Category: Federal Register

Notice of Availability: Change to NVIC regarding use of electronic charts and publications in lieu of paper charts, maps and publications

This NVIC provides that U.S. vessels may access navigation publications electronically, through underway connectivity, to meet domestic carriage and Safety of Life at Sea certification requirements.

Crediting recent sea service of personnel serving on vessels of the Uniformed Services

The Coast Guard proposes to increase from 3 years to 7 years the period within which qualifying sea service aboard vessels of the uniformed services can be used to satisfy the requirement for recent sea service to qualify for a Merchant Mariner Credential with a national officer endorsement.

Proposed termination of Coast Guard medium frequency broadcast of Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) and shift to satellite

The Coast Guard is requesting public comments until Nov. 12, 2019, on its proposal to cease broadcasting Navigational Telex over Medium Frequency.

Extension of comment period for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is extending the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast to Jan. 30, 2020.

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Cell phone geolocation for Coast Guard search and rescue

This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Callyo 2009 Corporation, will investigate the potential operational use of leveraging smart phone technology, specifically the phone’s location services, to help locate mariners in distress more efficiently.

Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet Sept. 10-11, 2019, in Galveston, Texas.

Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee announced in the Federal Register that it will meet in Port Huron, Michigan, Sept. 12, 2019 to discuss matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Person in charge of fuel oil transfers on an inspected vessel

The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the requirements regulating personnel permitted to serve as a person in charge of fuel oil transfers on an inspected vessel by adding the option of using a letter of designation in lieu of a Merchant Mariner Credential with a Tankerman-PIC endorsement.

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