The Coast Guard published Alcoast 426/14 replacing Alcoast 411/14.
10/14/2014: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting – Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy remarks
Read Rear Adm. Paul Thomas remarks and recap of September 11, 2011 MERPAC meeting.
The National Vessel Documentation Center now provides the ability for customers to electronically search for the receipt status of their paperwork to verify documentation received, and entered into the IT system, awaiting processing.
The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 11-14 to bring attention to serious incidents involving barges and the critical need for barge operators to display proper navigational lighting.
The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 10-14 to bring attention to recent casualties involving explosions aboard barges conducting tank cleaning operations alongside marine terminals.
The National Maritime Center published a bulletin about an increase in the number of applications submitted for merchant mariner credentials where applicants have not properly disclosed previous convictions.
The Coast Guard is seeking application for six positions on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee.
An updated package of picklist files will be released that incorporates various country port, agency and recognized security organization changes.
10/7/2014: Information collection request under review by Office of Management and Budget – Unauthorized entry into Cuban territorial waters
The Coast Guard invites comment from owners and operators of vessels on the unauthorized entry into Cuban waters.