Sexual assault has no place in the maritime profession; offenders will be held accountable for their actions

In this post, leadership addresses the issue of sexual offenses aboard U.S. vessels and the Service’s commitment to investigating such acts.

Federal Register Notice: Change 3 to NVIC 19-14 Policy on Qualified Assessors

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the availability of Change 3 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 19-14 Policy on Qualified Assessors (QAs).

Federal Register Notice: Monitoring of certain high frequency, voice-distress frequencies

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it will cease monitoring all High Frequency (HF) voice distress frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii because they are rarely used.

Marine Safety Manual Vol. II restructured into seven Commandant Instructions

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) announces the cancellation of Marine Safety Manual (MSM) Volume II, COMDTINST M16000.7B, and its replacement with seven separate Commandant Instructions, one for each chapter of the previously existing manual. 

MSIB – Procedural Clarification: Continuous Synopsis Records

The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 09-21 “Procedural Clarification: Continuous Synopsis Records” to clarify the process for applications for Continuous Synopsis Records. MSIB 003-14 on this subject is hereby cancelled.

Final Rule: Financial Responsibility-Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is expanding regulations on vessel financial responsibility for all tank vessel s greater than 100 gross tons as required by statute, and making other amendments that clarify and update reporting requirements.

Congressional hearing alert – “The evolving cybersecurity landscape: Federal perspectives on securing the Nation’s infrastructure”

The Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Admiral John Mauger, will testify Dec. 2, 2021, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding cybersecurity.

Federal Register Notice: National Towing Safety Advisory Committee teleconference scheduled

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference Dec. 7, 2021 to discuss the election of officers, issuance of new task statements, and stand-up of the Task Statement Vetting Committee.

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