USCG releases their 2017 Port State Control annual report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance announced the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2017. This report marks another year of PSC activities and provides the global maritime industry key statistics and compliance trends in relation to compliance with U.S. and international regulations, such as the Safety of Life at Sea…

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Reminder: in 30 days USCG will only accept Notice of Arrival and Departure (e-NOA/D) Workbook ver. 7.5

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Shipmanagers need to take notice of this. The US Coast Guard National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a reminder stating that NOAD Schema 3.4 is being retired in 30 days (approx. 10 April 2018). Any submitted NOAD form utilizing Schema 3.4 after the retirement date will be rejected. More details: The current NOAD Schema 3.5 has been…

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USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions (1 March 2018 )

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a bulletin providing a closer look at NVIC 01-18 and BWMS compliance date extensions. They have recently published a 35 pages Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-18, “Ballast Water Management For Control Of Non-Indigenous Species In Waters Of The United States.” The purpose of this article is to…

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USCG – Guidance regarding inoperable BWMS (Ballast Water Management System)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a policy letter providing guidelines for evaluating potential courses of action when a vessel bound for a US port has an inoperable ballast water management system. As a reminder, the United States is not a party to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water…

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

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Shipmanagers need to take notice of this. The USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a notice announcing that various changes will be made in 90 days that affect the Notice of Arrival/Departure (NOAD). At the end of this notice period NOAD Schema 3.4 will be retired. The current NOAD Schema 3.5 has been in effect…

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USCG – Cybersecurity Framework profiles for Offshore Operations and Passenger Vessels

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United States Office of Port and Facility Compliance recently announced the release of new cybersecurity framework profiles for the Offshore Operations and Passenger Vessel industries, providing a pathway for these industries to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework was developed in 2014 to address and manage…

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