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.