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 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.