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2022 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Award Winners

The U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the award recipients for the 2022 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence. 

Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of two individuals to serve as members of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC).

IMO Maritime Safety Committee highlights importance of safe and inclusive culture for maritime professionals

During the 105th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee, members agreed to the establishment of an IMO/ILO joint group to consider bullying and harassment in the maritime sector, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, taking into account information submitted by interested parties, with a view to providing recommendations for future steps, including the development of legislation, mechanisms and policies, and the launching of awareness campaigns by relevant stakeholders, aimed at reporting and addressing these matters.

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20 – Updated frequently asked questions

The Coast Guard published a Frequently Asked Questions document supporting Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-20 and cyber inclusion in Facility Security Plans.

Ms. Mayte Medina awarded the Ordre du Mérite Maritime by French government

On April 26, 2022, Ms. Mayte Medina was honored by the government of France with the Ordre du Mérite Maritime in a small ceremony in London. 

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group (Update)

The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from April 12- 14, 2022, in accordance with 46 USC 7510 to review USCG Deck Officer examination questions related to Piloting knowledge topics (Chart Plot) required by 46 CFR 11.910, and is soliciting participants.

Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for IMO sub-committee on pollution prevention and response meeting

As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and the Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting by teleconference at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 to prepare for the ninth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 9) to be held remotely, April 4th-8th, 2022.

Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of two individuals to serve as members of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC).

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.

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