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Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group 2022/2023 schedule

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 27, 2022 - 1:41 PM
From Captain Bradley Clare, Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center (NMC) Section 315 of the 2015 Coast Guard Authorization Act requires the United States Coast Guard to commission a working group to review […] [ Read Full Article ]

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group (Update)

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 27, 2022 - 11:37 AM
The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from July 19-21, 2022, in accordance with 46 USC 7510 to review USCG Deck Officer examination questions required by 46 CFR 11.910, and is soliciting participants. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; July 2022 Virtual Meeting

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 22, 2022 - 3:12 PM
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will conduct a virtual meeting, to review and discuss matters relating to national maritime security. Specifically, the Coast Guard intends to present and issue a task focused on improving and enhancing the sharing of information related to [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on the review of job task analysis to Maritime Surface Ships Mapping (JTA to MASS Mapping)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:19 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on the Review of Job Task Analysis to Maritime Surface Ships Mapping (JTA to MASS Mapping). The subcommittee will meet virtually [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Acceptance of IMO code for fire safety systems for tank vessel inert gas systems – double block and bleed non-return device

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 21, 2022 - 11:02 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released Marine Safety Alert 05-22, to inform the Coast Guard Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and the maritime industry that double block and bleed systems design, installed and operated in accordance with 74 SOLAS (14) II- [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter Update: Implementation of IMO Resolution A.673(16)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 14, 2022 - 11:42 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released CG-ENG Policy Letter 03-12 - Ch 1, Implementation of IMO Resolution A.673(16), Guidelines for the Transport and Handling of Limited Amounts of Hazardous and Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk on Offshore Support Vessels, For New [ Read Full Article ]

2021 Flag State Control Domestic Annual Report

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 10, 2022 - 10:35 AM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2021 Flag State Control Domestic Annual Report.  [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Slow down, look around and be aware of your surroundings when transiting near launch areas

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 8, 2022 - 2:39 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 08-22, to highlight the need for boaters to exercise caution while transiting boat launch areas. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Unexpected dangers: lifeboat remote control wires

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 26, 2022 - 3:25 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 07-22, to address the importance of visually inspecting lifeboat and davit installations prior to testing with crewmembers on board, and ensuring crew familiarity with company policy related to lifesaving [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Prevention of water and contaminants in marine fuel systems

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 26, 2022 - 3:11 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 06-22, to address the effects of water and other contaminants in fuel systems which can be detrimental to the operation of any vessel. [ Read Full Article ]

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