Category: Design & Engineering Standards

Policy Update for Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats

The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2020, “Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats” May 19, 2020. This policy letter […]

Eighth District MSIB: Extension of Third Party Surveys

In an effort to help minimize possible exposure of the novel coronavirus to offshore oil and gas facilities the Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-03 that allows operators to differ the third party inspections associated with the Coast Guard regulated firefighting and lifesaving systems, as well as cranes, until 31 July, 2020.

MSIB: Recommendation for DUKW Passenger Vessel Canopy Removal

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 15-20, “Recommendation for DUKW Passenger Vessel Canopy Removal.”

Recap of the 7th Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 7th session at IMO headquarters in London on March 2-6, 2020. A list of key topics discussed at SSE 7 is provided.

10 Research Project Ideas Reviewed by Ship Structure Committee at the 2020 Annual Meeting

The Ship Structure Committee has released the list of this year’s top ten project ideas. Annually, the SSC solicits research project ideas from the public which may be selected for funding.

Ship Structure Committee Publishes Finite Element Analysis Guide: SSC-475

The Ship Structure Committee announces the publication of a new report, SSC-475, titled “Guidelines for Evaluation of Marine Finite Element Analyses.”

Recap of 7th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) held its 7th session at IMO headquarters in London last month. Key topics discussed included carriage of industrial personnel, subdivision and damage stability, and intact stability criteria.

Coast Guard officer named among “Top 100 Women in Shipping”

In February, allaboutshipping.co.uk published a “Top 100 Women in Shipping” in recognition of International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Day 2019 theme, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.” Among the respected, influential, and deserving women named on the Top 100 list was U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Eustacia “Staci” Weist from the Commercial Regulations and Standards Directorate at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Membership applications sought for National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee

The Coast Guard is requesting applications from individuals interested in membership on the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee. This recently established committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials.

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