Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

Industry Notice: LGC NCOE and MSU Port Arthur

This notice provides awareness to liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGCs) owners and operators regarding the LGC NCOE’s offshore Certificate of Compliance (COC) examination program during the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier Accelerated Program (LGCAP) 22-02.

Policy Letter: Verification of training and drills for personnel assigned special or emergency duties on floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities (FOFs)

The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2022, “Verification of Training and Drills for Personnel Assigned Special or Emergency Duties on Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities (FOFs)” May 3, 2022, and cancels D8 Policy Letter 03-2000, CH-1, Policy on Manning of Non-Self-Propelled Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities.

MSIB: Newly published technical standard addresses LED radio interference to maritime VHF radio and AIS

The Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-22 to inform mariners of newly published technical standard addressing LED radio interference to maritime VHF radio and AIS.

D8 OCS MSIB: Reporting requirements and mooring arrangements for MODUs and velssels completing OCS activities intending to cold stack

The Eighth District Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge has issued Marine Safety Information Broadcast 22-01 titled “Reporting Requirements and Mooring Arrangements for MODUs and Vessels Completing OCS Activities Intending to Cold Stack”.

Policy Letter Update: Subchapter M enforcement posture for certificate of inspection phase-in requirements

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) has announced the issuance of Policy Letter 20-01, CH.1 – Subchapter M Enforcement Posture for Certificate of Inspection Phase-In Requirements.

Industry Notice: LGC NCOE and MSU Port Arthur

The Liquefied Gas Carriers National Center of Expertise (LGCNCOE) has issued a Industry Notice 22-02 to provide awareness to liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGCs) owners and operators regarding the LGC NCOE’s offshore Certificate of Compliance (COC) examination program during the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier Accelerated Program (LGCAP) 2201.

Recap of the 8th session of the IMO sub-committee on ship systems and equipment

The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), held its 8th session  virtually February 28- March 4, 2022. Ms. Brandi Baldwin, Chief of the Coast Guard’s Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division in the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, led the U.S. delegation, comprised of members from the Coast Guard and technical advisors from government and private sectors. 

Industry Notice: Low flashpoint fuel exams on foreign passenger vessels 

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) and the Liquefied Gas Carriers National Center of Expertise (LGCNCOE) have issued a Joint Industry Notice to provide guidance to cruise ship owners, operators, and builders regarding United States Coast Guard examinations for foreign passenger vessels built with fuel systems utilizing Low-flashpoint fuels (LFF).

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