The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2022.
National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Meeting #4
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is holding the 4 th meeting of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) on April 25 – 26, 2023 at the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education, 17220 Piney Point Rd., Piney Point, MD, 20674.
Federal Register Notice: Request for information on Coast Guard Vessel Response Plan and Maritime Oil-Spill Response Plan Advisory Group (MORPAG) recommendations
The U.S. Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking input from the public on the Maritime Oil-spill Response Plan Advisory Group recommendations for changes to the Coast Guard’s Vessel Response Plan program and policies.
Final Rule: Transportation Worker Identification Credential-facility reader requirement; conforming amendment
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is amending its Risk Group A facility regulations so that their provisions to implement Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) electronic inspection requirements by May 8, 2023, is changed to May 8, 2026.
MSIB: Fire safety on small passenger vessels
The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 05-23, Fire Safety on Small Passenger Vessels, which encourages owners and operators to do a self-assessment of the fire safety of their vessel(s).