March 26, 2024

Release of MSIB 03-24: Amendment to MARPOL Annex V/10: Update to Garbage Record Book Requirements

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance released Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-24 Amendment to MARPOL Annex V/10: Update to Garbage Record Book Requirements, which serves to notify the maritime industry of the revised applicability criteria to maintain a garbage record book.

March 26, 2024

National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

The National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee will conduct a series of public meetings over two days in the Bronx, New York, to discuss matters related to maritime collisions, allisions, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; and aids to navigation systems.

March 26, 2024

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Membership Solicitation

The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting applications to fill seven vacancies on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee.

March 18, 2024

Announcement: Clarification on Interconnected Fire Systems Onboard Covered Small Passenger Vessels

The Coast Guard published an interim rule on December 27, 2021, to implement Congressionally-mandated requirements for fire safety on “covered small passenger vessels” (CSPVs), as defined by 46 U.S.C. 3306(n). Congress adopted the statutory mandate in response to the fire and loss of 34 lives onboard the dive boat CONCEPTION off the California coast on 02 September 2019.  The USCG has identified a need to clarify the reference in 46 CFR 175.110(c) with respect to fire detection systems. 

March 15, 2024

Rear Admiral Arguin Discusses Coast Guard Priorities at CMA 2024

Rear Adm. Wayne Arguin, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, addressed maritime industry stakeholders at the 2024 Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Conference in Stamford, Connecticut, March 12, 2024, highlighting the Coast Guard's strategic priorities and their impact on the maritime domain.

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