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Marine Safety Alert: Corroded turntable pins can cause structural failure on accommodation ladders

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 05-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving corrosion of the turntable pin on accommodation ladders.

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard announces the appointment of 13 individuals to serve as members of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC).

Maritime Commons emails being blocked for some users, workaround available

Maritime Commons is is aware that some subscribers are unable to open posts received via email. We are currently investigating a solution to this problem. If links do not open from your email please visit mariners.coastguard.blog directly. Thank you for your continued interest in the content provided by Maritime Commons.

Merchant mariner credential application processing time update and important additional information

From Captain Bradley W. Clare, National Maritime Center Commanding Officer The National Maritime Center (NMC) continues to experience increased Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) and medical certificate application processing times. Every effort is […]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC).

IMO Announces 2021 Exceptional Bravery at Sea Awards

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has awarded the 2021 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Mr. Tran Van Khoi from Viet Nam for his extraordinary courage, determination, and endurance.

Liftboat Seacor Power marine board of investigation announces COVID-19 protocols, media briefing, daily schedule

The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting Monday, August 2 in Houma, La, to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power and the loss of 13 of its 19 crewmembers.

Ms. Mayte Medina elected as International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee Committee Chair

Ms. Mayte Medina of the U.S. Coast Guard was unanimously elected as the Committee Chair during the first day the 103rd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) […]

Cruise Ship NCOE Industry Notice 21-01: Cruise Ship Medical Standards

The Cruise Ship NCOE has issued Industry Notice 21-01 to provide information to owners and operators within the cruise industry regarding new requirements established with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R. 6395).

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