The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 15-14 to remind shoreside and vessel personnel of the importance of 1) designing and maintaining emergency systems to be logical and easly operated in high stress situations, 2) maintaining a high level of crew familiarity with emergency systems, and 3) exercising safeguards during testing to mitigate the risk of human error or system malfunction.
The National Vessel Movement Center, or NVMC, announced today that an updated package of picklist XML files for use by third-party developers were released that incorporate various country, port, agency and RSO changes.
The Coast Guard updated the monthly list of IMO reportable detentions list.
Due to a recent accident with a pilot ladder, the Coast Guard issued a safety alert to raise awareness on the importance of not modifying equipment or components from their intended design or operation.
Read part 3 in the 3 part series providing key takeaways from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association conference on the growing complexity of technology and automated systems.
The Ship Structure Committee is soliciting research project recommendations for fiscal year 2015 from the maritime community.
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee to provide advice and make recommendations on national maritime security matters.
Read part 2 in the 3 part series providing key takeaways from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association conference on the greening of maritime industry.
The National Vessel Documentation Center will suspend the issuance of Temporary Certificates of Documentation on November 7, 2014.