12/11/2017: New NVIC available – Pipeline and hose testing guidance for facilities handling oil, HAZMAT

NVIC 06-17 replaces the guidance published Aug. 3, 1994, in COMDT letter 16451, and provides expanded information concerning pipeline and hose testing guidance at facilities that are capable of transferring oil or hazardous materials in bulk, to or from a vessel. This guidance is consistent with existing regulations, and it provides expanded information and recommendations for the Captain of the Port and Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection to consider when evaluating the acceptability of proposed alternative test methods for jurisdictional facility pipe and hose tests and inspections.


7/24/2015: New NVIC published – Part 4 Marine Casualty Reporting Procedures Guide with Associated Standard Interpretations

The Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Circular 01-15 to clarify terminology used in the reporting regulation, draw attention to additional regulatory citations related to reporting and provide detailed regulatory interpretations to assist all involved parties in the marine casualty reporting and investigation process.