Category: Ports and Facilities

2021 Port State Control Annual Report

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2021.

Cyber Awareness Series Part 1: Facility compliance

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2021 facility owners and operators who have not already done so should submit FSP cyber amendments or annexes to their local Captain of the Port (COTP) as part of the facility’s annual audit.

Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2020 Annual Report

The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to release the Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2020 Annual Report.  This report highlights the efforts of CG-FAC and its partners to ensure the safety and security of doing business at our port communities. 

Final Rule: Electronic Submission of Facility Operations and Emergency Manuals

On September 10, 2021 a final rule goes into effect which enables regulated facilities to electronically submit Operations Manuals and Emergency Manuals and electronically communicate with the Coast Guard.

Marine Transportation System (MTS) cyber spotlight

Editors note: This is the second in a series of articles addressing cyber risk management and cybersecurity within the Marine Transportation System (MTS). The maritime community is facing daily threats to their […]

MSIB: COVID 19 – Actions for Vessels Arriving in U.S. Ports – Update (Change 7)

The Coast Guard has published Change 7 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20 to provide updated guidance on the suspension of entry of nonimmigrants from India.

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 3)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 3) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations – Change 3” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement.

Coast Guard announces Guard Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Course Examiner Contracting Opportunity

The Coast Guard has posted on the contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course. The United States Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has a […]

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