The Coast Guard published a letter to commercial fishing vessel owners and operators reminding them of the mandatory dockside safety exam starting October 15, 2015.
8/25/2015: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. These meetings will be open to the public.
8/24/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Commercial fishing industry vessel safety regulations
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for commercial fishing industry vessel safety regulations.
8/14/2015: National Maritime Center open house
The National Maritime Center is hosting an open house to tour the facility and attend information sessions with subject matter experts on the credentialing process, future credentialing policies and their impacts on mariners and industry.
8/11/2015: New AIS Encoding Guide posted
The Coast Guard posted an Automatic Identification System Encoding Guide to assist in meeting international and domestic regulations that require mariners maintain each AIS in effective operating condition.