The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee announced in the Federal Register that it will meet in Port Huron, Michigan, Sept. 12, 2019 to discuss matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage.
This NVIC will assist the Coast Guard in providing input to the Lead Agency for environmental review and decision-making purposes. Additionally, this circular provides guidance to members of industry, port safety and security stakeholders, and the public on the Coast Guard’s role and responsibilities in the OREI application process.
The major revision in the 2019 guidelines center on realigning the classification program with applicable regulation provisions.
As a courtesy to our readers, Maritime Commons is sharing the content of U.S. Maritime Advisory 2019-012 to alert our readers that heightened military activity and increased political tensions in the Persian […]
Inland Towing Operators Working Together (ITOW) approved as third party organization under Subchapter M
The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (TVNCOE) posted on its website Aug. 5, 2019, that the Coast Guard has approved Inland Towing Operators Working Together (ITOW) as a third-party organization (TPO) to carry out certain functions in accordance with Subchapter M. A complete list of all ten Coast Guard approved TPOs can be found on the TPO webpage.
This edition provides information to maritime stakeholders and Coast Guard units on a variety of topics, including ICOC exams, safety updates, and more.
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 08-19 to ensure owners/operators understand federal fuel system requirements following the results of an investigation into a deadly fire aboard a casino vessel.
The CG-2692 series of forms for reporting marine casualties has been re-approved by the Office of Management and Budget and updated with the new expiration date of July 31, 2022. Owners, agents, masters, operators, or persons in charge of a vessel should begin using the updated versions of the CG-2692 series immediately.
This post provides information regarding recent deficiencies involving bilge system alarms identified on four different vessels.