Latest ‘Drill Down’ – Class 1 watertight doors

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Class 1 watertight doors are a critical part of a vessel’s watertight subdivision, and, consequently, a crucial part of damage stability considerations. This issue of Drill Down explores the mechanics, materials, and inspection considerations of the gasket material of Class 1 WTDs.

MSIB: Cyberattack impacts MTSA facility operations

Forensic analysis is currently ongoing but the virus, identified as “Ryuk” ransomware, may have entered the network of the MTSA facility via an email phishing campaign. Read on for more details.

Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2020

The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2020 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Notice of public meeting: IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

The Coast Guard will lead a Dept. of State public meeting Jan. 21, 2020, in preparation for the 7th session of the IMO Subcommittee on Ship Design and Construction meeting in February.

Long Island Sound recognized as 2018 Area Maritime Security Committee of the year

A strong Area Maritime Security Committee requires hard work and long hours by many parties. The patriotism, professionalism, and impact of the Long Island Sound AMSC is a model for others to follow.

Update to Qualified Assessor Requirements

In this post, the Merchant Credentialing Program Policy Division is providing guidance to mariners in consideration of the limited number of approved Qualified Assessors available to conduct STCW assessments.

Icebreaking operations begin in Great Lakes

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Ice breaking operations begin in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior. In the coming weeks, various commercial waterways may close after due consideration is given to the protection of the marine environment and the safety of island residents who, in the course of their daily business, use naturally-formed ice bridges for transportation to and from the mainland.

Summary of public meeting on IMO 2020 Sulfur cap

In this post we provide a brief summary of the public meeting recently held in Washington, D.C., about consistent implementation of the Global .50 percent sulfur limit.

SIGTTO, Lloyd’s Register & LGC NCOE partner to host the 31st SIGTTO Pan American Regional Forum and U.S. Coast Guard Forum

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Liquefied-gas-industry experts and Coast Guard personnel from around the country came together in Katy, Texas, December 3, to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies each party faces as they adapt to the rapid growth of this multi-billion dollar industry.

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