The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).
Capt. Sean Brady, Chief of the Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards, led the U.S. delegation, comprised of members from the Coast Guard, Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Transportation, and technical advisors from State and private sectors.
The Department of State will conduct an open public meeting Jan. 23, 2020, led by the Coast Guard, to prepare for the seventh session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom in February.
Three Americans received awards from the International Maritime Organization for their contributions to the maritime community and bravery at sea.
International Maritime Organization Council condemns attacks on commercial shipping in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
The International Maritime Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the global standard setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. The Council is the Executive Organ of IMO.
Federal Register Notice: Notice of public meeting in preparation for the IMO’s 122nd session of IMO’s Council
The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct an open meeting in Washington, D.C., in preparation for the upcoming 122nd sessoin of IMO Council being held in the United Kingdom July 11-15, 2019. This meeting is open to the public. Those desiring to attend this public meeting should contact the U.S. Coast Guard by July 8, 2019.
This public meeting will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Eastern Time, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.
This post shares a summary of a recent IMO circular announcing that all information related to shore-based facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System communicated to the organization is available to all registered public account holders through the new Global Integrated Shipping Information System module on the Master plan of shore-based facilities for the GMDSS. Any member of the public who is registered with an IMO Web account can become a registered account holder.
The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction held its sixth session at IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, February 4-8, 2019. Representatives from the US Coast Guard’s Office of Design & Engineering Standards led the US delegation, comprised of members from the Coast Guard, US Navy, US Department of State, and technical advisors from the private sector. This post provides a summary of the discussions and Sub-committee’s decisions.