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Federal Register Notice: National Towing Safety Advisory Committee teleconference scheduled

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 22, 2021 - 10:34 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference Dec. 7, 2021 to discuss the election of officers, issuance of new task statements, and stand-up of the Task Statement Vetting Committee. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Verify products from Southwest Wire Rope Company- incorrect terminations can lead to catastrophic failure

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 19, 2021 - 2:15 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 08-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving incorrect wire rope terminations which can lead to catastrophic failure. [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard Cyber Protection Teams train for the fight

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 19, 2021 - 1:50 PM
To counter cyber threats the Coast Guard has created Cyber Protection Teams (CPT).  Based in Washington, D.C. CPT is the Coast Guard’s deployable unit responsible for offering cybersecurity capabilities to the Marine Transportation System (MTS). [ Read Full Article ]

CMTS COVID-19 Working Group webinar: U.S. mariner mental health survey results

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 15, 2021 - 2:23 PM
The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) COVID-19 Working Group (C-19 WG) is hosting a webinar on Nov. 22, from 2 – 3:30 p.m., to present the results of the  Mariner Mental Health Needs during COVID-19 survey.  [ Read Full Article ]

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee elects new chair and vice-chair

Maritime CommonsThursday, November 4, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC) recently elected Mr. Dave Marlow and Mr. John Adey as the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson, respectfully.  [ Read Full Article ]

Area Maritime Security Committees 2020 Annual Report – Challenges, Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:48 PM
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of a consolidated report on the status and work completed in 2020 by Area Maritime Security Committees. [ Read Full Article ]

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Newsletter – Fall Issue

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 2, 2021 - 12:38 PM
The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its fall edition of The Cruise Ship Round Turn. The newsletter provides useful information on national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field. [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization MEPC 77 Meeting

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 1, 2021 - 3:09 PM
The Department of State has announced in the Federal Register a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, by way of teleconference. Members of the public may participate up to the capacity of the teleconference phone line, which can handle [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 1, 2021 - 2:41 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) and its Working Groups will meet November 16-18, 2021 in Piney Point, MD, to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Unexpected heavy weather dangers

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 27, 2021 - 3:24 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert XX-21, to highlight how unexpected heavy weather events and rapid changes in weather have contributed to multiple notable and deadly marine casualties over the past several years.   [ Read Full Article ]

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