09/27/2019 – Safety Alert 10-19
This safety alert raises awareness of a potentially dangerous circumstance involving Cal-June Jim Buoy Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) . During several inspections involving different vessels Coast Guard personnel discovered a significant number (>100) of Type I PFDs which were not wearable if needed during an emergency.
Noted Jim-Buoy Models #601 or #603 (approval numbers 160.055/115/0 and 160.055/116/0, respectively) are referenced.
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UPDATE 09/23/2019 – Click here to download the advance copy of NVIC 01-16 Change 2 – Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications.
Federal Register Notice – Vol. 84, No. 183 – 09/20/2019
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01–16 Change 2 together with a Deregulatory Savings Analysis. This NVIC provides that U.S. vessels may access navigation publications electronically, through underway connectivity, to meet domestic carriage and Safety of Life at Sea certification requirements.
DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before November 4, 2019.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2019–0346 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the
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