USCG – Merchant Mariner Medical Manual

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard has published the Merchant Mariner Medical Manual. This Manual provides guidance for evaluating the physical and medical condition of applicants for merchant mariner medical certificates. The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating an applicant’s physical and medical…

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USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions (Update 11 Mar 2019)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that it has reconsidered its previous interpretation of ‘next scheduled drydocking’ with respect to ballast water management system (BWMS) compliance dates. Due to drydock slippage, the Coast Guard has determined that existing extensions with a compliance date stipulated as the ‘first scheduled drydock after (date)’ will…

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USCG updates the Notice of Arrival and Departure (e-NOA/D) available means of reporting (Nov.2018)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a notice stating that NOAD Schema 3.6 and NVDC Workbook 7.6 have been officially released. As part of ongoing efforts to enhance maritime domain awareness, USCG continues to improve handling of essential data contained within Notices of Arrival and Departure (NOAD). An updated NOAD schema, versioned 3.6,…

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USCG – BWMS update compliance date extensions, type approvals and next steps (October 2018 )

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Continuing USCG coverage of September’s Ballast Water Management and Technology North America conference, staff from the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards and the Marine Safety Center gave conference attendees an update on various aspects of the Coast Guard’s ballast water program. Following is a recap of those presentations for our readers who were…

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Confidential near-miss reporting methodology that the USCG could adopt

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) By Dennis L. Bryant. This article discusses the value of near-miss reporting in the improvement of safety and identifies a methodology that the US Coast Guard could adopt, with industry support, to implement a confidential near-miss reporting regime similar (but not identical) to the program utilized in the aviation industry. As in most if not…

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USCG – Voluntary compliance with international sewage regulations MARPOL Annex IV.

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing updated guidance concerning voluntary compliance with the international sewage regulations MARPOL Annex IV. This circular provides guidance for vessel owners or operators as well as manufacturers of any shipboard sewage processing equipment, including facilities that test shipboard sewage and related processing equipment, to…

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USCG updates Ballast Water Management FAQs (24 April 2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard has announced the publication of a revised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which combines and updates a collection of previous FAQs. These address questions on a variety of current topics, including compliance with Coast Guard regulations, the type approval process for Ballast Water Management Systems, and working with Independent Laboratories.…

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