Category: Federal Register

5/2/2014: Notice of Publication of NVICS Related to STCW Final Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard has published new Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars, or NVICs, to provide further guidance on the implementation of the final rule titled “Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW), as Amended, and Changes to National Endorsements” (78 FR 77796).

4/25/2014 Federal Register Notice: Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters

The Coast Guard posted a notice announcing the availability of Revision 7 to Maritime Security, or MARSEC, Directive 104-6, which provides guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high risk waters where acts of terrorism, piracy, and armed robbery against ships are prevalent, as well as specific guidance for offshore supply vessels and liftboats operating in the Gulf of Guinea.