Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. Coast Guard focuses on seafarers’ access to maritime facilities

Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. Coast Guard focuses on seafarers' access to maritime facilities
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Monday published a notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Coast Guard to implement section 811 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281). This proposed rule would provide clear regulatory requirements for each facility owner or operator to provide seafarers associated with a vessel moored at the facility, and other individuals, access between...

Coast Guard’s notice of proposed rulemaking on cruise ship terminal security published in Federal Register

Coast Guard's notice of proposed rulemaking on cruise ship terminal security published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Wednesday published the U.S. Coast Guard’s notice of proposed rulemaking amending its regulations on cruise ship terminal security. This proposed rule would standardize screening activities for all persons, baggage and personal effects at cruise ship terminals while also allowing an appropriate degree of flexibility that accommodates and is consistent with different...

Coast Guard issues final rule on vessel documentation renewal fees

Coast Guard issues final rule on vessel documentation renewal fees
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s final rule on vessel documentation renewal fees was published in the Federal Register Tuesday. The Coast Guard is amending its regulations to separately list an annual fee for renewals of endorsements upon the Certificate of Documentation. The Coast Guard is required to establish user fees for services related to the documentation of vessels. This final...

Notice of recommended guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for MODUs published in the Federal Register

Notice of recommended guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for MODUs published in the Federal Register
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Friday published the Coast Guard’s notice of recommended interim voluntary guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and manned fixed and floating offshore facilities engaged in activities on the U.S. outer continental shelf. This notice is part of the Coast Guard’s continuing response to the explosion,...

Coast Guard announces publication of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers final rule in the Federal Register

Coast Guard announces publication of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers final rule in the Federal Register
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday the publication of the final rule “Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements” in the Federal Register. This final rule will implement the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification...

Coast Guard announces publication of final rule on waiver for marking sunken vessels with a light at night

Coast Guard announces publication of final rule on waiver for marking sunken vessels with a light at night
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday the publication of a final rule revising its regulations to implement Section 301 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004. This Act authorized the Commandant of the Coast Guard to waive the statutory requirement to mark sunken vessels with a light at night if the Commandant determines that placing a light would be impractical...

Coast Guard announces publication of Outer Continental Shelf Notice of Arrival Rule

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday publication in the Federal Register of an outer continental shelf notice of arrival rule designed to enhance maritime domain awareness over outer continental shelf activities. This final rule enhances maritime security and safety by requiring U.S. and foreign vessels, floating facilities and mobile offshore drilling units arriving on and engaging...

Coast Guard publishes final rule for facility, vessel response plans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security, and Stewardship Directorate announced Monday publication in the Federal Register of a final rule designed to improve pollution-response preparedness for vessels and facilities carrying or handling oil upon the navigable waters of the United States.

Coast Guard announces new requirement for tank ships carrying oils and oil products aboard tank ships

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday that it has submitted a Federal Register notice to the marine community containing guidance on new International Maritime Organization measures.