In this post, the National Vessel Documentation Center discusses impacts of the partial government shutdown on its operations and provides instructions for renewing CODs or requesting other services.
3/12/2019: MSIB 03-19 – Guidance on Certificate of Documentation delays
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued MSIB 03-19 to provide guidance for mariners who have been affected by delays in the time necessary for the National Vessel Documentation Center to issue Certificates of Documentation.
2/28/2019: A century and a half of marine safety and prevention – The Congressional Act of Feb. 28, 1871
In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau offers a few thoughts on The Congressional Act of 1871, which provided the nation with the basis of a functioning marine safety code. The Act of 1871 was an important change that combined all the practical features of previous legislation with a number of new requirements to form a coherent and unified body of law for the regulation of steamboats and to prevent marine casualties and loss of life.
2/5/2019: Commandant discusses Arctic, Subchapter M, and more in INSIGHTS interview
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz recently did an interview with Marine Link Magazine staff for its Jan. 30, 2019, edition of INSIGHTS. During the interview, Schultz discussed a variety of issues relavent to the maritime industry, and as a courtesy Maritime Commons is providing a link to the article in an effort to keep our subscribers informed.
1/24/2019: Commercial vessel safety during lapse in appropriations
With passage of a continuing resolution, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-19 is cancelled effective Feb. 1, 2019.