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.
2/4/2015: MARPOL Annex I amendments
The Coast Guard published a final rule updating regulations to harmonize U.S. regulations with international conventions regarding oil pollution.
1/26/2015: U.S. Achieves highest coverage standard with Rescue 21 system
The Coast Guard’s Acquisition Directorate published updates regarding Rescue 21 and Sea Area A1.
12/8/2014: IMO adopts Polar Code safety requirements
The International Maritime Organization finalized the Polar Code and adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea which will create mandatory safety requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.
10/17/2014: Confronting today’s safety issues for ferries
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…