Category: Vessel Documentation

Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 3)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 16, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2)

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.”

MSIB on Certificate of Documentation delays cancelled

The Coast Guard is cancelling MSIB 03-19 because the NVDC is current with processing of COD renewal requests for both commercial and recreational vessels.

Coast Guard Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard address in Charleston

During the address, Adm. Karl Schultz will highlight the importance of South Carolina’s ports and waterways to the nation and the vital role the Coast Guard plays in Charleston to ensure continued global security and economic prosperity.

MSIB: Passenger vessel compliance and operational readiness

On September 2, 2019, the small passenger vessel Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California with loss of life. This bulletin identifies regulations related to firefighting, lifesaving, preparations for emergencies, and means of escape that serve as a reminder for owner and operators to ensure the safety of the passengers and crew while onboard.

Certificate of Documentation guidance during application processing delays

The National Vessel Documentation Center is experiencing delays in the time necessary to issue a Certificate of Documentation due to performance issues associated with its Information Technology System. The Coast Guard recognizes the need to minimize the effect on the maritime community and is providing guidance to minimize the impact of these delays.

Coast Guard presents public service award to long-time mariner advocate

Rear Adm. Steven Andersen, the Coast Guard’s Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel, presented Mr. Douglas Stevenson with a Meritorious Public Service Award, to honor his outstanding contributions to the United States Coast Guard and to all the mariners who make their living at sea.

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