Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

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.

March 13, 2024

The The Joint ILO/IMO Tripartite Working Group to Identify and Address Seafarers’ Issues, Human Element Recommends Actions to Address Violence, Sexual Harassment, Bullying, and Assault

The second meeting of the Joint International Labour Organization (ILO)/International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tripartite Working Group to Identify and Address Seafarers' Issues and the Human Element (JTWG) met at the IMO Headquarters from February 27-29, 2024, to consider bullying and harassment in the maritime sector, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, and provide recommendations for future steps to address these issues and ensure a safe working environment for seafarers.

Feb. 15, 2024

Notice of public meeting: IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The Department of State will conduct a public meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2023, by way of teleconference. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 10th session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Subcommittee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 10) to be held at the IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8, 2024.

Jan. 2, 2024

Update to MSIB 13-23 — Coast Guard Policies to Address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response on Vessels

The Coast Guard has published an update to MSIB 13-23 — Coast Guard Policies to Address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response on Vessels. This update includes information on frequently asked questions from the public regarding changes to Title 46 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) to enhance vessel safety and address sexual assault and sexual harassment. In November of 2023, the Coast Guard released four policy documents to provide compliance guidance.

Dec. 28, 2023

Federal Register Notice: User Fees for Inspected Towing Vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that we are updating the user fees for seagoing towing vessels that are 300 gross tons or more and revising user fees for other inspected towing vessels.

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