Category: Waterways Policy

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee Meeting

The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (Committee) announced in the Federal Register that it will will meet in Cape Vincent, New York, to discuss matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies. The meeting will be open to the public.

Overview of regulations governing High Interest Vessel (HIV) selection and boarding

In this post the Office of Maritime Security Response Policy discusses the process by which vessels may receive a security boarding prior to entering a U.S. port.

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2021 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the establishment of new base pilotage rates for the 2021 shipping season. This final rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation.

Recap of Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee meeting

The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee held a successful meeting on September 1st in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This in-person meeting was a collaborative discussion among representatives for shipping, terminal operators, labor, pilots, and the public.

Coast Guard requesting comments to improve Nation’s shallow draft waterways ATON system

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft system. Waterway users, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to provide comments or feedback.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 5)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update May 27, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 4).

Port Access Route Study: The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the completion of The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study.

2019 Port State Control Annual Report Posted

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2019.

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