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.


2/8/2017: Innovation in the maritime industry

Last week, Capt. John Mauger, commanding officer of the Marine Safety Center, spoke to the Passenger Vessel Association at the annual MARITRENDS convention about innovation in the maritime industry. As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons is providing an excerpt of his remarks.


12/2/2016: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type-approval certificate to Optimarin AS

Today, the ´╗┐Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the first U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer Optimarin AS after a detailed review of the type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. The Optimarin Ballast System is a filtration/ultraviolet ballast water management system with treatment capacities ranging from 167m3/h to 3000m3/h.


10/18/2016: Update on BWMS type-approval applications

An update from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center on the status of received ballast water management system (BWMS) type-approval applications.