The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published MSIB 21-20 Change 1 “Recommendation for Pilot Transfer Arrangements.”
The Coast Guard encourages vessel owners to take advantage of the voluntary alternate inspection process to obtain a certificate of inspection to help streamline vessel inspections and reduce downtime.
The Coast Guard’s Acquisition Directorate published updates regarding Rescue 21 and Sea Area A1.
The Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards for the Coast Guard, spoke at the 39th Annual Interferry Conference. For those of you who could not attend the conference, Maritime Commons is providing Lantz’s remarks…
9/19/2014: Marine safety information bulletin- Riyadh port state control regimes announce concentrated inspection campaign
The six Maritime Authorities of the Riyadh will launch a joint CIC with the purpose of ensuring compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the International Code for Fire Safety Systems.
In a continuing Polar Code series, the Coast Guard provided updates to the environmental part of the Polar Code.
In a continuing Polar Code series, the Coast Guard provides safety provision updates at a Polar Code workshop in Seattle.
U.S. Delegation lead shared an overview, IMO updates and key accomplishments on the proposed Polar Code at an Arctic-shipping event sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy.
The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from owners and operators of SOLAS vessels on the collection of information for various international agreement safety certificates and documents. These Coast Guard issued forms are used as evidence of compliance with the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, by certain U.S. vessels on international voyages. Without the proper certificates or documents, a U.S. vessel could be detained in foreign ports. View the Federal Register notice for further information.