3/27/2015: Tonnage measurement information

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has compiled, and is making publicly available, weekly information that it circulates to classification societies on the subject of vessel tonnage measurement.


3/26/2015: NOAD Schema 3.5 – 60 day notice

Today, an updated NOAD schema, versioned 3.5, will be released which will reflect recently released changes to 33 CFR 160 and improvements to vessel and crew longshoreman data reporting.


3/25/2015: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Ships’ stores certification for hazardous materials aboard ships

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the request for approval of a currently approved collection for ships’ stores certification for hazardous materials aboard ships.


3/25/2015: Imposition of conditions of entry for certain vessels arriving to the United States from Yemen-additional ports

The Coast Guard announces that conditions of entry will be imposed on vessels arriving from the Ash Shihr Terminal and the Port of Hodeidah.


3/24/2015: STCW Gap closing requirements

The National Maritime Center published an announcement regarding the regulatory changes that require additional training and/or assessments for certain Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping endorsements.


3/23/2015: Congressional hearing alert

Tomorrow the Commandant of the Coast Guard will testify at a Congressional Hearing on the Coast Guard’s fiscal year 2016 budget request.


3/23/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Shipping articles and official logbook

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to the collection of information for shipping articles and official logbooks.


3/23/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Ballast water management for vessels with ballast tanks entering U.S. waters

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of an extension of a currently approved collection for ballast water management for vessels with ballast tanks entering U.S. waters.


3/20/2015: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting

The NOSAC and Commercial Diving Safety on the Outer Continental Shelf Subcommittee will hold a public meeting in April to discuss the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry.


3/20/2015: Commercial fishing vessel engineers

The Coast Guard announces the availability of an updated policy letter that provides guidance to the upcoming enforcement of existing requirements for the proper credentialing of engineering officers.


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