National Academies releases report on options for improving the safety of DUKW type amphibious vessels

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine (the National Academies) released a report titled “Revise and Update of U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Stability Regulations.” A PDF version is available, free of charge, from the National Academies Press.

Closure and posting of the SHELL AUGER LIFEBOAT NO. 6 investigation

The Coast Guard has has closed its investigation of a June 30, 2019, lifeboat incident on the Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facility AUGER that resulted in the loss of two lives and a serious injury. 

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to RWO GmbH

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 46th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to RWO GmbH after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. 

Federal Register Notice: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; vacancy

The Coast Guard is re-soliciting applications from persons interested in membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) to fill a vacant position representing individuals employed in offshore operations.

Federal Register Notice: Change 1 to NVIC 21-14 guidelines for qualification for STCW endorsement for vessel security officers

The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register the availability of Change 1 to Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements for Vessel Security Officers, Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties, and Security Awareness, NVIC 21-14.

Contracting opportunity for U. S. Coast Guard underway foreign passenger vessel course examiner

The Coast Guard has posted a contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course.

Sexual assault has no place in the maritime profession; offenders will be held accountable for their actions

In this post, leadership addresses the issue of sexual offenses aboard U.S. vessels and the Service’s commitment to investigating such acts.

Federal Register Notice: Change 3 to NVIC 19-14 Policy on Qualified Assessors

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the availability of Change 3 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 19-14 Policy on Qualified Assessors (QAs).

Federal Register Notice: Monitoring of certain high frequency, voice-distress frequencies

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it will cease monitoring all High Frequency (HF) voice distress frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii because they are rarely used.

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