The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2022, “Verification of Training and Drills for Personnel Assigned Special or Emergency Duties on Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities (FOFs)” May 3, 2022, and cancels D8 Policy Letter 03-2000, CH-1, Policy on Manning of Non-Self-Propelled Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities.
IMO Maritime Safety Committee highlights importance of safe and inclusive culture for maritime professionals
During the 105th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee, members agreed to the establishment of an IMO/ILO joint group to consider bullying and harassment in the maritime sector, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, taking into account information submitted by interested parties, with a view to providing recommendations for future steps, including the development of legislation, mechanisms and policies, and the launching of awareness campaigns by relevant stakeholders, aimed at reporting and addressing these matters.
The Coast Guard published a Frequently Asked Questions document supporting Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-20 and cyber inclusion in Facility Security Plans.
The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from June 14-16, 2022, in accordance with 46 USC 7510 to review USCG Engine Officer examination questions from various topics listed in 46 CFR 11.950, and is soliciting participants.
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 04-22, to addresses the importance of verifying the correct arrangement of handholds in embarkation gate arrangements aboard merchant vessels.