The Coast Guard recently concluded a year-long concentrated inspection campaign focused on open lifeboats throughout the U.S. commercial fleet. This campaign was directed in the final action memo on the 2015 sinking of the S.S. El Faro.
The Coast Guard has released Findings of Concern 008-19. Investigators identified several measures to be implemented on vessels in similar service to mitigate risks.
This public meeting will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Eastern Time, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Mariners who have served on radar-equipped vessels in a position that routinely uses radar for 1 year in the previous 5 years for navigation and collision avoidance purposes, and mariners who have taught a Coast Guard-approved or accepted radar course at least twice within the past 5 years will no longer be required to complete a Coast Guard-approved or accepted radar refresher or re-certification course in order to renew their radar observer endorsements.
Sector Coordinating Councils are self-organized and self-governed councils that enable critical infrastructure owners and operators, their trade associations, and other industry representatives to interact on a wide range of sector specific strategies, polices, and activities.
Hiring an unlicensed charter is dangerous because the charter may not have the proper emergency safety gear, navigation and communication gear, and may not have undergone the proper license exams and inspections which are put in place to ensure passenger and crew safety.
New Policy Letter: Equivalency Determination – Fire pumps for Subchapter C and Subchapter M towing vessels
This policy letter provides guidance on the use of fixed fire pumps in lieu of portable fire pumps on vessels 65 feet or less.
Resources include regulations, policy, and guidance, and frequently asked questions for those who work on the OCS.
The Coast Guard will select participants based on their waterway expertise and to create a broad cross-section of Straits of Mackinac waterways users and stakeholders. The workshop will be held in St. Ignace, Michigan, July 24-15.