The Coast Guard has publicly released two studies completed by the Coast Guard’s Research & Development Center as related to Enhanced Person in the Water (ePIW) Detection location devices and daytime distress signal devices.
The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-21 to assist mariners in identifying ways to improve their stability awareness.
Update to NVIC 02-19, Guide to Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards issued Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-19 (Ch 1) “Change 1 to Guide to Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRAs),” Jan. 1, 2021.
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-19, “Maintenance, Thorough Examination, Operational Testing, Overhaul And Repair Of Lifeboats And Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances And Release Gear”.
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.
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published MSIB 21-20 Change 1 “Recommendation for Pilot Transfer Arrangements.”
The United States Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is proposing to update the type approval requirements for certain types of equipment that survival craft are required to carry on U.S.-flagged vessels.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has awarded the 2020 Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Mr. Mario Santos Teixeira and Mr. Fabio Rodrigues Alves de Abreu, members of the Sao Paulo Pilots, as well as Petty Officer Second Class Ralph Ofalla Barajan of the Philippine Coast Guard.
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards published Policy Letter 01-20: “Third Party Foam Concentrate Analysis” to provide guidance for the use of U.S. Coast Guard accepted independent laboratories for the analysis of foam concentrate samples for marine fixed foam fire extinguishing systems.