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.

6/12/2014: Report of investigation into the sinking of the tall ship Bounty

The U.S. Coast Guard has released the report of investigation into the circumstances surrounding the sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, 123 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012.

6/12/2014: Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee public meeting in September

The Coast Guard announced that registration is now open to the public for the 54th Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee, or CGSIC, to be held September 8-9, 2014, in conjunction with the Institute Of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite System conference.

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