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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).

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to Wuxi Brightsky Electronic Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 42nd U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Wuxi Brightsky Electronic Co., Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application […]

Rajiv Khandpur, Chief, Office of Waterways Management and Ocean Policy to retire after 30 years of service

Please join me in sending best wishes for fair winds and following seas to Mr. Rajiv Khandpur as he retires on September 30th from the Coast Guard after 30 years of significant and accomplished service.

New NBIC Ballast Water Management Reporting Form released: OMB # 1625-0069

On 20 July 2020 the United States Coast Guard received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) adopting revisions to the Ballast Water Management Reporting Form (OMB number 1625-0069, expiration date 31 July 2023).

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 34th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined […]

Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Releases Domestic Annual Report for 2019

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 Domestic Annual Report. The report highlights U.S. domestic fleet deficiencies, inspections, and marine casualty statistics and serves […]

Update to NVIC 01-16, Electronic charts and publications policy

The Office of Navigation Systems announced in the Federal Register Change 2 of the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16, Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications, together with a Deregulatory Savings Analysis.

2020 Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Award recipients announced

The U.S. Coast Guard is announcing the award recipients for the 2020 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence.

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