National Maritime Security Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard announces the appointment of 13 individuals to serve as members of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC).

Changes to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars 02-18 and 24-14

The Coast Guard has published Change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 24-14.

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group: 2021/2022 meeting schedule

The National Maritime Center is commissioning a working group to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy and availability of examination references. The NMC looks forward to resuming this working group for the
remainder of 2021 and into 2022.

National Towing Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announces the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee (N-TSAC).

MSIB: COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-3

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 Change 3 “COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System” to provide notification that mariners on “Non-passenger- carrying commercial vessels operated by a team of mariners who all live on the vessel” are exempt from wearing a mask.

Federal Register Notice: Change 2 to NVIC 02-18 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the availability of change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT.

Federal Register Notice: National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee meeting

The National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Portsmouth, Virginia 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; and aids to navigation systems.

National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (N-CTSAC).

New user friendly version of foreign and domestic vessels deficiency reports to be posted monthly

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) will begin posting monthly data reports of all deficiencies to foreign and domestic vessels on the CG-CVC website in an Excel file format.

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