The Coast Guard published a regulatory correction for the implementation of the amendments to STCW, 1978, and changes to national endorsements.
The phone system for the National Vessel Documentation Center is fully operational after being down due to a power surge.
9/16/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy answers questions about role of social media in Coast Guard policy
The Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy clarifies the Coast Guard’s use of social media to discuss Coast Guard goals, objectives and policy positions with the maritime community.
Maritime Commons continues the discussion on safety culture offshore and takes a look at the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise and their role in offshore operations.
The NVDC phone system is down until further notice. Contact the webmaster for assistance.
A new final rule is now in effect for the operation of U.S. and foreign vessels carrying bulk dry cargo on the U.S. waters of the Great Lakes.
9/15/2014: Imposition of conditions of entry for certain vessels arriving to the United States from Cambodia
The Coast Guard is removing the exception from conditions of entry on vessels arriving the U.S. from certain ports in Cambodia and will impose conditions of entry on all vessels arriving from Cambodian ports.
Maritime Commons shares feedback received from our readership in the discussion on safety culture.
The Coast Guard is now requiring all uninspected commercial vessels, within the scope of the statutory requirement, to carry lifesaving devices even if they carry no passengers for hire to include certain uninspected commercial vessels, including barges and sailing vessels.