Recap of the 8th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 8)

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) held its eighth session remotely from IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, from January 17 to 21, 2022. 

Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization SSE 8 meeting

As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and the Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022, to prepare for the eighth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 8).

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; vacancies 

The U.S. Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications from persons interested in the membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) to fill two vacancies. This Committee advises the Coast Guard on matters related to national recreational boating safety.

Upcoming National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee subcommittee meeting schedule

The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERAPC) will be holding three subcommittee meetings pertaining to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault- Prevention and Culture Change in the Merchant Marine, STCW Convention and Code Review, and Military Education, Training, and Assessment for STCW and National Mariner Endorsements.

Final deadline for Subchapter M phase-in arriving in July 2022

No later than July 19, 2022, all towing vessels meeting the applicability criteria found in 46 CFR § 136.105 must have on board a valid Certificate of Inspection (COI) issued by the Coast Guard.

Final Rule: Navigation and navigable waters, and shipping; technical, organizational, and conforming amendments

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it has issued a final rule to make technical and editorial corrections throughout titles 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization HTW 8 meeting

As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and the Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting by teleconference at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Mariner training course and program approval updates

The National Maritime Center has released a notice regarding actions being taken to reduce the inventory of course and program approval requests.

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