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USCG: Subchapter M Regulations and Marine Firefighting Requirements – Two Perspectives


The Coast Guard Maritime Commons published a two-piece post to help those operators that fall under Subchapter M (goes into effect July 20, 2018) to understand how the new regular may affect a towing vessel’s ability to be used as a resource provider in a Vessel Response Plan. The first part was written with the towing vessel owner/operator in mind, and the second part, immediately following, is written for the Vessel Response Plan holder. (Paraphrased from the original post)

Click here to access the full post on the Coast Guard Maritime Commons.

USCG: 2018 State of the Coast Guard Address


Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, delivered the State of the Coast Guard Address March 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This was Zukunft’s final State of the Coast Guard Address, as he will retire June 1, following the Commandant’s Change of Command.

Click here to access the video and written transcript of the commandant’s speech.

USCG: NOAA to Include Navigation Rules in U.S. Coast Pilot


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have teamed up on a consolidated publication that will help mariners save time and money.

The Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and NOAA Office of Coast Survey will incorporate the amalgamated International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (72 COLREGS) and the Inland Navigation Rules into NOAA’s U.S. Coast Pilot publications.

Click here to access the Coast Pilot.

Click here to read the full press release.