The Memorandum of Agreement is for inspections and tests performed on U.S. flagged vessels by ICGB on behalf of the Coast Guard.
This post provides a summary of actions and due dates required for the towing vessel industry to comply with Subchapter M.
This policy letter provide guidance to the Officer(s) in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and Coast Guard marine inspectors as well as the towing industry on how to obtain initial COIs for greater than the percentage of the towing vessels outlined in 46 CFR 136.202 of 46 CFR Subchapter M.
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The new policy letter covers use of previously conducted audits under existing safety management systems, such as the ISM Code and American Waterways Operators’ Responsible Carrier Program, as objective evidence of compliance for the issuance of a towing vessel’s initial certificate of inspection.
This MSIB addresses recent instances of port States misinterpreting requirements of III/6 and III/7 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended.
MSIB 005-17 clarifies the U.S. policy on vessel inspections and issuance of certifications as it pertains to IHR 2005.
Last week Coast Guard engineers Cdr. Sean Brady and Lt. Kate Woods gave presentations on plan review for battery power installations at the Passenger Vessel Association annual MARITRENDS convention and the Pacific Maritime’s forum on Liquefied Natural Gas and alternative fuels. As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons is providing an excerpt of their remarks.
The Coast Guard Navigation Center has implemented a small but important change to its website address.