5/16/2014 Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

The Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a teleconference meeting for the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee.

5/16/2014 National Boating Safety Advisory Council; vacancy

The Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register seeking applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.

5/15/2014 Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget

The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from owners and operators of SOLAS vessels on the collection of information for various international agreement safety certificates and documents. These Coast Guard issued forms are used as evidence of compliance with the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, by certain U.S. vessels on international voyages. Without the proper certificates or documents, a U.S. vessel could be detained in foreign ports. View the Federal Register notice for further information.

5/14/2014 National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; vacancies

The Coast Guard posted a Federal Register notice seeking applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee .

5/14/2014 Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget

The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from owners of marine portable tanks and owners/designers of non-specification portable tanks on the collection of information for approval of alterations to marine portable tanks and the approval of non-specification portable tanks.

5/14/2014 Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget

The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from owners, operators and masters of vessels on the collection of information for navigation safety information and emergency instructions for certain towing vessels.

5/12/2014 After-action from USCG & BSEE panel at the Offshore Technology Conference

Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio and Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Brian Salerno at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. Photo courtesy of BSEE.

Last week, Maritime Commons attended the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. For those of you who couldn’t make the event, here is a wrap-up of what was covered, during two panels, in which the assistant commandant for Coast Guard prevention policy, Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement director, Brian Salerno, shared the stage.

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