11/12/2014: Safety alert – Accidental release of CO2 system

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.

11/12/2014: Release of Fall 2014 Picklist Updates

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.

11/10/2014: Safety alert – Problems with pilot ladder magnetic securing devices

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.

11/7/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on the growing complexity of systems

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.

11/7/2014: Ship Structure Committee Announces Solicitation for 2015 Research Topics

The Ship Structure Committee is soliciting research project recommendations for fiscal year 2015 from the maritime community.

11/7/2014: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee vacancies

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.

11/6/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on the greening of maritime industry

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.

11/6/2014: Suspension of the issuance of Temporary Certificates of Documentation

The National Vessel Documentation Center will suspend the issuance of Temporary Certificates of Documentation on November 7, 2014.

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