Category: Marine Safety Information Bulletins

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 2)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 2) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations – Change 2” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 5)

The Coast Guard has posted Change 5 to MSIB 08-20, titled COVID-19 – Mariner Credentials, which updates information on extensions to merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals.

MSIB: VRP-ACP Relationships in Pacific Northwest Region – Changes to Area Contingency Planning Construct

The Office of Marine Environmental Response has published MSIB 23-20 to alert all vessel response plan (VRP) holders with vessels operating within the Oregon and Washington federal navigable waterways of structural changes to the area contingency planning construct and physical location of applicable Area Contingency Plans (ACPs).

MSIB: FRP-ACP Relationships in Pacific Northwest Region – Changes to Area Contingency Planning Construct

The Office of Marine Environmental Response has published MSIB 22-20 to alert all facility response plan (FRP) holders with facilities operating within the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Columbia River and Sector Puget Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zones of structural changes to the area contingency planning construct and physical location of applicable Area Contingency Plans (ACPs).

National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Nov 2020 Teleconference

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its subcommittees will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meeting will be open to the public.

Performing a VHF Marine Radio Check

The Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued MSIB 20-20 to inform mariners of the proper procure for performing a VHF radio check.

MSIB: Malicious email spoofing incidents

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 19-20 “Malicious email spoofing incidents” to highlight several recent cyber events involving increasingly sophisticated malicious email spoofing techniques within the Marine Transportation System (MTS).

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 4)

The Coast Guard has posted Change 4 to MSIB 08-20, titled COVID-19 – Mariner Credentials, which updates information on extensions to merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals.

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 1)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 1) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential Operations – Change 1” to update temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19.

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