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Paraphrased from the 07/01/19 USCG Maritime Commons Post.

July 1, 2019 the Coast Guard released a new version of the CG-2692 form (series), covering reports of marine casualties, commercial diving casualties, or outer continental shelf-related casualties.

This form is the result of an extensive initiative to overhaul the previous form, which had remained unchanged for nearly 40 years.

The new version of the form encompasses several changes, including, but not limited to:

  • Revised addendum forms for barge involvement, personnel casualties, witnesses and chemical testing;
  • Streamlined data fields to align with statutory and regulatory language; and
  • Ability to be filled out entirely electronically, including the use of a digital signature.

TVIB wants to remind Owners/Managing Operators of towing vessels that the implementation of Subchapter M did not change the requirements for reporting of marine casualties as required by 46 CFR 4.05-1.

Below are links to download the recently updated versions of the forms:

USCG: CVC-WI-015(1) Determinations for a Vessel’s Keel Laid Date or Similar Stage of Construction

Published 08/27/2019

The USCG has issued work instruction CG-CVC-WI-015(1) to establish the interpretations of when a vessel’s keel is considered to be laid or the vessel is at a similar stage of construction, and provides guidelines for Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs) to determine what may be accepted for the purpose of establishing a vessel’s keel laid date. 

Click here to download CVC-WI-015(1) Determinations for a Vessel’s Keel Laid Date or Similar Stage of Construction

USCG: NPRM Person In Charge of Fuel Transfers

08/14/2019 Federal Register Vol. 84, No . 157 Proposed Rules

SUMMARYThe Coast Guard is proposing to amend the requirements regulating personnel permitted to serve as a person in charge (PIC) of fuel oil transfers on an inspected vessel by adding the option of using a letter of designation (LOD) in lieu of a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with a Tankerman-PIC endorsement. Thousands of towing vessels are currently transitioning from being uninspected vessels to becoming inspected vessels. This proposal would allow a PIC currently using the LOD option on one of those uninspected vessels to continue to use that option to perform the same fuel oil transfers once the vessel receives its initial Certificate of Inspection. Under this proposal, obtaining a MMC with a Tankerman-PIC endorsement would become optional for PICs of fuel oil transfers on inspected vessels. 

DATESComments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before October 15, 2019. Comments sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on collection of information must reach OMB on or before October 15, 2019. 

ADDRESSESYou may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2018–0493 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. 

Click here to read the full Federal Register notice.