Category: Federal Register

Final Rule: Financial Responsibility-Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is expanding regulations on vessel financial responsibility for all tank vessel s greater than 100 gross tons as required by statute, and making other amendments that clarify and update reporting requirements.

Federal Register Notice: National Towing Safety Advisory Committee teleconference scheduled

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference Dec. 7, 2021 to discuss the election of officers, issuance of new task statements, and stand-up of the Task Statement Vetting Committee.

Federal Register Notice: Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization MEPC 77 Meeting

The Department of State has announced in the Federal Register a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, by way of teleconference. Members of the public may participate up to the capacity of the teleconference phone line, which can handle 500 participants.

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) and its Working Groups will meet November 16-18, 2021 in Piney Point, MD, to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.

Final Rule: Fire protection for recreational vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that is has amended fire extinguishing equipment regulations for recreational vessels that are propelled or controlled by propulsion machinery.

Federal Register Notice: Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register proposed changes to its regulations for certifying a State’s titling system for undocumented vessels to increase States’ participation in the Vessel Identification System (VIS).

Federal Register Notice: Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization MSC 104 meeting

The Department of State announced in the Federal Register a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, by way of teleconference.

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2022 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that in accordance with the statutory provisions enacted by the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season.

Federal Register Notice: Change 2 to NVIC 02-18 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the availability of change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT.

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