The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations on cruise ship terminal security to provide detailed and flexible requirements for screening of persons and items intended for carriage on a cruise ship.
The International Maritime Organization finalized the Polar Code and adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea which will create mandatory safety requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.
A reminder about the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the final phase-out date for all single-hull tank vessels and all single-hull tank vessels with double sides or double bottoms to operate carrying oil in bulk in U.S. waters, including the Exclusive Economic Zone.
The Coast Guard requests comments on the continuation of a study for an expansion of scope to the Port Access Route Study and how consolidating vessel traffic into a defined vessel routing system may impact or benefit the region.
The Coast Guard seeks applications for six positions on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee to advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
The Coast Guard gathered top agency officials to discuss strategic plans for responding to a potential spill of national significance in the Arctic.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division posted updates to the foreign vessel security website.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division posted updates to the vessel safety website.
12/1/2014: Extension of comment period for 2015 Great Lakes pilotage rates – Annual review and adjustment
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Great Lakes Pilotage Rates—2015 Annual Review and Adjustment.”