Marine Safety Center receives new application for ballast water management system type-approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 26th application for type approval for the Blue Ocean Shield Ballast Water Management System manufactured by COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.

Coast Guard presents public service award to long-time mariner advocate

Rear Adm. Steven Andersen, the Coast Guard’s Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel, presented Mr. Douglas Stevenson with a Meritorious Public Service Award, to honor his outstanding contributions to the United States Coast Guard and to all the mariners who make their living at sea.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Cathelco Ltd

The Marine Safety Center issued the 20th Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Cathelco Ltd, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

‘Findings of Concern’ focuses on the hazards of corrosion

The Coast Guard issues findings of concern to disseminate information related to unsafe conditions identified as causal factors in a marine casualty and that may cause a similar casualty on other vessels. Findings of concern are intended to educate the public, state, or local agencies about the conditions discovered so they may address the findings with an appropriate voluntary action or highlight existing applicable company policies or state/local regulations.

Recap of Center for Offshore Safety’s session with Coast Guard Eighth District Commander

Coast Guard Eighth District Commander Rear Adm. Paul Thomas joined Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle during this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, May 6-9. The session, moderated by Charlie Williams with Center for Offshore Safety, was part of COS’s Senior Regulatory Leadership Perspective series.

Coast Guard updates work instruction for the Inspected Towing Vessel Program

The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has updated the Mission Management System CV-WI-010(2), Work Instruction for OCMI guidance on special consideration for inspected towing vessels.

Federal Register Notice: Notice of public meeting in preparation for the IMO’s 122nd session of IMO’s Council

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct an open meeting in Washington, D.C., in preparation for the upcoming 122nd sessoin of IMO Council being held in the United Kingdom July 11-15, 2019. This meeting is open to the public. Those desiring to attend this public meeting should contact the U.S. Coast Guard by July 8, 2019.

Federal Communications Commission issues enforcement advisory on non-compliant AIS devices

Automatic Identification Systems that are non-compliant with adopted international standards can confuse, degrade or even disrupt other users’ systems. The FCC has issued an enforcement advisory stating the use of non-compliant AIS devices is illegal.

Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities: Frequently Asked Questions

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The Office of Port and Facility Compliance has compiled the most frequently asked questions received from both facility owners/operators and Coast Guard marine inspectors, in order to assist facilities comply with 33 CFR §105.237, Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities regulation.

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