The Coast Guard’s Office of Port and Facility Compliance published the February 2016 issue of Waves on the Waterfront. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field of prevention.
Read a summary of remarks about the Marine Safety Center’s role in the review of LNG fuel and cargo systems installed on new U.S. Flag ships and barges.
2/5/2016: New NVIC published – Use of electronic charts and publications in lieu of paper charts, maps and publications
The Coast Guard published uniform guidance on what is now considered equivalent to chart and publication carriage requirements. The Coast Guard believes that electronic charts provide substantially more information to the mariner and will enhance navigational safety beyond that of official paper charts.
The National Maritime Center initiated an update to the Merchant Mariner User Fee Payment webpage on Pay.gov to better serve the maritime community.
2/5/2016: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Declaration of inspection before transfer of liquid in bulk
The Coast Guard seeks comment on a declaration of inspection before transfer of liquid in bulk.
Coast Guard Commandant will deliver the 2016 State of the Coast Guard Address Feb. 23, 2016.
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials.
There were three changes made to MSIB 01-16 and a new version of the bulletin has been posted.
The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, or BSEE, sign an updated Memorandum of Agreement for regulating floating facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf.
The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-16, or MSIB 01-16, to provide updates on the risks associated with the Zika virus.