7/12/2017: 60-day public comment period opens for draft NVIC addressing cyber risk at MTSA facilities

The Office of Port and Facility Compliance encourages public comment through the Federal Register on a draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular that provides clarification and guidance on implementing a cyber risk management governance program.


4/28/2017: Change 3 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 8-01, Approval of Navigation Equipment

The Coast Guard recently published change 3 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 8-01, Approval of Navigation Equipment. The Circular provides voluntary guidance for approval of navigation equipment, as required under Regulation V/18, of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended in 2000 (SOLAS).


4/24/2017: Guidance for credentialing officers of towing vessels

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-16 provides Coast Guard guidelines for credentialing officers of towing vessels. Mariners commencing training and assessment toward an officer of towing vessels endorsement should use the TOARs contained in NVIC 03-16. Mariners should plan accordingly to ensure that previous versions of TOARs are completed and application for endorsement is made prior to March 24, 2019.


2/22/2017: Change 1 to NVIC 17-14, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsement as Officer in Charge of certain Engineering Watches

The Coast Guard published change 1 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 12-14, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch in a Manned Engineroom or Designated Duty Engineer in a Periodically Unmanned Engineroom on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP Propulsion Power or More.


2/22/2017: Change 1 to NVIC 12-14, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or more

The Coast Guard published change 1 to Navigation and Vessel I´╗┐nspection Circular (NVIC) 12-14, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More.


2/22/2017: Change 1 to NVIC 11-14, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 500 GT or more and less than 3,000 GT

The Coast Guard published change 1 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 11-14, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 500 GT or More and Less Than 3,000 GT.


2/22/2017: Change 1 to NVIC 10-14, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 3,000 GT or more

The Coast Guard published change 1 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 10-14, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 3,000 GT or more.


2/17/2017: NVIC 04-17 Guidelines for Nat’l & STCW endorsements for service as assistant engineer and officer in charge of an engineering watch on OSVs

This Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides guidance on qualification for and renewal of national officer and STCW endorsements for service as assistant engineer and officer in charge of an engineering watch on offshore supply vessels (OSVs). The Coast […]


2/17/2017: NVIC 03-17 Guidelines on qualification for Nat’l & STCW endorsements for service as master and chief mate on OSVs

This Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides guidance on qualification for and renewal of national and STCW endorsements for service as master and chief mate on offshore supply vessels (OSVs). The Coast Guard will use this NVIC and 46 […]


2/17/2017: NVIC 02-17 Guidelines on qualification for Nat’l & STCW engineering officer endorsements for service as chief engineer on OSVs

This Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides guidance on qualification for and renewal of national officer and STCW endorsements as chief engineer that are limited to service on offshore supply vessels (OSVs). The Coast Guard will use this NVIC […]


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