03/04/2015: Notice of arrival requirements for units on outer continental shelf

The Coast Guard issues marine safety notice 001-15 as a reminder of the notice of arrival and movement notification requirements for units on the U.S. outer continental shelf, or OCS.

03/04/2015: Guidance for regulated facilities for review, approval of mobile vapor control systems

The Coast Guard issued a policy document providing new, interim guidance to Coast Guard Captains of the Ports to assist in the assessment of equivalency requests from regulated facilities to use mobile or portable vapor control systems, or VCSs, in lieu of fixed VCSs.

03/03/2015: Safety alert – liquified petroleum gas

The Coast Guard issued safety alert 03-15 as a reminder to all gas carrier owners and operators of the importance of ensuring all personnel follow approved safety management system cargo handling procedures and industry best practices.

03/03/2015: Safety alert – ultra low sulfur fuel oil, compliance with MARPOL requirements

The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 02-15 as a reminder to vessel owners and operators about the importance of establishing effective fuel oil changeover procedures to comply with MARPOL Annex VI emission regulations.

03/03/2015: Request for comments on vessel documentation renewal fees

The Coast Guard seeks public comment on whether to increase the period of validity for renewing endorsements on Certificates of Documentation.

2/25/2015: Policy letters – Guidance for the use of Liquefied Natural Gas as a marine fuel

The Coast Guard announced the finalization and signing of two policy letters concerning the use of LNG as a marine fuel.

2/25/2015: Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea port access route study

The Coast Guard plans to hold three public meetings to receive comments on a port access route study in the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea.

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