7/20/2017: Change 1 to NVIC 4-87 – Reporting of Inadequate Port Reception Facilities

The change updates guidance for U.S. vessel owners and operators for voluntary reporting of inadequate port reception facilities (PRFs) in countries that are party to Annexes I, II, V, and VI of The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978, as amended, (MARPOL).


7/19/2017: Recap of National Alternative Security Program (ASP) Organizations bi-annual workshop to advance maritime security initiatives

The National Alternative Security Program (ASP) Organizations held a workshop in Washington, D.C., June 14, 2017, to discuss ongoing and emerging issues related to meeting regulatory requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002. MTSA was enacted to keep U.S. shores and vital waterways open, safe and secure for commerce.


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.


5/4/2017: Office of Port & Facility Compliance releases its 2016 Year in Review

The Office of Port and Facility Compliance shares activities, trends, and statistics from 2016.