5/8/2014: Workplace safety & health for merchant mariners

The Coast Guard published a proposed rule and seeks public comment on a petition that requests the Coast Guard to initiate a rulemaking to address mariner occupational health and safety.

5/7/2014: Nationwide Public Discussions being held on Navigational Aid Technology – Update

This week, new public listening sessions were added for you to share your comments regarding requirements for emerging needs for navigational information and service delivery systems in an eNAV environment.

Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy speaking at 2014 Offshore Technology Conference

The Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy , Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, is attending the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference , in Houston, Texas, as a keynote speaker.

5/5/2014 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.

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).

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