This issue of Drill Down explores Public Law 96-378, the first regulation to define “Offshore Supply Vessel” and “OSV Service.”
3/18/2016: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Offshore supply vessels
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for offshore supply vessels, Title 46 CFR Subchapter L.
The Coast Guard published a direct and final rule to the Federal Register to amend merchant regulations to allow oilers, serving on certain vessels, to be divided into at least two watches.
The Coast Guard published a direct final rule allowing oilers serving on certain offshore support vessels, towing vessels and barges to be divided into at least two watches and increase the sea service credit affected mariners are permitted to earn for each 12-hour period of work from one day to one and a half days.
2/24/2015: USCG & BSEE Joint safety alert – Dynamic positioning failures in the Outer Continental Shelf
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a joint safety alert addressing dynamic positioning failures on offshore supply vessels engaged in oil and gas operations in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
The NOSAC will meet on November 18 and 19, 2014 to discuss safety of operations and other offshore gas industry matters. These meetings are open to the public.
The Coast Guard published a correction to the interim rule for offshore supply vessels of at least 6,000 GT ITC.
The Coast Guard published an FAQ document for the Offshore Supply Vessels, of at least 6,000 GT ITC, interim rule.
The Coast Guard announces the new interim rule for large offshore supply vessels greater than 6,000 GT ITC (500 GRT).