The Coast Guard Navigation Center is encouraging mariners to review Marine Safety Alert 01-16 to re-familiarize themselves with the procedures to report a disruption and the actions they should take to mitigate the effects of a disruption, following a GPS disruption in the Black Sea in June.
The updated policy identifies acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications as well as position fixing and plotting requirements under Coast Guard regulations.
Volume III of the Marine Safety Manual provides information and interpretations on international conventions and U.S. statutes and regulations relating to marine industry personnel.
7/14/2017: Coast Guard seeks assistance from five federal advisory committees on regulatory evaluations
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing new tasking to five federal advisory committees to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of each committee’s charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification.
This policy letter update uses the IGF Code as a baseline standard for vessels using LNG fuel as an alternative to those fuel systems covered by current domestic regulations.