10/24/2014: Cybersecurity 101

The Coast Guard’s Chief of Port and Facility Compliance discusses cyber resources, cyber-risk assessements and reduction of cyber-related risk for mariners and facility operators.


10/24/2014: Policy implementing the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping

The Coast Guard announces the availability of five additional guidance documents concerning new regulations governing merchant mariner certificates and endorsements to merchant mariner credentials.


10/23/2014: Coast Guard Commandant’s remarks from the American Pilots Association conference – Part 2

Maritime Commons provides an excerpt of the key takeaways from the Commandant’s speech at the American Pilots Association Conference on Coast Guard efforts surrounding domestic energy production, the Panama Canal expansion, cyber in the maritime domain and maritime innovation.


10/23/2014: Coast Guard Commandant’s remarks from the American Pilots Association conference – Part 1

Maritime Commons provides an excerpt of the key takeaways from the Commandant’s speech at the American Pilots Association Conference on Coast Guard efforts surrounding the Ebola outbreak.


10/23/2014: Update 1 published to Ebola Marine Safety Information Bulletin

The Coast Guard published Update 1 to the Ebola virus precautions bulletin to provide information to maritime industry assessing Ebola risks and the responsibility to immediately report potential communicable disease hazards.


10/20/2014: National Boating Safety Advisory Council meeting

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet in November to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.


10/20/2014: IMO approves draft Polar Code environmental requirements

Update on the environmental requirements in the Polar Code regarding mandatory requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.


10/17/2014: Marine Safety Information Bulletin published with Ebola update

The Coast Guard provided an update to the maritime industry assessing Ebola risks and the responsibility of vessel and facility agents, owners, masters, operators, Area Maritime Security Committee members and persons to immediately report potential communicable disease hazards.


10/17/2014: Importance of cyber safety and security to the Marine Transportation System

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas comments on the importance of cyber safety and security to the Marine Transportation System.


10/17/2014: Confronting today’s safety issues for ferries

The Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards for the Coast Guard, spoke at the 39th Annual Interferry Conference. For those of you who could not attend the conference, Maritime Commons is providing Lantz’s remarks…


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