Coast Guard to convene public hearing into loss of Liftboat Seacor Power

The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting Monday, August 2 in Houma, La, to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power and the […]

Federal Register Notice: Proposed distribution of scheduled Navigation Safety Messages (Broadcast Notice to Mariners) by mobile and internet methods

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking comments regarding phasing out the process of distributing local broadcast notice to mariners by routine VHF radio broadcasts.

Federal Register Notice: Cancellation of obsolete Navigation and Inspection Circulars

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the cancellation of several obsolete Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC).

Federal Register Notice: Request for Information on Coast Guard Programs, Regulations, and Policies for Addressing Climate Change

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register a request for input from the public on specific Coast Guard programs, regulations, policies, and procedures that the Coast Guard should consider changing to combat and respond to climate change.

U.S. Coast Guard releases 2020 Boating Safety Statistics Report

The U.S. Coast Guard has released its 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, revealing that there were 767 boating fatalities nationwide in 2020, a 25.1 percent increase from 2019.

Coast Guard Navigation Center holds change of command

The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) held a change of command ceremony Friday at the Coast Guard’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Intelligence (C5I) Service Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Coast Guard, NTSB sign updated MOU regarding investigations and related maters

The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding to institutionalize best practices developed during recent joint investigations iThe full MOU is available for viewing and download.

Work Instruction: Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Program

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) issued work instruction CVC-WI-028 “Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Program” to provide Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), Chiefs of Inspection Division […]

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.

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