Liquefied-gas-industry experts and Coast Guard personnel from around the country came together in Katy, Texas, December 3, to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies each party faces as they adapt to the rapid growth of this multi-billion dollar industry.
Recently, an investigation of a towing vessel loss of propulsion revealed gaps in the implementation of the vessel’s TSMS that were causal to the incident and a result of poor TSMS-to-TSMS transition.
The Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise announced the publication of informational guides on GMDSS and Dynamic Positioning systems for use by maritime industry professionals and the marine safety community.
The code for the public to access the teleconference line for the Dec. 5, 2019, public meeting on consistent implementation of Global 0.50% Sulfur Limit has changed. Anyone wishing to call in for the meeting should dial 202-475-4000, and enter 405 789 52# when prompted for the participant access code.
United States re-elected to International Maritime Organization Council for 2020-2021 during the 31st Session of the Assembly
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.
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).
Notice of Public Meeting: Consistent Implementation of Regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI (Global 0.50% Sulfur Limit)
The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2019, to review and discuss the MARPOL Annex VI provisions for implementing the Global 0.50% Sulfur Limit and the associated guidance developed through the International Maritime Organization, as well as discuss related issues and Coast Guard enforcement plans.
Exhaust gas scrubbers on foreign ships in North American and U.S. Caribbean Sea Emission Control Areas
Policy letter 12-04 has been amended to reflect a change in policy on correspondence from flag administrations regarding equivalencies for exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) under MARPOL.