Coast Guard announces final rule covering issuance of merchant mariner qualifcation credentials

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Directorate announced Monday the publication of a final rule consolidating regulations for the issuance of merchant mariner qualification credentials.

Coast Guard facilitates explosives outload in Valdez Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez, Station Valdez and a qualified explosives handling team supervisor from Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan facilitated the transfer of ammunition to Alaska-based Department of Defense installations by conducting an explosive outload on November 4 at the Valdez Container Terminal.

Coast Guard announces final rule for requirements for merchant marine officers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Directorate announced the Federal Register is scheduled to publish a final rule Thursday to amend Coast Guard regulations relating to merchant mariner training and service. These regulatory changes remove the expiration date of the radar-observer endorsement from merchant mariner’s licenses, thereby eliminating...

Coast Guard begins enforcement of nontank vessel response plan requirements

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced today the beginning of enforcement of the requirements for owners and operators of large cargo vessels, known as nontank vessels, to prepare and submit plans for responding to a worst case oil spill from their vessels. Should a nontank vessel be found operating in a U.S. port or waterway without a properly submitted response plan, the cognizant Coast Guard...

Coast Guard announces notice of proposed rulemaking for passenger vessel stability calculations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Directorate announced Wednesday the publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Coast Guard regulations governing the stability of domestic passenger vessels. The changes proposed would affect the process that determines the maximum number of passengers a vessel may safely carry with primary focus on updating...

Amity Ace Aground in Brunswick River

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (D7 Public Affairs) – The motor vessel Amity Ace remains grounded in the Brunswick River after reportedly losing power Friday morning. The vessel has developed a salvage plan that is currently being reviewed by the Coast Guard. If approved, an attempt to re-float the vessel with the assistance of two towing vessels will be made around 1:30 p.m. as the tide rises. Coast Guard...

Ship Runs Aground in Brunswick River

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (D7 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard is responding to a 653-foot cargo ship that ran aground in the Brunswick River approximately two-miles east of the Sidney Lanier Bridge Friday morning. The Amity Ace, a Panamanian-flagged vehicle carrier, reportedly loss propulsion around 5 a.m. Firday while entering the Port of Brunswick just south of Brunswick Point. The ship’s pilot...

Coast Guard to evaluate Dominion Cove Point modification project

BALTIMORE (D5 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard is evaluating safety and security issues associated with proposed construction to Dominion Cove Point’s offshore unloading platform. Dominion Cove Point submitted a letter of intent to initiate a construction project to upgrade and modify its existing offshore unloading platform to accommodate larger liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel mooring...

Temporary No Wake Zones To Be Enforced During Pensacola Air Show

Mobile, AL (D8 Public Affairs) – Sector Mobile announced today that the Coast Guard will be enforcing no wake zones around the Pensacola Beach Bridge and the Pensacola Land Cut during the Pensacola Air Show this Friday and Saturday, 11th and 12th of July, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Coast Guard Station Pensacola will out patrolling during the Pensacola Air Show to maintain safety...