Marine Safety Alert: Risk of steering loss from defective rams

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 06-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving improperly machined ram threads which can lead to steering ram failure.

Cyber Awareness Series Part 1: Facility compliance

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2021 facility owners and operators who have not already done so should submit FSP cyber amendments or annexes to their local Captain of the Port (COTP) as part of the facility’s annual audit.

Military to Mariner credentialing program helps veterans capitalize on experience

Under the Military to Mariner credentialing program, the NMC can offer credit for military training and experience, credit for military sea service, and offer potential fee waivers to those who qualify.

Federal Register Notice: Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register proposed changes to its regulations for certifying a State’s titling system for undocumented vessels to increase States’ participation in the Vessel Identification System (VIS).

Federal Register Notice: Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization MSC 104 meeting

The Department of State announced in the Federal Register a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, by way of teleconference.

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2022 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that in accordance with the statutory provisions enacted by the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season.

Marine Safety Alert: Corroded turntable pins can cause structural failure on accommodation ladders

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 05-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving corrosion of the turntable pin on accommodation ladders.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Jiangsu Nanji Machinery Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 44th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Jiangsu Nanji Machinery Co., Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. 

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