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Guidance on Waiver of Merchant Mariner Credential Application Fees for Active Duty Members of the Uniformed Services

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 26, 2020 - 3:06 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published CG-MMC Policy Letter 02-20 titled: Guidance on Waiver of Merchant Mariner Credential Application Fees for Active Duty Members of the Uniformed Services. Active duty […] [ Read Full Article ]

Processing of Mariner Appeals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 22, 2020 - 1:05 PM
Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety and health concerns and technical constraints, the processing of mariner appeals has been delayed. [ Read Full Article ]

Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2019 Year in Review Now Available

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 22, 2020 - 10:30 AM
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance has released its 2019 Annual Report. [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Update for Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:36 AM
The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2020, “Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats” May 19, 2020. This policy letter […] [ Read Full Article ]

Check Your Life Jacket’s Fit, Function & Condition Before Boating this Season

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 19, 2020 - 3:35 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims. Ensure they fit properly. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Member Solicitation

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 18, 2020 - 2:09 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is seeking applications for all membership positions in the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. [ Read Full Article ]

Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

Maritime CommonsSunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures The Coast Guard’s Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner (FGCE) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) has been updated to account for the newest gas […] [ Read Full Article ]

2020 Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Award recipients announced

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 15, 2020 - 10:27 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard is announcing the award recipients for the 2020 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Automatic Identification System (AIS) – Accurate Broadcasts Don’t Happen Automatically

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:28 PM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-20 to remind the maritime community that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation. [ Read Full Article ]

United States Publishes a Global Maritime Advisory to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Iran, North Korea, and Syria

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 14, 2020 - 1:57 PM
The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a global advisory to alert the maritime industry, and those active in the energy and metals sectors to deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions, [ Read Full Article ]

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