The Coast Guard published its 2014 edition of its semi-annual IMO e-Newsletter to disseminate information regarding key IMO issues and decisions of particular interest to the U.S.
As a reminder for the upcoming sulfur limit change in January of 2015, Maritime Commons wanted to provide you with some resources and information about ECA.
7/3/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget- Self propelled liquefied gas vessels
The Coast Guard invites comments from owners and operators of self-propelled liquefied gas vessels on self-propelled liquefied natural gas vessels.
7/1/2014: Public workshop for IMO’s development of a mandatory code for ships operating in Polar Waters
The Coast Guard will hold a public workshop on topics related to the development of a mandatory code for ships operating in polar waters by the International Maritime Organization.
USCG Office of Port and Facility Compliance provides after-action on the sub-committee meeting, held in Hamburg, Germany, on marine environmental protection.
6/24/2014: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget- Sewage and graywater discharge records for certain cruise vessels operating on Alaskan Waters
The Coast Guard posted a notice requesting the approval of a revision to the sewage and graywater discharge records for certain cruise vessels operating in Alaskan water. The Coast Guard is inviting comments from owners, operator and masters of vessels.
U.S. Delegation lead shared an overview, IMO updates and key accomplishments on the proposed Polar Code at an Arctic-shipping event sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy.
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in August to discuss the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. The meetings will be open to the public.
The Assistant Commandant for Prevention participated in a panel discussion that focused on input from industry and academia in advance of the change in chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015.