9/16/2014: The Coast Guard’s Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise

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.

9/15/2014: Dry cargo residue discharges in the Great Lakes

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.

9/10/2014: New rule for lifesaving devices- Uninspected commercial barges and sailing vessels

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.

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.

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