The OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) has released MSIB 20-04, Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements, to provide guidance for operators on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Eighth District MSIB: Novel Coronavirus
The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) of the Outer Continental Shelf issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-01, “Novel Coronavirus,” to alert offshore operators of protocols and requirements regarding novel coronavirus.
New resources available for the OCS maritime community
The Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise announced the publication of informational guides on GMDSS and Dynamic Positioning systems for use by maritime industry professionals and the marine safety community.
Cancellation of OCS policy on life extension requirements for floating OCS facilities
The Coast Guard has been continuing to strengthen its joint regulatory oversight and compliance schemes with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to ensure a consistent approach to the OCS oil and gas industry. In this post, Eighth District OCS OCMI Capt. Russell Holmes provides an update on the latest projects, including the cancellation of a policy letter on floating facility life extension requests.
Eighth District MSIB: Lifeboat operations on manned facilities
The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection of the Outer Continental Shelf is alerting offshore operators about a tragic accident with loss of life that occurred on a floating offshore facility. Because the potential factors involved in this incident may be common to many facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf, the Coast Guard is sharing immediate actions facilities can take to avoid a similar tragedy.