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USCG: Marine Safety Alert – UPDATE Cal-June Jim Buoy PFDs

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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USCG: Coast Guard Proceedings

The USCG has published the Fall 2019 issue of Proceedings magazine.

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UPDATE – USCG: NVIC 01-16 CH2 – Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications

UPDATE 09/23/2019Click 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


SUMMARYThe 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.

DATESComments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before November 4, 2019.

ADDRESSESYou may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2019–0346 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the

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