8/31/2015: Acceptable Notice of Arrival and Departure formats – 30 day notice

The National Vessel Movement Center will no longer accept NOAD submissions that contain the NOAD information as text within the body of emails or attachments of scanned documents after September 30, 2015.


8/31/2015: Implementation of out of the water survival craft – Requirements for commercial vessels

The Coast Guard issued information bulletin on the requirement for owners and operators of small passenger vessels to have an approved survival craft that, “ensures no part of an individual is immersed in water” by February 26, 2016.


8/31/2015: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee vacancy announcement

The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations on national maritime security matters to the Secretary of Homeland Security via the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.


8/28/2015: Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual now online!

The Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual is now available online for comment!


8/28/2015: National Maritime Center open house update

The National Maritime Center published an update for its upcoming open house and information session on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.


8/28/2015: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget – Shipping articles and official logbooks

The Coast Guard seeks comment from shipping companies on the revision of a currently approved collection for shipping articles and official logbooks.


8/27/2015: Organizational modification of the vessel and facility response plan programs – MSIB published

The Coast Guard announced the transfer of the Vessel Response Plan and Facility Response Plan programs from the Offices of Commercial Vessel Compliance and Port and Facility Compliance to the Office of Marine Environmental Response.


8/26/2015: Tianjin, China explosions and precautions for possible contamination – MSIB published

The Coast Guard published a Marine Safety Information Bulletin regarding the need to assess potential contamination risks from the Tianjin explosions and the responsibility to report potentially hazardous conditions to the Coast Guard.


8/26/2015: Mandatory commercial fishing vessel exam reminder

The Coast Guard published a letter to commercial fishing vessel owners and operators reminding them of the mandatory dockside safety exam starting October 15, 2015.


8/25/2015: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.


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