The Coast Guard published a safety advisory to restate and reemphasize the importance of a properly administered and applied random chemical testing program to prevent drug misuse as a causative factor in marine casualties.
2/3/2016: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Report of marine casualty and chemical testing of commercial vessel personnel
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the report of marine casualty and chemical testing of commercial vessel personnel.
1/12/2016: Random drug testing rate for covered crewmembers for 2016
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2016 minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent of covered crewmembers.
10/23/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Marine casualty information and periodic chemical and alcohol testing
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for marine casualty information and periodic chemical drug and alcohol testing of commercial vessel personnel.
9/28/2015: Mariner credentialing – Update from the Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis and Suspension and Revocation NCOE
Read after-action from the open house hosted by the National Maritime Center in part four of a four-part series.