USCG new Marine Safety Center (MSC) website

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG Marine Safety Center (MSC) announced its new website. All Marine Safety Center plan review guides, tonnage guides, and ballast water type approvals are now available on the improved website. USCG will continue to add more references and functionality in the coming weeks. In the interim, you may experience “under construction” page notifications while…

USCG updates Ballast Water Management FAQs

The US Coast Guard has announced that updated Ballast Water Management (BWM) Program guidance is available on its public Homeport internet portal. Two slideshow presentations are available to provide interested readers a “BWM 101” overview of the program and a “BWM Update” on recent developments and activities. These presentations include speaker notes for each slide…

USCG updates Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extension Program (March 2017)

This update was issued in response to hundreds of extension requests and dozens of questions received by the Coast Guard, which indicate a widespread misunderstanding of the previously issued guidance, and an associated need for additional clarity and certainty for all stakeholders.The Coast Guard has issued this latest update (March 2017) for the procedures for…