9/3/2014: Qualship 21 flag administration update

The Coast Guard provided an update to reflect that Belgium has been designated as a fully qualified flag administration by the Qualship21 program.

9/3/2014: Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee meeting

The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee will meet in Providence, R.I., September 23 and 24, 2014. These meetings are open to the public.

9/2/2014: New NVIC 24-14 guidance published

The Coast Guard published NVIC 24-14 to provide guidance on qualification for and revalidation of STCW endorsements as Electro-Technical Rating on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP or More.

9/2/2014: Security update – Foreign vessels

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division posted an update to the foreign vessel security website.

9/2/2014: Safety culture offshore

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, spoke to the Marine Board of the National Academies and presented the Coast Guard’s views on safety culture offshore as it relates to domestic energy production, safety management systems and cyber safety.

9/2/2014: 2014 AMSC Conference- 21st Century waterway: Future of navigation

Coast Guard provides updates on the future of navigation at the 15th Biennial Harbor Safety Committee and Area Maritime Security Committee conference.

8/29/2014: New NVIC Guidance published on the ammendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978

The Coast Guard announced that it published new NVICs to provide guidance on the implementation of the final rule titled “Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as Amended, and Changes to National Endorsements.”

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