Federal Register Notice: Pilots’ Medical Certificate Validity Period

The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register a proposal to extend the maximum period of validity of merchant mariner medical certificates issued to first-class pilots and masters or mates serving as pilot from 2 years to 5 years.

National Vessel Documentation Center: Improved customer service feature for renewal submissions via e-mail

The Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center recently announced that as of August 26, 2021, customers will receive confirmation e-mails in response to e-mail submissions.

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC).

Federal Register Notice: Revisions to Maritime Security Directive 104-6; guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high risk waters

The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register the availability of Revision 8 to Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive

MSIB: Commercial fishing vessel alternative-to-class requirements

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Fishing Vessel Safety Division has issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 08-21 “Commercial Fishing Vessel Alternative-to-Class Requirements” to apprise fishing vessel owners/operators of requirements that apply to the new construction, survey, and maintenance of certain commercial fishing vessels.

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC).

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; September 2021 teleconference

The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research.

Policy Letter: Issuance of endorsements for master of self-propelled vessels of less than 100 GRT to mariners holding endorsements as mate of self-propelled vessels of 200 GRT or more

1 titled: Issuance of Endorsements for Master of Self-Propelled Vessels of Less Than 100 GRT to Mariners Holding Endorsements as Mate of Self-Propelled Vessels of 200 GRT or More.

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