9/9/2014: Annual port state control report released

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division released the annual Port State Control report.

9/9/2014 Safety alert: Air draft is critical!

The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 09-14 to bring attention to failing to properly calculate a vessel’s vertical clearance when passing under bridges, power lines and other obstructions.

9/8/2014: Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s shared responsibility for offshore safety culture

Coast Guard and BSEE leadership talk about promoting safety offshore in this month’s discussion about safety culture on the Outer Continental Shelf.

9/5/2014: Coast Guard speaks on the Polar Code in Alaska

Coast Guard officials joined regional stakeholders on August 29, 2014 in Anchorage, Ala. to talk about the Polar Code, an international code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

9/5/2014: 2014 HSC and AMSC Conference- presentations posted

The Transportation Research Board published Power Point presentations from the 15th Biennial Harbor Safety Committee and Area Maritime Security Committee Conference.

9/5/2014: New analytical tool for vessel traffic trends

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and the Puget Sound Harbor Safety Committee developed an analytical tool that identifies trends in vessel traffic, deficiencies, accidents and navigation incidents within the Puget Sound. This tool can be used to compare data nationwide, regionally and port to port.

9/4/2014: Safety zones for facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones around four Chevron North America facilities located on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.

9/4/2014: Great Lakes pilotage rates- 2015 annual review and adjustment

The Coast Guard proposes rate adjustments for pilotage services on the Great Lakes. The proposed adjustments would establish new base rates made in accordance with a full ratemaking procedure.

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