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On September 10, 2021 a final rule goes into effect which enables regulated facilities to electronically submit Operations Manuals and Emergency Manuals and electronically communicate with the Coast Guard.
Policy Letter: Acceptance of Helicopter Safety Advisory Committee (HSAC) recommended practice (RP) 161, new build helideck design guidelines
The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 03-21 which establishes that the Coast Guard considers the design and equipment standards of HSAC RP 161 to be at least as effective as the helicopter facilities regulations in 46 CFR Part 108, applicable to certain Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, floating Outer Continental Shelf facilities, and domestic vessels.
The Marine Transportation System (MTS) should be on heightened alert as a result of two recent developments.
The U.S. Coast Guard and The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are launching a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats.
The new commanding officer of the National Maritime Center underscores the importance of merchant mariners credentials.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has awarded the 2021 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Mr. Tran Van Khoi from Viet Nam for his extraordinary courage, determination, and endurance.
The Coast Guard has released an updated Cyber Strategic Outlook to address the rising threat of cyber-attacks against critical maritime systems essential to the Nation’s economy and security.
Policy Letter: Adoption of ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-4 (guidance for obtaining U. S. Coast Guard approval of lifejackets meeting the requirements of 46 CFR 160.055)
The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 02-21 which builds upon previous efforts to harmonize Personal Floatati