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.