The Coast Guard congratulates the Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee as the recipient of the 2017 AMSC of the Year award. The award is based on outstanding achievements and contributions in safeguarding the Marine Transportation System, including port areas, adjacent waterways, coastal and/or shore areas, waterfront facilities, and other maritime critical infrastructure and key assets.
6/14/2018: Maritime Commons launches official LinkedIn page
We have launched an official Showcase Page on the Coast Guard’s enterprise LinkedIn account as another opportunity for us to communicate with you, the maritime professional, on the latest Coast Guard issues and topics that affect you.
6/13/2018: Updated Notice of Arrival/Departure workbooks released
Notices of Arrival/Departure Workbook Version 7.5.1 and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Notice of Arrival Workbook 1.5.1 are now available on NVMC’s. These updated versions provide corrections for the display of ports when the country of Georgia is selected. The official XLS workbooks are provided as a non XML venue for submissions of Notices of Arrival/Departure to the National Vessel Movement Center.
6/6/2018: Congressional hearing alert – “Maritime Transportation in the Arctic: The U.S. Role”
Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Ray will testify June 7, 2018, before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.
5/25/2018: IMO approves U.S.-Russian Federation proposal for Bering Strait routing measures
In January, Maritime Commons informed our readers about a proposal by the United States and Russian Federation for a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. The nations jointly developed and submitted the proposal to the IMO to establish six two-way routes and six precautionary areas. We are pleased to provide an update, as reported to us by Coast Guard members attending the 99th IMO session in London this week.