3/19/2019: Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz will deliver the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address, at 10 a.m., PST, Thursday, March 21, from Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach. This is Schultz’s first State of the Coast Guard Address since his tenure as commandant began in 2018. Schultz will provide a current overview of the service and outline priorities for the year ahead.


3/11/2019: Ballast water compliance date extensions: Next scheduled drydock

In this post, staff from the Environmental Standards Division offer guidance on what constitutes entry into drydock and the end of a ballast water management system extension period.


2/28/2019: A century and a half of marine safety and prevention – The Congressional Act of Feb. 28, 1871

In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau offers a few thoughts on The Congressional Act of 1871, which provided the nation with the basis of a functioning marine safety code. The Act of 1871 was an important change that combined all the practical features of previous legislation with a number of new requirements to form a coherent and unified body of law for the regulation of steamboats and to prevent marine casualties and loss of life.


2/11/2019: Marine Safety Center receives 23rd application for Ballast Water Management System type approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 23rd application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the HK-S(E) Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Miura Co., Ltd.


2/7/2019: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee charter renewal

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that, under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security renewed the charter for the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee for the period of Nov. 9, 2018 – Nov. 9, 2020.


2/6/2019: Notice of public meeting – IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The Department of State will conduct a meeting, open to the public, led by the Coast Guard. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixth Session of the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, to be held at the IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, March 4-8, 2019.


2/5/2019: Commandant discusses Arctic, Subchapter M, and more in INSIGHTS interview

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz recently did an interview with Marine Link Magazine staff for its Jan. 30, 2019, edition of INSIGHTS. During the interview, Schultz discussed a variety of issues relavent to the maritime industry, and as a courtesy Maritime Commons is providing a link to the article in an effort to keep our subscribers informed.


2/1/2019: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Envirocleanse, LLC

The Marine Safety Center issued the 16th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Envirocleanse, LLC, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


2/1/2019: Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, provides an update on VIDA as the Coast Guard and EPA work to implement new requirements.


1/24/2019: Commercial vessel safety during lapse in appropriations

With passage of a continuing resolution, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-19 is cancelled effective Feb. 1, 2019.


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