6/20/2014: Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting

The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in August to discuss the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. The meetings will be open to the public.

6/19/2014: Panel discussion on the 2015 Arctic Council

The Assistant Commandant for Prevention participated in a panel discussion that focused on input from industry and academia in advance of the change in chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015.

6/19/2014: Draft change to NVIC 01-13, inspection and certification of vessels under the Maritime Security Program

The Coast Guard published a notice to the Federal Register, and is seeking public comment, on the availability of a draft change to Navigation and Inspection Circular for the Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program.

6/18/2014: Coast Guard outlines 2014 Arctic priorities

Today, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger presented the service’s 2014 Arctic priorities in support of the Coast Guard’s Arctic Strategy.

6/18/2014: Release of incident management and crisis response publication

The Coast Guard announced the release of the Incident Management and Crisis Response Publication 3-28 as the next in the series of Coast Guard doctrine publications.

6/16/2014: Congressional hearing alert

The Coast Guard’s deputy commandant for operations, Vice Adm. Charles D. Michel, will testify, at a congressional hearing on Coast Guard readiness and the service’s acquisitions program.

6/13/2014: International Maritime Organization-Polar Code

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow drifts by an iceberg during an Arctic patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

This is the first post in a Maritime Commons series on the process forward for adopting a Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

6/13/2014: Application for recertification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council

The Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register announcing availability of, and seeking comments on, the application for recertification submitted by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council.

6/13/2014: Double hull tanker escorts on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska

The Coast Guard published a final rule to the Federal Register finalizing the escort requirements for double hull tankers over 5,000 gross tons transporting oil in bulk on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska.

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