The Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released MSIB 06-22 to inform Coast Guard Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and the maritime industry that FM-200 (also known as HFC-227ea or heptafluoropropane), a fire extinguishing agent, is being phased down in production as part of the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule1 to reduce the production of greenhouse gases leading to global warming.
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.”
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.
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.