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.”

8/29/2014: New deck and engineering guide for merchant marine exams

The National Maritime Center announced that it developed a new Deck and Engineering Guide for the Administration of Merchant Marine Examinations that implements those changes.

8/28/2014: AMSC Conference- Continuing and new challenges to port safety and security

Coast Guard provides updates on continuing and new challenges to port safety and security at the 15th Biennial Harbor Safety Committee and Area Maritime Security Committee conference.

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