U.S. Coast Guard – American Waterways Operators Annual Safety Report 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The American Waterway Operators (AWO) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued their annual report that benchmarks and further serves as the annual safety report card for the domestic towing industry. This year, it comes at a particularly timely moment, just on the heels of the deadline for the so-called ‘subchapter M’ towboat rules.…

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SAFER SEAS DIGEST 2018 – Lessons Learned from Marine Accident Investigations from US NTSB

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation…

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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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USA investigation report – Collision between Tanker and Fishing vessel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 12 May 2018 collision of the fishing vessel Polaris and the tanker Tofteviken south of Montauk during daylight and with good visibility. There were no reports of injury or pollution. Both vessels sustained hull damage amounting to a total…

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United States Flag state inspection results 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report collates data from the Coast Guard’s Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies issued for the 2018 calendar year. In 2018, the U.S. Flag fleet contained 19,679 vessels subject to inspection. Coast Guard Marine Inspectors (MI) conducted 20,048 inspections. As this is the second…

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