8/15/2016: Commercial fishing vessels – Extension of public comment period

The Coast Guard issued a notice that the comment period for submitting public comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking regarding commercial fishing vessels is being extended for 90 additional days.


8/5/2016: Summer 2016 edition of Proceedings now available!

The Coast Guard released the summer 2016 edition of Proceedings.


8/2/2016: Marine Safety Manual Volume II, Change 2 now available

The Coast Guard announces the availability of the updated Marine Safety Manual Volume II, COMDINST M16000.7B, Material Inspection, Change Two. MSM Volume II establishes marine safety policies on international conventions and U.S. statutes and regulations relating to material inspection of domestic and foreign commercial vessels.


7/20/2016: Enhanced oversight program and safety guidelines for commercial fishing vessels

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-16 to provide clarifying information on suspension of development of an Alternate Safety Compliance Program (ASCP), and instead, the development of an Enhanced Oversight Program (EOP) and Safety Guidelines for Commercial Fishing Vessels.


6/21/2016: Commercial fishing vessels – Implementation of 2010 and 2012 legislation

The Coast Guard issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that proposes to align its commercial fishing industry vessel regulations with the mandatory provisions of 2010 and 2012 legislation passed by Congress that took effect upon enactment.


6/21/2016: Notice of withdrawal of advance notice of proposed rulemaking – Commercial fishing industry vessels

The Coast Guard announced the withdrawal of the advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding commercial fishing industry vessels, which involved possible amendments to Coast Guard regulations affecting uninspected United States commercial fishing, fish processing and fish tender vessels.


3/15/2016: Final Rule – Commercial Fishing Vessels Dispensing Petroleum Products

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2/19/2016: Clarification on survival craft requirements for uninspected commercial fishing industry vessels

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 04-16 to provide clarifying information on MSIB 02-16 for uninspected commercial fishing vessels.


12/28/2015: Out of water survival craft – Frequently asked questions

The Coast Guard is posting a new FAQ to address recently published policy letter regarding out of water survival craft.


12/21/2015: VHF-DSC Radio equipment installation requirement for inspected passenger and commercial fishing vessels

The Coast Guard published guidance on how to verify the installation of required VHF radios with digital selective calling capabilities on inspected domestic passenger vessels and commercial fishing vessels as required by January 2016.


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