The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published MSIB 21-20 Change 1 “Recommendation for Pilot Transfer Arrangements.”
The Coast Guard Director of Incident Management and Preparedness issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20, “Novel Coronavirus,” to provide additional information and guidance to the maritime community regarding the current novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
Vessel owners/operators should be alert to the possibility that persons whose travel originated in Tanzania could potentially have been exposed to ebola virus.
On September 2, 2019, the small passenger vessel Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California with loss of life. This bulletin identifies regulations related to firefighting, lifesaving, preparations for emergencies, and means of escape that serve as a reminder for owner and operators to ensure the safety of the passengers and crew while onboard.
The District Eight Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection published its reporting requirements for the upcoming hurricane season. Reports of personnel remaining offshore will allow the Eighth District to prepare for potential post-storm search and rescue operations.