4/28/2016: Additional information on Coast Guard determinations about container weight requirements, verified gross mass

Today, the Coast Guard filed an equivalency with the International Maritime Organization, and released a marine safety information bulletin that provides additional information on the Coast Guard’s determinations about container weight requirements found in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, SOLAS.


4/8/2016: MSIB posted – Release of 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Guidelines

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 08-16 to announce the release of the new 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines.


4/1/2016: Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) guidelines update – MSIB published

The Coast Guard announced an update to the Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) Guidelines.


3/22/2016: Statutory amendment of load line exclusions – MSIB published

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin to describe a new load line exclusion zone in the Gulf of Mexico, along the western coast of Florida.


3/7/2016: Enclosed space entry and rescue drills – MSIB published

The Coast Guard published guidance on enclosed space entry and rescue drills.


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.


2/17/2016: Cancellation of policy letter – Requirements for out-of-water survival craft

The Coast Guard cancelled a policy letter regarding out-of-water survival craft requirements.


2/17/2016: Voluntary vessel fuel oil sampling program

The Coast Guard announces a voluntary fuel sampling program. This is to help assess industry compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Emissions Control Area requirements.


2/4/2016: Update to Zika virus precautions MSIB

There were three changes made to MSIB 01-16 and a new version of the bulletin has been posted.


2/3/2016: Zika virus precautions – MSIB published

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-16, or MSIB 01-16, to provide updates on the risks associated with the Zika virus.


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