The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) and the Liquefied Gas Carriers National Center of Expertise (LGCNCOE) have issued a Joint Industry Notice to provide guidance to cruise ship owners, operators, and builders regarding United States Coast Guard examinations for foreign passenger vessels built with fuel systems utilizing Low-flashpoint fuels (LFF).
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) will begin posting monthly data reports of all deficiencies to foreign and domestic vessels on the CG-CVC website in an Excel file format.
The Coast Guard’s Quality Shipping for the 21st Century (QUALSHIP 21) Program is getting an upgrade.
In this post the Office of Maritime Security Response Policy discusses the process by which vessels may receive a security boarding prior to entering a U.S. port.
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Policy Letter 21-02 “Foreign
Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance” to provide guidance to the Cruise Ship National
Center of Expertise and Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection on Coast Guard examination requirements
for all foreign cruise ships seeking to resume suspended operations within U.S. ports due to the COVID-
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The Office of Design and Engineering Standards issued Change 1 to CG-ENG Policy Letter 02-12, to accept the amendments from the 2009 MODU Code, which include updated design and equipment requirements that stem from the findings of the Deepwater Horizon casualty investigation.
With passage of a continuing resolution, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-19 is cancelled effective Feb. 1, 2019.
In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation.