3/6/2015: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting

MERPAC will hold a public meeting to discuss the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel.


3/6/2015: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

MEDMAC will hold a public meeting to discuss medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education and medical research.


3/5/2015: Maritime cybersecurity symposium – Remarks from the Office of Port and Facility Compliance

Read remarks from the Chief of the Coast Guard’s Office of Port and Facility Activities in part 2 of a 4 part series from a recent maritime cybersecurity learning seminar and symposium held at Rutgers University.


3/4/2015: Maritime cybersecurity symposium – Remarks from Cyber Command

Read remarks from the Assistant Commandant for Cyber Command in part 1 of a 4 part series from a recent maritime cybersecurity learning seminar and symposium held at Rutgers University.


03/04/2015: Notice of arrival requirements for units on outer continental shelf

The Coast Guard issues marine safety notice 001-15 as a reminder of the notice of arrival and movement notification requirements for units on the U.S. outer continental shelf, or OCS.


03/04/2015: Guidance for regulated facilities for review, approval of mobile vapor control systems

The Coast Guard issued a policy document providing new, interim guidance to Coast Guard Captains of the Ports to assist in the assessment of equivalency requests from regulated facilities to use mobile or portable vapor control systems, or VCSs, in lieu of fixed VCSs.


03/03/2015: Safety alert – liquified petroleum gas

The Coast Guard issued safety alert 03-15 as a reminder to all gas carrier owners and operators of the importance of ensuring all personnel follow approved safety management system cargo handling procedures and industry best practices.


03/03/2015: Safety alert – ultra low sulfur fuel oil, compliance with MARPOL requirements

The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 02-15 as a reminder to vessel owners and operators about the importance of establishing effective fuel oil changeover procedures to comply with MARPOL Annex VI emission regulations.


03/03/2015: Request for comments on vessel documentation renewal fees

The Coast Guard seeks public comment on whether to increase the period of validity for renewing endorsements on Certificates of Documentation.


2/27/2015: National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Guidelines

The updated draft PREP Guidelines are available for public comment.


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