6/9/2017: Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) site decommissioning

Current DGPS

Within the last year, the nationwide DGPS system has undergone a substantial reduction in the number of operational sites. Most of the sites are owned and maintained by USCG, but a few are owned and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). USACE will employ a phased shutdown of its five remaining DGPS sites. The 39 USCG owned and operated DGPS sites will continue to transmit.

6/9/2017: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificates to Sunrui Marine Environment Engineering Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the fourth U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Sunrui Marine Environment Engineering Co., Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufactures type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

6/8/2017: Policy letter for evaluating Simultaneous Operations during LNG fuel transfer operations

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has issued a policy letter providing guidance for evaluating Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuel Transfer Operations at waterfront facilities subject to 33 CFR Part 127. The policy letter provides guidance to Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTPs) considering safety issues associated with SIMOPS while conducting LNG fuel transfer operations.