9/22/2014: Personal flotation devices labeling and standards

The Coast Guard published a final rule to remove references to type codes on the carriage and labeling of Coast Guard-approved PFDs.


9/19/2014: Marine safety information bulletin- Unapproved use of mass loaded vinyl sound dampening products

The Coast Guard published an MSIB regarding the unapproved use of mass loaded vinyl, or MLV, sound dampening products.


9/19/2014: Marine safety information bulletin- Riyadh port state control regimes announce concentrated inspection campaign

The six Maritime Authorities of the Riyadh will launch a joint CIC with the purpose of ensuring compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the International Code for Fire Safety Systems.


A transforming Arctic, a center for partnerships

The Arctic, long known as a remote and unforgiving region, is transforming and a new ocean is opening. Indeed, the lowest Arctic sea ice extent on record occurred in September 2012. It is a region of vast potential resources, with an estimated 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and 30 percent of undiscovered gas. It is a region with the promise of new maritime trade routes. From 2008 to 2012, traffic through the Bering Sea increased by 118 percent. As an Arctic nation, the United States has substantial interest in the future of the region; and as an Arctic operator, the U.S. Coast Guard must ensure it is ready for whatever the future brings.


9/19/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget- Security zones, regulated navigation areas and safety zones

The Coast Guard invites comments on: security zones, regulated navigation areas, safety zones, safety approval of cargo containers, self-propelled liquefied natural gas vessels, plan approval and records for electrical engineering regulations and the streamlined inspection program.


9/18/2014: Port Security Advisory- Conditions of entry

The Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program published Port Security Advisory 3-14 removing exempted ports in Cambodia.


9/18/2014: Global Maritime Environmental Congress- Coast Guard remarks

The Coast Guard provides an overview of environmental compliance exams, ship efficiency and liquefied natural gas and natural gas as a marine fuel.


9/18/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget- Application for tonnage measurement of vessels

The Coast Guard invites comment from owners of vessels on the application for tonnage measurement of vessels, form CG-5397.


9/18/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget- Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner

The Coast Guard invites comments from shipping companies, masters or individuals in charge of a vessel on the Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner, form CG-718A.


9/18/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget- State access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund

The Coast Guard invites comments from owners and operators of vessels on the streamlined inspection program.


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