2/11/2019: Marine Safety Center receives 23rd application for Ballast Water Management System type approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 23rd application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the HK-S(E) Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Miura Co., Ltd.


2/7/2019: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee charter renewal

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that, under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security renewed the charter for the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee for the period of Nov. 9, 2018 – Nov. 9, 2020.


2/6/2019: Notice of public meeting – IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The Department of State will conduct a meeting, open to the public, led by the Coast Guard. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixth Session of the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, to be held at the IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, March 4-8, 2019.


2/5/2019: Commandant discusses Arctic, Subchapter M, and more in INSIGHTS interview

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz recently did an interview with Marine Link Magazine staff for its Jan. 30, 2019, edition of INSIGHTS. During the interview, Schultz discussed a variety of issues relavent to the maritime industry, and as a courtesy Maritime Commons is providing a link to the article in an effort to keep our subscribers informed.


2/1/2019: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Envirocleanse, LLC

The Marine Safety Center issued the 16th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Envirocleanse, LLC, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


2/1/2019: Vessel Incident Discharge Act

In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, provides an update on VIDA as the Coast Guard and EPA work to implement new requirements.


1/24/2019: Commercial vessel safety during lapse in appropriations

With passage of a continuing resolution, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-19 is cancelled effective Feb. 1, 2019.


1/15/2019: Notice of Postponement: Public Meeting for IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

Due to the government shut down, the public meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 to discuss U.S. positions on agenda items at the upcoming sixth session of the International Maritime Organization’s Ship Design and Construction Sub-Committee has been postponed.


12/19/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to De Nora Water Technologies Texas, LLC

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 15th Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to De Nora Water Technologies Texas, LLC, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


12/19/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees

In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation.


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