Category: Ports and Facilities

Operational Risk Assessments for Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas as Fuel, and Updates to Industry Standards

The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a proposed amendment to its regulations concerning waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied hazardous gas (LHG).

Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 18-20 “Urgent Need to Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems” to reiterate the need for vigilance against cyber threats to internet-accessible operational technology.

Port Security Advisory (1-20)

The Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program has issued Port Security Advisory (PSA 1-20) to update the list of Madagascar port facilities exempted from Conditions of Entry.

Coast Guard Releases New Facility Inspector Cyber Job Aid

The Coast Guard has published a new Facility Inspector – Cyber Job Aid, in order to provide the service’s marine safety personnel with additional guidance as they address facilities’ documented cyber vulnerabilities.

Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements for Operators of all Manned Facilities and Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

The OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) has released MSIB 20-04, Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements, to provide guidance for operators on the Outer Continental Shelf.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 5)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update May 27, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 4).

Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

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Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures The Coast Guard’s Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner (FGCE) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) has been updated to account for the newest gas […]

United States Publishes a Global Maritime Advisory to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Iran, North Korea, and Syria

The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a global advisory to alert the maritime industry, and those active in the energy and metals sectors to deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions, with a focus on Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

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