Category: Safety

Marine Safety Center (MSC) Revised Marine Technical Note (MTN) 01-10, Review of Systems Containing Plastic Pipe

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued change 1 to MTN 01-10, which provides guidance for industry design and MSC review of rigid nonmetallic (plastic) piping intended for installation onboard vessels subject to 46 CFR Subchapter F and K. 

Marine Safety Alert: Verify gateway handhold arrangements

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 04-22, to addresses the importance of verifying the correct arrangement of handholds in embarkation gate arrangements aboard merchant vessels.

Marine Safety Alert: Lithium battery fire

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 01-22, to increase awareness of these hazards of transporting lithium batteries.

Hazardous Weather Outlook service extended to the Eastern Pacific Ocean

In coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the addition of a new Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) service that covers the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee meeting

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittees will meet in Annapolis, MD to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meeting will be open to the public via a virtual platform. There is also limited in-person access.

Coast Guard releases results of crab pot icing study

The Coast Guard has released the results of a study of ice accretion and ice accumulation on fishing pots, specifically crab/cod pots used in the Alaska/Bering Sea fishery.

New fire extinguisher rules for recreational boaters go into effect April 20, 2022

Submitted by the Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety (CG-BSX) Recreational boaters should be aware that on April 20, 2022 updated Coast Guard requirements take effect for the type of […]

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; January 2022 Teleconference

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee will meet to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. This meeting will be open to the public.

Interim Rule: Fire safety of small passenger vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing an interim rule as the first step to implementing the statutorily mandated requirements for fire safety on certain covered small passenger vessels.

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