Category: Safety

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).

Policy Update for Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats

The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2020, “Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats” May 19, 2020. This policy letter […]

Check Your Life Jacket’s Fit, Function & Condition Before Boating this Season

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims. Ensure they fit properly.

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 […]

Marine Safety Alert: Automatic Identification System (AIS) – Accurate Broadcasts Don’t Happen Automatically

Figure 1: AIS

The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-20 to remind the maritime community that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation.

MSIB: Recommendation for DUKW Passenger Vessel Canopy Removal

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 15-20, “Recommendation for DUKW Passenger Vessel Canopy Removal.”

Recap of the 7th Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 7th session at IMO headquarters in London on March 2-6, 2020. A list of key topics discussed at SSE 7 is provided.

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