National Boating Safety Advisory Committee elects new chair and vice-chair

The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC) recently elected Mr. Dave Marlow and Mr. John Adey as the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson, respectfully. 

Area Maritime Security Committees 2020 Annual Report – Challenges, Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices

The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of a consolidated report on the status and work completed in 2020 by Area Maritime Security Committees.

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Fall Issue

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its fall 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.

Federal Register Notice: Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization MEPC 77 Meeting

The Department of State has announced in the Federal Register a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, by way of teleconference. Members of the public may participate up to the capacity of the teleconference phone line, which can handle 500 participants.

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) and its Working Groups will meet November 16-18, 2021 in Piney Point, MD, to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.

Marine Safety Alert: Unexpected heavy weather dangers

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert XX-21, to highlight how unexpected heavy weather events and rapid changes in weather have contributed to multiple notable and deadly marine casualties over the past several years.  

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 45th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Cyber Awareness Series Part 3: Cyber hygiene

Cyber hygiene is the first line of defense in a cyber-risk management plan and involves the processes one uses to protect access to an information network.  

Final Rule: Fire protection for recreational vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that is has amended fire extinguishing equipment regulations for recreational vessels that are propelled or controlled by propulsion machinery.

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