The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 1) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential Operations – Change 1” to update temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19.
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations” to clarify temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19.
The Mutual Recognition Agreements are parallel agreements the United States has with the European Union and with the European Free Trade Association countries that are part of the European Economic Area on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Conformity for Marine Equipment.
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing published changes to five Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars concerning qualification for certain Merchant Mariner Credential Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended endorsements.
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing announced changes to three NVICs providing guidance on the renewal of STCW endorsements for Proficiency in Survival Craft, Proficiency in Survival Craft-Limited, Basic Training, and Advanced Firefighting for mariners serving on vessels in reduced operating status and on other vessels that that are in operation that do not get underway.
Notice of Availability: Change to NVIC regarding use of electronic charts and publications in lieu of paper charts, maps and publications
This NVIC provides that U.S. vessels may access navigation publications electronically, through underway connectivity, to meet domestic carriage and Safety of Life at Sea certification requirements.
This NVIC will assist the Coast Guard in providing input to the Lead Agency for environmental review and decision-making purposes. Additionally, this circular provides guidance to members of industry, port safety and security stakeholders, and the public on the Coast Guard’s role and responsibilities in the OREI application process.
4/29/2019: Change 5 to NVIC 09-02, “Guidelines for the Area Maritime Security Committees and Area Maritime Security Plans for U.S. Ports”
The updated NVIC provides guidance to Coast Guard operational commanders, Area Maritime Security Committee members, and the maritime community with the development and maintenance of Area Maritime Security Assessments, Area Maritime Security Plans, and promotes unity of effort among all stakeholders with maritime security interests at the port level.
8/10/2018: Guidance on qualification and renewal of STCW endorsements for Officer in Charge of a Nav Watch and Master
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing released two Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars Aug. 6, 2018 related to watch keeping aboard vessels less than 500 gross tons.