The Coast Guard’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards released policy letter number 02-14 that clarifies application of the requirements for odorizing units in three CFRs as implemented by the Final Rule published on Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression Systems on Commercial Vessels .
The U.S. Coast Guard has published new Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars, or NVICs, to provide further guidance on the implementation of the final rule titled “Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW), as Amended, and Changes to National Endorsements” (78 FR 77796).
The Coast Guard issued a Federal Register Notice of recommended interim voluntary guidelines concerning mobile offshore drilling units, or MODUs, and manned fixed and floating offshore facilities engaged in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
The Coast Guard announced that along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it will hold nationwide public discussions on navigational aid technology and how it will affect the future of America’s waterways.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued a marine inspection notice that announces a concentrated inspection campaign.