The Department of State will hold a public meeting, led by the Coast Guard, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington DC, to prepare for the 7th Session of the IMO’s Subcommittee on Ship Systems and equipment.
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference March 10, to discuss the two committee’s two current tasks. The Towing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is requesting applications from individuals interested in serving as a member of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. This committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to national maritime security, including on enhancing the sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks that may cause a transportation security incident. Application deadline is April 20, 2020.
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance added new FAQs to the Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities: Frequently Asked Questions, which were originally published June 13, 2019.
This Marine Safety Advisory is to ensure that mariners, marine employers, and sponsoring organizations are aware that some products marketed as hemp or cannabidiol (CBD) may contain enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cause a positive drug test.
The Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the Microfade II Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Kuraray Co., Ltd.
The Coast Guard recently promulgated Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-20 to assist owners and operators wishing to voluntarily implement a SMS. In this post, Rear Adm. Richard Timme shares the MSIB and provides his perspective on SMS.
Now a legal requirement, ship logs and records are recorded in either an Official Logbook or an unofficial record or logbook. But what is the difference between an Official Logbook and an unofficial log or record? And what are the requirements for an Official Logbook? This issue of Drill Down explains Official Logbooks for OSVs, when they are required, and when an unofficial logbook is suitable for record-keeping.
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued a Marine Safety Alert to bring awareness to the importance of checking for and replacing damaged control cables that operate between the release handle and hook in a lifeboat hook release system.