The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC) on September 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2022 at the STAR Center in Dania Beach, FL.
Clarification of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Expiration Dates
An update has been made to the Marine Safety Center website to clarify the implications of a type approval certificate’s expiration date.
Clarification on the use of existing type approval data in BWMS type approval for viability
The Coast Guard Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has provided clarifying information regarding consideration of existing testing data in type approving a BWMS using a viability testing method, should the Coast Guard accept such a testing method.
USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Summer Issue
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its summer edition of The Cruise Ship Round Turn. The newsletter provides useful information on national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.
Coast Guard Cyber Command releases 2021 Cyber Trends and Insights in the Marine Environment report
The Coast Guard enthusiastically announces the release of the first annual Cyber Trends and Insights in the Marine Environment (ME) report.