Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

2019 Port State Control Annual Report Posted

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2019.

MSIB: Guidance for Maritime Operators on Compliance with Federal Drug Testing Requirements

The Office of Investigations and Analysis writes about the challenges facing employers to conduct mandatory drug testing during the COVID-19 pandemic response. In this article they explain options to maintain compliance in this challenging environment.

MSIB 09-20 Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation

The Coast Guard has released guidance regarding its current position on commercial vessel compliance activities during the COVID-19 response.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia GloEn- Patrol 2.0

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 27th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificates to NK Co. Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 28 th and 29 th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to NKBMS Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of […]

Eighth District MSIB: Novel Coronavirus

The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) of the Outer Continental Shelf issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-01, “Novel Coronavirus,” to alert offshore operators of protocols and requirements regarding novel coronavirus.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Port and Facility Operations

The facility compliance regulations outlined throughout 33 Code of Federal Regulations remains in force, and facility operators are expected to continue to comply with these requirements as it relates to COVID-19.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 9, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 1)

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