Due to an issue discovered in recent inspections, the Coast Guard issued a safety alert to raise awareness of the importance of checking boat bilge pump discharge piping.
Due to a recent casualty, the Coast Guard issued a marine safety alert to raise awarenss about the importance of using proper replacement parts and equipment in accordance with their intended purpose.
Link to a Coast Guard authored article that provides an introduction into the services provided by the Coast Guard’s Navigation Center and GPS information.
MERPAC will meet to discuss policy documents providing guidance on the Coast Guard STCW final rule.
The CSNCOE published its fall edition of the Cruise Ship Semi-Annual Newsletter.
The training course certification process that used to involve the Maritime Administration, or MARAD, has been renewed and updated to remove MARAD from the process, so that course providers may now work directly with the Quality Standards System organizations to obtain course certification.
The NOSAC will meet on November 18 and 19, 2014 to discuss safety of operations and other offshore gas industry matters. These meetings are open to the public.
The Coast Guard is a participant in the interagency Cybersecurity Forum launched this month to develop a common understanding of cyber issues.
The Coast Guard’s Chief of Port and Facility Compliance discusses cyber resources, cyber-risk assessements and reduction of cyber-related risk for mariners and facility operators.