Category: Safety

Eighth District MSIB: Extension of third party surveys – Update (Change 1)

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection is permitting the extension of third party surveys for firefighting and lifesaving equipment until 30 September on a case-by-case basis.

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Summer Issue

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has published The Summer Issue of the CSNCOE Newsletter which provides information on national and international policies as well as highlights success […]

On-Water Mass Gatherings – Recreational, Sporting, or Cause-Related Events

The Coast Guard Waterways Policies and Activities Division has released MSIB 17-20 to highlight the impacts of on-water mass gatherings to the public and Maritime Transportation System (MTS).

Marine Safety Alert: Electrical Issues Spark Major Concern

The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 05-20 to address hazardous area electrical instillation knowledge gaps observed in the maritime community.

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee teleconference meeting

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

National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancy

The Coast Guard is extending the application deadline for applications from persons interested in serving in membership on the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee).

Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Releases Domestic Annual Report for 2019

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 Domestic Annual Report. The report highlights U.S. domestic fleet deficiencies, inspections, and marine casualty statistics and serves […]

GAO Report – Vessel Safety: The Coast Guard Conducts Recurrent Inspections and Has Issued Guidance to Address Emergency Preparedness

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published MSIB 16-20 “GAO Report – Vessel Safety: The Coast Guard Conducts Recurrent Inspections and Has Issued Guidance to Address Emergency Preparedness.”

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.

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