The Coast Guard has released guidance regarding its current position on commercial vessel compliance activities during the COVID-19 response.
The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) of the Outer Continental Shelf issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-01, “Novel Coronavirus,” to alert offshore operators of protocols and requirements regarding novel coronavirus.
The facility compliance regulations outlined throughout 33 Code of Federal Regulations remains in force, and facility operators are expected to continue to comply with these requirements as it relates to COVID-19.
The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 16, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2)
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 9, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 1)
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 06-20, “Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death.”
The Coast Guard Director of Emergency Management published an update March 9, 2020 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20, “Novel Coronavirus.”
The Coast Guard recommends that the owners / operators of impacted ships take early action to comply with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation.