Category: Operating & Environmental Standards

Cancellation of OCS policy on life extension requirements for floating OCS facilities

The Coast Guard has been continuing to strengthen its joint regulatory oversight and compliance schemes with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to ensure a consistent approach to the OCS oil and gas industry. In this post, Eighth District OCS OCMI Capt. Russell Holmes provides an update on the latest projects, including the cancellation of a policy letter on floating facility life extension requests.

Marine Safety Center receives new application for ballast water management system type-approval

The application is for the BAWAT Ballast Water Management System Mk2 manufactured by BAWAT A/S.

Comment period opens for draft policy letter on accepting viability testing in BWMS type approval

Comments on the draft policy letter must reach the Coast Guard by Sept. 30, 2019.

Marine Safety Center receives 28th application for ballast water management system type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 28th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Evoqua Water Technologies Ltd.

International Maritime Organization Council condemns attacks on commercial shipping in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman

The International Maritime Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the global standard setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. The Council is the Executive Organ of IMO.

U.S. recipients to be honored with prestigious International Maritime Organization awards

The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) selected Mr. Joseph J. Angelo as the recipient of the International Maritime Prize for 2018 and Aviation Survival Technician 2nd Class Michael W. Kelly as recipient of the Extraordinary Bravery at Sea Award for 2019.

Liquefied gas cargoes for use as marine fuel

The establishment of air emissions regulations in the form of Emission Control Areas (ECA) and the approaching IMO 2020 sulfur cap have driven the search for economically, commercially, and environmentally acceptable marine fuels. With advancements in technologies and the significant growth of U.S. liquefied gas export markets, Coast Guard examiners are seeing a new trend on vessels carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ethane; these vessels are using their cargoes as fuel during ocean transits. In this post, we provide industry with instructions for vessels to request permission to use cargoes other than methane as fuel.

Latest issue of The Gas Gauge Newsletter now available

The Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise published its 2019 Summer edition of The Gas Gauge, a newsletter to share Coast Guard involvement and regulatory updates about the liquefied gas industry.

Marine Safety Center receives new application for ballast water management system type-approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 27th application for type approval for the EcoGuardianTM Ballast Water Treatment System manufactured by HANLA IMS Co., Ltd.

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