The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it will cease monitoring all High Frequency (HF) voice distress frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii because they are rarely used.
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.
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.
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.