11/25/2015: Secretary General of the IMO and member of the Norwegian IMO delegation awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award
Yesterday, the United States awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service award to the Secretary General Koji Sekimizu of the International Maritime Organization and Turid Stemre from the Norwegian IMO delegation.
The Coast Guard issued MSIB 014-15 to alert industry that the Ansul “Checkfire Marine Electric Detection and Control System” does not meet the fire detection system requirements of 46 CFR Subchapter C.
The Marine Safety Center has relocated and is now up and running at its new location in Washington, D.C.
The Coast Guard published a final rule that amends ballast water management reporting and recordkeeping requirements. This reduces the administrative burden on the regulated population while still allowing the Coast Guard to analyze and understand ballast water management practices.
11/24/2015: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee’s Response to Task Statement I – Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 04-08 revision
The Coast Guard published changes to NVIC 04-08 which the Coast Guard uses in making decisions on mariner credentialing
The Coast Guard is seeking application for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations on matters related to medical certification of mariners.
The Coast Guard issued a new safety alert with new recommendations about the importance of establishing effective fuel oil changeover procedures to comply with MARPOL Annex VI emission regulations.
11/19/2015: Consumer price index adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 limits of liability – Vessels, deepwater ports and onshore facilities
The Coast Guard published a final rule increasing the limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports and onshore facilities to reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index.
11/19/2015: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget – Certificates of financial responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection the requirements for certificates of financial responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
11/19/2015: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget – Bridge permit application guide
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection the requirements for a bridge permit application guide.