Notice of Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization MSC 105 Meeting

The Department of State announced in the Federal Register that it will conduct a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, by way of teleconference to prepare for the one-hundred fifth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 105) to be held virtually from Wednesday, April 20, 2022 to Friday April 22, 2022 and Monday, April 25, 2022 to Friday, April 29, 2022.

Industry Notice: LGC NCOE and MSU Port Arthur

The Liquefied Gas Carriers National Center of Expertise (LGCNCOE) has issued a Industry Notice 22-02 to provide awareness to liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGCs) owners and operators regarding the LGC NCOE’s offshore Certificate of Compliance (COC) examination program during the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier Accelerated Program (LGCAP) 2201.

Final Rule: Great Lakes pilotage rates-2022 annual review and revisions to methodology

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the establishment of new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season.

Notice of proposed rulemaking: Electronic chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements

The Coast Guard announced in the federal register that it is seeking public input regarding the modification of the chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Maritime Cyber Alert 01-22: Spoofed business websites

The Coast Guard Cyber Command, Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch has issued Maritime Cyber Alert 01-22 to inform stakeholders of an increase in fake business websites targeting the Marine Transportation System (MTS).

Final policy letter describing type-approval testing methods for ballast water management systems (BWMS) that render organisms nonviable in ballast water

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has released Policy Letter 02-22 which describes the process for submitting viability testing methods to the Coast Guard and explains the information needed to evaluate a testing method. 

Recap of the 8th session of the IMO sub-committee on ship systems and equipment

The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), held its 8th session  virtually February 28- March 4, 2022. Ms. Brandi Baldwin, Chief of the Coast Guard’s Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division in the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, led the U.S. delegation, comprised of members from the Coast Guard and technical advisors from government and private sectors. 

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on the review of job task analysis reports for Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on the Review of Job Task Analysis Reports for Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements. The subcommittee will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams on April 12, 2022. The meeting will convene 12 p.m.-3 p.m. (EDT).

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on communication between external stakeholders and the mariner credentialing program

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on Communication Between External Stakeholders and the Mariner Credentialing Program. The subcommittee will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams on April 6, 2022. The meeting will convene 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (EDT).

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