7/10/2015: Coast Guard encourages vessels to enroll in the Alternate Compliance Program

The Coast Guard encourages vessel owners to take advantage of the voluntary alternate inspection process to obtain a certificate of inspection to help streamline vessel inspections and reduce downtime.

1/26/2015: U.S. Achieves highest coverage standard with Rescue 21 system

The Coast Guard’s Acquisition Directorate published updates regarding Rescue 21 and Sea Area A1.

10/17/2014: Confronting today’s safety issues for ferries

The Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards for the Coast Guard, spoke at the 39th Annual Interferry Conference. For those of you who could not attend the conference, Maritime Commons is providing Lantz’s remarks…

9/19/2014: Marine safety information bulletin- Riyadh port state control regimes announce concentrated inspection campaign

The six Maritime Authorities of the Riyadh will launch a joint CIC with the purpose of ensuring compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the International Code for Fire Safety Systems.

8/18/2014: Polar Code workshop after-action: Environmental considerations

In a continuing Polar Code series, the Coast Guard provided updates to the environmental part of the Polar Code.

8/15/2014: Polar Code workshop after-action: Status and overview

In a continuing Polar Code series, the Coast Guard provides safety provision updates at a Polar Code workshop in Seattle.

6/20/2014: U.S. Delegation lead on the development of the Polar Code speaks on the Arctic

U.S. Delegation lead shared an overview, IMO updates and key accomplishments on the proposed Polar Code at an Arctic-shipping event sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy.

5/15/2014 Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget

The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from owners and operators of SOLAS vessels on the collection of information for various international agreement safety certificates and documents. These Coast Guard issued forms are used as evidence of compliance with the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, by certain U.S. vessels on international voyages. Without the proper certificates or documents, a U.S. vessel could be detained in foreign ports. View the Federal Register notice for further information.

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Federal Register Notices for 3/28/2014

As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally relevant Federal Register Notices. To provide comments for public record, follow the Federal Register link for each individual notice. Please note, the Coast Guard cannot respond to comments on these notices outside of the Federal Register.