Marine Safety Alert: Verify gateway handhold arrangements

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 04-22, to addresses the importance of verifying the correct arrangement of handholds in embarkation gate arrangements aboard merchant vessels.

Notice of Public Meeting: Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization MEPC 78 Meeting

The Department of State will conduct a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, by way of teleconference.

Ms. Mayte Medina awarded the Ordre du Mérite Maritime by French government

On April 26, 2022, Ms. Mayte Medina was honored by the government of France with the Ordre du Mérite Maritime in a small ceremony in London. 

MSIB: Suspension of USCG inspection fees for TSMS Option – Subchapter M Towing Vessels

Effective March 15, 2022, the U.S. Coast Guard may not charge vessel inspection user fees for towing vessels using the Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option for documenting compliance with Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Subchapter M.

2021 Port State Control Annual Report

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 2021.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Atlantium Technologies

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 48th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Atlantium Technologies.

MSIB: Newly published technical standard addresses LED radio interference to maritime VHF radio and AIS

The Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-22 to inform mariners of newly published technical standard addressing LED radio interference to maritime VHF radio and AIS.

MSIB: COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-5

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 Change 5 “COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System”.

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting; May 2022 teleconference

The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) will host its second meeting virtually on May 3, 2022.

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