The Navigation Safety Advisory Council is holding a meeting that is open to the public, June 11-12, 2014, to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings and groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety and aids to navigation systems.
5/21/2014: Tonnage regulations amendments
The Coast Guard published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to announce a public meeting to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register under the title “Tonnage Regulations Amendments.”
5/20/2014: USCG & BSEE Joint safety alert – Dynamic positioning system failures
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a joint safety alert addressing a dynamic positioning incident on a vessel resulting in a loss of position while conducting a critical Outer Continental Shelf activity.
5/19/2014 Safety Alert: Preventing slips, trips and falls
The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 07-14 which comes from a recent incident where a tour boat customer fell into an unprotected two step stair well and received significant injuries.
5/19/2014 Safety Alert: Emergency escape breath devices & life support apparatuses in unprepared status
The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 06-14 which comes from the discovery of numerous SABRE Emergency Escape Breath Devices, or EEBDs, and Emergency Life Support Apparatus, or ELSA, being found in an unprepared status.