5/5/2014: Approval of Equivalencies to the Requirements for Odorizing Units on Fixed Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems

The Coast Guard’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards released policy letter number 02-14 that clarifies application of the requirements for odorizing units in three CFRs as implemented by the Final Rule published on Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression Systems on Commercial Vessels .

5/2/2014: Notice of Publication of NVICS Related to STCW Final Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard has published new Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars, or NVICs, to provide further 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 (STCW), as Amended, and Changes to National Endorsements” (78 FR 77796).

5/2/2014: Federal Register Notice of Outer Continental Shelf Units-Fire and Explosion Analyses

The Coast Guard issued a Federal Register Notice of recommended interim voluntary guidelines concerning mobile offshore drilling units, or MODUs, and manned fixed and floating offshore facilities engaged in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.

5/1/2014: Nationwide Public Discussions being held on Navigational Aid Technology

The Coast Guard announced that along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it will hold nationwide public discussions on navigational aid technology and how it will affect the future of America’s waterways.

4/30/2014: Caribbean Port State Control Regimes Announce 2014 Concentrated Inspection Campaign

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued a marine inspection notice that announces a concentrated inspection campaign.

4/28/2014 Safety Alert: Inadequate Snaphooks on Lifejackets

The Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis issued a safety alert to provide awareness of an issue that was identified a few years ago with snaphooks on lifejackets.

4/25/2014 Federal Register Notice: Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters

The Coast Guard posted a notice announcing the availability of Revision 7 to Maritime Security, or MARSEC, Directive 104-6, which provides guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high risk waters where acts of terrorism, piracy, and armed robbery against ships are prevalent, as well as specific guidance for offshore supply vessels and liftboats operating in the Gulf of Guinea.

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