Category: Safety

MSIB: Maintaining Maritime Commerce and Identification of Essential Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers

The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-20 to provide further clarification when making determinations regarding which MTS workers are considered essential in regions impacted by COVID-19 quarantine and shelter-in-place orders.

MSIB: Guidance for Maritime Operators on Compliance with Federal Drug Testing Requirements

The Office of Investigations and Analysis writes about the challenges facing employers to conduct mandatory drug testing during the COVID-19 pandemic response. In this article they explain options to maintain compliance in this challenging environment.

Eighth District MSIB: Novel Coronavirus

The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) of the Outer Continental Shelf issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-01, “Novel Coronavirus,” to alert offshore operators of protocols and requirements regarding novel coronavirus.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 9, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 1)

MSIB: Vessel reporting requirements for illness or death

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 06-20, “Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death.”

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 1)

The Coast Guard Director of Emergency Management published an update March 9, 2020 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20, “Novel Coronavirus.”

Marine industry internship program helps Coast Guard stay in tune with industry

The Marine Industry Training program launched in 1948 and gives participants the chance to step outside of their roles in the Coast Guard and shadow industry or inter-agency partners.

Practice makes permanent: Does your crew know what’s in your TSMS?

Editor’s note: This blog post was updated March 10, 2020 at 8:04 a.m. to correct an error.

A representative from the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance joined several members of the professional maritime community Feb. 25, 2020, for an American Waterways Operators webinar, “Safety Know-How: Helping Your Crewmembers Embrace and Understand Your TSMS,” to offer best practices and lessons learned on ways to ensure towing vessel crews are familiar with their company’s Towing Vessel Safety Management System. In this post, we share a summary as well as a link to the audio file for the benefit of our readers.

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