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Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, Chapter 4 Entering in to Force November 1, 2022

Maritime CommonsMonday, September 26, 2022 - 9:43 AM
Important amendments to Chapter 4 of MARPOL Annex VI, concerning energy efficiency of existing ships and carbon intensity of international shipping, were most recently adopted and will enter into force on November 1st, 2022. [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Requirements for mechanically propelled personal Hydrofoils (efoils) and motorized surfboards (jetboards)

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 22, 2022 - 1:59 PM
The Coast Guard Boating Safety Division has released BSX Policy Letter 01-22 announcing that efoils and jetboards are now classified as vessels by the Coast Guard. [ Read Full Article ]

Subchapter M Towing Vessel – Pilot house alerter and towing machinery requirements

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 22, 2022 - 10:33 AM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) would like to remind all Subchapter M - Towing Vessel owners and operators that while the phase-in allowance to get your Certificate of Inspection (COI) has past, as of July 19, 2022, there are some other requirements for existing vessels that are [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to Langh Tech Oy AB

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 21, 2022 - 2:14 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 49th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Langh Tech Oy AB after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system meets the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. [ Read Full Article ]

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 7, 2022 - 1:14 PM
The U. S. Coast Guard announces the appointment of two individuals to serve as new members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC). [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: State Enforcement of Inland Navigation Rules

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 6, 2022 - 3:29 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing this interim rule to remove an incorrect statement about field preemption of State or local regulations regarding inland navigation. [ Read Full Article ]

NVDC Customer Satisfaction Survey 

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 6, 2022 - 1:22 PM
The National Vessel Documentation Center has released a survey asking for customer feedback on its services. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting 3

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 31, 2022 - 11:17 AM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC) on September 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2022 at the STAR Center in Dania Beach, FL. [ Read Full Article ]

Clarification of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Expiration Dates

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:06 AM
An update has been made to the Marine Safety Center website to clarify the implications of a type approval certificate’s expiration date. [ Read Full Article ]

Clarification on the use of existing type approval data in BWMS type approval for viability

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 24, 2022 - 2:13 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has provided clarifying information regarding consideration of existing testing data in type approving a BWMS using a viability testing method, should the Coast Guard accept such a testing method. [ Read Full Article ]

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