The Coast Guard is evaluating the potential use of Safety Management Systems (SMSs) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. The Coast Guard is seeking public input and responses to specific questions on the feasibility, applicability, and nature of SMSs for potential use on U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. Comments and related material must be received on or before April 15, 2021.
The Coast Guard recently promulgated Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-20 to assist owners and operators wishing to voluntarily implement a SMS. In this post, Rear Adm. Richard Timme shares the MSIB and provides his perspective on SMS.
5/17/2018: Recap of Center for Offshore Safety’s panel session with assistant commandant for prevention policy and BSEE director
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, recently joined Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle for a panel session during this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The session, moderated by Charlie Williams with Center for Offshore Safety, was part of COS’s Senior Regulatory Leadership Perspective series on Safety, Safety Management, and Future Regulatory Activity.
This post discusses a recently released Mission Management System Work Instruction regarding the U.S. Flag Interpretations on the ISM Code to provide supplemental flag state guidance regarding the development, implementation, and verification of safety management systems on U.S. Flag vessels. This work instruction also includes specific provisions to assist in assessing risks and developing contingency plans for emergency shipboard situations, and is designed to be used in conjunction with CVC-WI-003, USCG Oversight of Safety Management Systems on U.S. Flag Vessels. Industry stakeholders and Recognized Organizations are encouraged to reference this guidance when developing, implementing, and verifying SMSs in order to promote a strong safety culture throughout the U.S. flag fleet.
Form CG-835V Vessel Inspection Requirements is specifically tailored to capture more detailed deficiency data in a manner that is aligned with globally accepted Port State Control methodologies. The CG-835V was developed in conjunction with corresponding enhancements to the Coast Guard’s internal database, MISLE, in order to support better data analytics and the development and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators for the U.S. flag fleet and the Recognized Organizations that perform statutory certification and services on the Coast Guard’s behalf.
6/28/2017: Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection Capt. Josh Reynolds answers questions on building a safety culture vs. a compliance culture in the offshore community
As a follow on to our post covering last month’s Offshore Technology Conference, Maritime Commons is providing a summary of responses to questions asked by attendees during the conference as well questions submitted to conference organizers in advance. All responses were provided by Capt. Joshua Reynolds with the 8th Coast Guard District OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
6/28/2017: Recap of Offshore Technology Conference remarks by Capt. Joshua Reynolds, OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection,
In May, Capt. Joshua Reynolds with the 8th District Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge of Marine Inspections, participated in panels facilitated by the Offshore Operator’s Committee and Center for Offshore Safety at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Reynolds remarks focused on safety management systems and the importance of creating a safety culture in your organization.
Recap of questions and answers related to risk-based inspections and effective safety management with Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Rear Adm. Paul Thomas and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno at the fourth annual Center for Offshore Safety (COS) Forum in Houston. This is part four of a four-part series covering the panel by Thomas and Salerno.
5/11/2016: 2016 Offshore Technology Conference – Safety management systems and risk-based inspections
Questions and answers regarding safety environmental management systems and safety management systems from BSEE Director Brian Salerno and Assistant Commandant for U.S. Coast Guard Prevention Policy Rear Adm. Paul Thomas at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference. This post is part three of a four-part series.