Arctic region.
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5/6/2019: Mitigation efforts due to lapse in fiscal year 2019 appropriations and partial government shutdown
Due to a continued backlog of credential applications and increased net processing time of both mariner credential applications and medical certificate applications caused by the lapse in appropriations and shutdown of National Maritime Center operations, several updated actions are being taken. These actions involve merchant mariner credentials and certain medical certificates.
5/6/2019: Notice requesting comments on collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register it is seeking comments on whether an Information Collection Request should be granted based on the collection being necessary for the proper performance of departmental functions. Comments must be received by June 5, 2019.
5/2/2019: Marine Safety Center issues ballast water management system type approval certificate to Wärtsilä Water Systems, Ltd.
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has issued the 18th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Wärtsilä Water Systems, Ltd. The treatment principle of the Wärtsilä Aquarius UV BWMS consists of filtration with UV treatment at uptake and discharge.
4/16/2019: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to DESMI Ocean Guard A/S
The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 17th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. A complete list of ballast water treatment systems that have been approved or have type approval applications currently under review can be found on the Marine Safety Center webpage.