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.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) sub-committee for Navigation, Communications, and Search & Rescue (NCSR-8), met virtually from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 April. The major outcome of this meeting was the […]
Ms. Mayte Medina elected as International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee Committee Chair
Ms. Mayte Medina of the U.S. Coast Guard was unanimously elected as the Committee Chair during the first day the 103rd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) […]
Policy Letter: Exercise of enforcement discretion with regard to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 188.8.131.52.1
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 21-01: “Exercise of enforcement discretion with regard to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 184.108.40.206.1” to outline how the U.S. Coast Guard will enforce MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 220.127.116.11.1, the Tier III NOx limits, for certain engines installed on recreational vessels above 24 meters in length and less than 500 gross tonnage (“large recreational vessels”).
The Coast Guard has posted Change 5 to MSIB 08-20, titled COVID-19 – Mariner Credentials, which updates information on extensions to merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals.