Category: – Domestic Vessels

Practice makes permanent: Does your crew know what’s in your TSMS?

Editor’s note: This blog post was updated March 10, 2020 at 8:04 a.m. to correct an error.

A representative from the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance joined several members of the professional maritime community Feb. 25, 2020, for an American Waterways Operators webinar, “Safety Know-How: Helping Your Crewmembers Embrace and Understand Your TSMS,” to offer best practices and lessons learned on ways to ensure towing vessel crews are familiar with their company’s Towing Vessel Safety Management System. In this post, we share a summary as well as a link to the audio file for the benefit of our readers.

Work Instruction update: Alternate testing methods of overspeed protection on electronically controlled engines

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-011(1) to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors for alternative testing methods of overspeed protection on electronically controlled engines.

Work Instruction update: MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 compliance, & Global Sulfur Fuel Oil Sulfur Cap enforcement

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-022 to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors and port state control officers for ensuring vessel compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14. Additionally, this work instruction cancels CG-CVC Policy Letter 12-04 Change 1, and includes a Job Aid as an enclosure.

Three Americans receive awards at the International Maritime Organization’s award ceremony

Three Americans received awards from the International Maritime Organization for their contributions to the maritime community and bravery at sea.

Work Instruction update: Determinations for keel laid date or similar stage of construction

The work instruction was updated Sept. 20, 2019, with language to be more specific in its application.

Work Instruction: Determinations for keel laid date or similar stage of construction

This work instruction was updated Sept. 20, 2019. Please see our post dated Oct. 1, 2019, for the most current information.

Coast Guard updates work instruction for the Inspected Towing Vessel Program

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has updated the Mission Management System CV-WI-010(2), Work Instruction for OCMI guidance on special consideration for inspected towing vessels.

Coast Guard releases Findings of Concern 008-19

The Coast Guard has released Findings of Concern 008-19. Investigators identified several measures to be implemented on vessels in similar service to mitigate risks.

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