Federal Register Notice: Guidance on voluntary compliance with training requirements for personnel serving on U.S.-flagged passenger ships that carry more than 12 passengers on international voyages

As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices, or those notices that may impact a large segment of our readers. To provide […]

Final Rule: Electronic Submission of Facility Operations and Emergency Manuals

On September 10, 2021 a final rule goes into effect which enables regulated facilities to electronically submit Operations Manuals and Emergency Manuals and electronically communicate with the Coast Guard.

Policy Letter: Acceptance of Helicopter Safety Advisory Committee (HSAC) recommended practice (RP) 161, new build helideck design guidelines

The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 03-21 which establishes that the Coast Guard considers the design and equipment standards of HSAC RP 161 to be at least as effective as the helicopter facilities regulations in 46 CFR Part 108, applicable to certain Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, floating Outer Continental Shelf facilities, and domestic vessels.

American Boat and Yacht Council and Coast Guard launch online risk mitigation event

The U.S. Coast Guard and The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are launching a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats.

National Maritime Center commanding officer underscores importance of merchant mariner credentials

The new commanding officer of the National Maritime Center underscores the importance of merchant mariners credentials.

IMO Announces 2021 Exceptional Bravery at Sea Awards

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has awarded the 2021 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Mr. Tran Van Khoi from Viet Nam for his extraordinary courage, determination, and endurance.

U.S. Coast Guard addresses threats to National security in updated Cyber Strategic Outlook

The Coast Guard has released an updated Cyber Strategic Outlook to address the rising threat of cyber-attacks against critical maritime systems essential to the Nation’s economy and security.

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