Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

Latest ‘Drill Down’ – Port State Information Exchange (PSIX)

The Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise has released its latest issue of “Drill Down” to discuss the USCG’s Port State Information Exchange (PSIX) system as a tool to assist owner/operators (O/O) with the management of their fleet by using the information available in PSIX.

Update to the Vessel Cyber Risk Management Work Instruction

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has updated the Vessel Cyber Risk Management Work Instruction. The Work Instruction was updated to include a compliance timeline for Non Safety Management System vessels that are subject to the Marine Transportation Safety Act of 2002.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 40th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program – Revised Application for Ballast Water Management Systems

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has published a revised 2021 Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP) Application Package.

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Winter Issue

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its winter edition, with a new name and look. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on the national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.

Implementation of the Mask Mandate in the Maritime Transportation System

On February 1, 2021, the Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 02-21, COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Marine Transportation System. Since the release of the MSIB, the Coast Guard received numerous questions regarding the applicability of the mask mandate.

MSIB: COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 “COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System” to provide information related to the requirement of all persons traveling on all commercial vessels to wear a mask.

Policy Letter: Exercise of enforcement discretion with regard to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.5.1.2.1

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 21-01: “Exercise of enforcement discretion with regard to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.5.1.2.1” to outline how the U.S. Coast Guard will enforce MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.5.1.2.1, the Tier III NOx limits, for certain engines installed on recreational vessels above 24 meters in length and less than 500 gross tonnage (“large recreational vessels”).

MSIB: Improving Fishing Vessel Stability

The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-21 to assist mariners in identifying ways to improve their stability awareness.

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