Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued its 23rd Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

Area Maritime Security Committees: A mainstay of smart maritime cybersecurity

In our second installment on cybersecurity and cyber risk management in observance of DHS’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Domestic Ports Division discusses the Area Maritime Security Committee as a valuable resource to combat cyber-related threats.

Changes to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing published changes to five Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars concerning qualification for certain Merchant Mariner Credential Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended endorsements.

2018 Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year Award

The award selection panel reviewed the annual reports of the 43 AMSCs and judged based on contributions and achievements in safeguarding the Marine Transportation System.

Marine Safety Information Bulletin: Ebola virus precautions

Vessel owners/operators should be alert to the possibility that persons whose travel originated in Tanzania could potentially have been exposed to ebola virus.

Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise, industry partners provide familiarization training to Coast Guard LNG fueled vessel inspectors

The workshop was a collaboration between industry and the Coast Guard designed to provide the approximately 35 Coast Guard marine inspectors from across the nation with an overall understanding and awareness of LNG as a marine fuel. They can apply this knowledge while overseeing new construction projects, examining visiting foreign vessels, overseeing bunkering operations, and regulating fuel system conversions.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT”

The campaign focuses on personal accountability and positive behavior when it comes to cybersecurity. The Coast Guard’s goal is to provide the maritime community with information, resources, and best practices to help protect their environments.

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