Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

Notice of proposed Rulemaking: Safety Management Systems for Domestic Passenger Vessels

The Coast Guard is evaluating the potential use of Safety Management Systems (SMSs) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. The Coast Guard is seeking public input and responses to specific questions on the feasibility, applicability, and nature of SMSs for potential use on U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. Comments and related material must be received on or before April 15, 2021.

Federal Register Notice: Guidelines for Obtaining STCW Endorsements for Basic and Advanced IGF Code Operations

As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices, or those notices that may impact a large segment of our readers. To provide […]

Coast Guard announces Guard Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Course Examiner Contracting Opportunity

The Coast Guard has posted on beta.sam.gov the contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course. The United States Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has a […]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 39 th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

Port Security Advisory (2-20) Liberia

The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Liberia.

2020 edition of The Gas Gauge Newsletter now available.

The Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) published its 2020 edition of The Gas Gauge, a newsletter to share Coast Guard involvement and regulatory updates about the liquefied gas industry.

Policy Letter: Testing Alternate Components for a Type-Approved Ballast Water Management System

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has published a Policy Letter to provide guidance on the testing and validation of alternate components requested to be used with a type-approved Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Knutsen Ballast Water AS

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 38th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Knutsen Ballast Water AS after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

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