7/13/2017: New issue of OCS NCOE’s “Drill Down” available

In this issue of the Drill Down, experts talk about characteristics and operating parameters of both floating and fixed OCS production facilities, spars, tension leg platforms, semi-submersibles, and floating, production, storage, and offloading units (FPSOs).


6/30/2017: IMO approves resolution on cyber risk management

The resolution affirms that approved safety management systems should take cyber risk management into account in accordance with the objectives and requirements of the International Safety Management Code.


6/29/2017: Cargo disruption a reminder that cyber risks are real

Rear Adm. Thomas provides his thoughts on the current incident involving APM facilities and the importance of incorporating cyber risk management into all facets of shipboard operations.


6/28/2017: Recap of Offshore Technology Conference remarks by Capt. Joshua Reynolds, OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection,

In May, Capt. Joshua Reynolds with the 8th District Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge of Marine Inspections, participated in panels facilitated by the Offshore Operator’s Committee and Center for Offshore Safety at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Reynolds remarks focused on safety management systems and the importance of creating a safety culture in your organization.


6/26/2017: Recap of Coast Guard remarks during Arctic Circle Forum event at Wilson Center

Submitted by Michael Emerson, director of Marine Transportation Systems (CG-5PW) On the summer solstice, June 21, 2017, the Wilson Center convened the Arctic Circle Forum event in Washington, D.C., titled “The United States and Russia in the Arctic.” This event […]


6/26/2017: Nat’l Vessel Documentation Center website transition effective June 29, 2017

NVDC’s website will transition to a new platform effective June 29, 2017.


6/21/2017: 57th meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Coast Guard Navigation Center will host the 57th meeting of the Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee, Sept. 25-26, 2017, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. CGSIC meetings are free and open to the public.


6/15/2017: Upcoming changes to National Maritime Center’s website

The National Maritime Center’s (NMC) website will be transitioning to a new platform effective June 29, 2017.


6/15/2017: New policy letter on Subchapter M implementation

This policy letter provide guidance to the Officer(s) in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and Coast Guard marine inspectors as well as the towing industry on how to obtain initial COIs for greater than the percentage of the towing vessels outlined in 46 CFR 136.202 of 46 CFR Subchapter M.


6/15/2017: Remarks by Marine Safety Center commanding officer at Int’l Maritime Safety Conference

Earlier this week, Capt. John Mauger, commanding officer of the Marine Safety Center, delivered a keynote address at the third annual International Maritime Safety Conference in Busan, Korea. The conference was attended by hundreds of participants from Asia, Europe and the Americas and covered a wide range of topics from casualty investigation, salvage, risk analysis, human element, big data, and automation. This post provides a summary of Mauger’s remarks.


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