6/16/2014: Congressional hearing alert

The Coast Guard’s deputy commandant for operations, Vice Adm. Charles D. Michel, will testify, at a congressional hearing on Coast Guard readiness and the service’s acquisitions program.

6/13/2014: International Maritime Organization-Polar Code

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow drifts by an iceberg during an Arctic patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

This is the first post in a Maritime Commons series on the process forward for adopting a Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

6/13/2014: Application for recertification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council

The Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register announcing availability of, and seeking comments on, the application for recertification submitted by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council.

6/13/2014: Double hull tanker escorts on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska

The Coast Guard published a final rule to the Federal Register finalizing the escort requirements for double hull tankers over 5,000 gross tons transporting oil in bulk on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska.

6/12/2014: Report of investigation into the sinking of the tall ship Bounty

The U.S. Coast Guard has released the report of investigation into the circumstances surrounding the sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, 123 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012.

6/12/2014: Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee public meeting in September

The Coast Guard announced that registration is now open to the public for the 54th Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee, or CGSIC, to be held September 8-9, 2014, in conjunction with the Institute Of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite System conference.

6/12/2014: Imposition of conditions of entry for certain vessels arriving to the United States from Nigeria

The Coast Guard published a Federal Register notice announcing that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the exception of vessels arriving from certain ports.

6/11/2014: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget- Regattas and marine parades

The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from sponsors of marine events on a revision of the currently approved collection of information for regattas and marine parades.

6/11/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget- Application and permit to handle hazardous materials

The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from shipping agents and terminal operators that handle hazardous materials on the collection of information for the application and permit to handle hazardous materials.

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