In this post, the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards provides an overview of a recent conference call with 55 states and territories to establish a working group to address issues related to the 2018 Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.
The zones will be established from Cape Canaveral, Florida, into the Atlantic Ocean in different areas based on the flight path. The safety zones are designed to keep vessels from entering the launch area while an active rocket launch is taking place. The first use is scheduled for a December 4 or December 5 SpaceX launch.
Checklists now include items to test for LED lighting interference with VHF radios and AIS.
Automatic Identification Systems that are non-compliant with adopted international standards can confuse, degrade or even disrupt other users’ systems. The FCC has issued an enforcement advisory stating the use of non-compliant AIS devices is illegal.
The Coast Guard’s NAVCEN launched a new online tool today that allows the maritime industry to verify compliance with AIS requirements.
The Coast Guard is expanding Automatic Identification System (AIS) requirements to include additional commercial vessels.
4/7/2016: Vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System information collection
The Coast Guard published a final rule announcing today (April 7, 2016) as the effective date for the collection-of-information associated with automatic identification system requirements from a final rule published on January 30, 2015.
Read an update from the Navigation Center’s commanding officer on operations and 2016 agenda items for NAVCEN.
10/23/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Enhanced maritime domain awareness
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for enhanced maritime domain awareness via electronic transmission of vessel transit data.