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.
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.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued a marine inspection notice that announces a concentrated inspection campaign.
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.
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.
A new FAQ regarding fuel shut-off valve remote operators has been posted on the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise website.
The Coast Guard posted a notice to the Federal Register announcing that the Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference to receive tasking related to the report of investigation into the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit KULLUK grounding incident.
Today, an updated NOAD schema, versioned 3.4, has been released that incorporates improvements in vessel response plan data reporting.
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