Category: – Lifesaving & Fire Safety

Coast Guard releases Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-22, Acceptance of Novel Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements

The Coast Guard has published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-22,  “Acceptance of Novel Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements.”

Interim Rule: Fire safety of small passenger vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing an interim rule as the first step to implementing the statutorily mandated requirements for fire safety on certain covered small passenger vessels.

IMO Announces 2021 Exceptional Bravery at Sea Awards

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has awarded the 2021 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Mr. Tran Van Khoi from Viet Nam for his extraordinary courage, determination, and endurance.

Coast Guard R&D releases studies examining daytime distress signals and enhanced person-in-the water detection

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.

MSIB: Improving Fishing Vessel Stability

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.

FAQs: IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-19

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”.

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.

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