This is the first post in a Maritime Commons series on the process forward for adopting a Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.
The Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register announcing availability of, and seeking comments on, the application for recertification submitted by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council.
The Coast Guard published a final rule to the Federal Register finalizing the escort requirements for double hull tankers over 5,000 gross tons transporting oil in bulk on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska.
The U.S. Coast Guard has released the report of investigation into the circumstances surrounding the sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, 123 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012.
The Coast Guard announced that registration is now open to the public for the 54th Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee, or CGSIC, to be held September 8-9, 2014, in conjunction with the Institute Of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite System conference.