3/4/2018: Updated ballast water management NVIC now available

The offices of Operating and Environmental Standards and Commercial Vessel Compliance announced March 1, 2018, the availability of Navigation and vessel Inspection Circular 01-18, “Ballast Water Management For Control of Non-Indigenous Species in Waters of the United States,” to inform maritime industry and Coast Guard personnel and provide guidance to ensure a more complete understanding of, and maximum compliance with, ballast water management requirements.


7/18/2017: Update to NVIC 01-16, Electronic charts and publications policy

The updated policy identifies acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications as well as position fixing and plotting requirements under Coast Guard regulations.


8/12/2014: Draft change to the inspection of vessels under the Maritime Security Program NVIC

The Coast Guard published a notice to the Federal Register extending the public comment period on its draft change to Navigation and Inspection Circular 01-13.