The Coast Guard has published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-22, “Acceptance of Novel Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements.”
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-22 “Ensuring the validity of merchant mariner credentials and endorsements” to discuss the process of verifying the validity of merchant mariner credentials (MMCs) for current and prospective employees.
The Coast Guard has released the results of a study of ice accretion and ice accumulation on fishing pots, specifically crab/cod pots used in the Alaska/Bering Sea fishery.
Policy Letters: Vessel determination and credentialing on floating Outer Continental Shelf facilities
The Director of Commercial Regulation and Standards announced in the Federal Register the publication of the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) Policy Letter 01-22, Determination of Whether a Floating Outer Continental Shelf Facility (FOF) is a Vessel, and the Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing (CG-MMC) Policy Letter 01-22, Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements for Service on Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities.
Submitted by the Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety (CG-BSX) Recreational boaters should be aware that on April 20, 2022 updated Coast Guard requirements take effect for the type of […]