Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

Policy Letter: Inspection guidance for high risk small passenger vessels

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 20-02: “Inspection Guidance For High Risk Small Passenger Vessels” to provide Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) with inspection guidance for high risk small passenger vessel (SPV) inspection.

Policy letter: Carriage of lithium-ion batteries on small passenger vessels

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 20-03: “Carriage of Lithium-Ion Batteries on Small Passenger Vessels” to provide guidance regarding carriage of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries on small passenger vessels […]

National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Nov 2020 Teleconference

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its subcommittees will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meeting will be open to the public.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 37th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering 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 Certificate to Elite Marine Corporation

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Centerissued the 36thU.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Elite Marine Corporation, 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 receives new application for Ballast Water Management System type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received an application for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval for the KURITA Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Kurita Water Industries Ltd. MSC will review the […]

Subchapter M virtual training now available online

The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise is pleased to announce virtual Subchapter M training is now available on the TVNCOE website.

Amendments to MARPOL 73/78 accepting electronic record books

On October 1, 2020, amendments to MARPOL 73/78 entered into force permitting vessels to electronically record discharges, transfers, and other reportable operations required under Annexes I, II, V and VI in Electronic Record Books (ERB); see IMO Resolution MEPC.314(74). Coast Guard Port State Control Officers (PSCO) and Marine Inspectors will begin examining ERBs in a similar manner as written record books.

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