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USCG: Fall 2020 Proceedings

The Fall 2020 issue of the Coast Guard Journal of Safety & Security at Sea Proceedings magazine from the Coast Guard is out. The entire issue is dedicated to mariner health and wellness.

Be sure to check out the article, Addressing Mariner Fatigue (pg. 36), by TVIBs own Jo Ann Salyers. Jo Ann is a TVIB certified auditor and annual surveyor. She is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of TVIB and serves on the Auditor Certification Subcommittee. She operates Salyers Solutions, LLC where she brings over 30 years of experience in safety, training and risk management in the maritime industry to her customers.

Coast Guard Proceedings – Fall 2020

USCG: NEW Work Instruction – CVC-WI-018(1) Laid Up Inspected/Examined Vessels

09/01/2020 – USCG published CVC-WI-018(1) Laid Up Inspected /Examined Vessels work instruction. The document provided guidance to the local units when changing a vessel status or returning it to service. It addresses the differences between inspected towing vessels with and without a COI at the time of the status change. The WI also addresses vessel inspection fees for vessels in a laid up status.

Purpose. The purpose of this work instruction (WI) is to establish guidance for Captains of the Port (COTP), Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), Marine Inspectors (MI) and Port State Control Officers (PSCO) placing a vessel into a laid up or inactive status, and returning those vessels back to service. This WI is applicable to U.S. flag inspected vessels and foreign flag vessels subject to Coast Guard Port State Control, to include Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU).

Click here to download CVC-WI-018(1) Laid Up Inspected /Examined Vessels

USCG: MSIB Inner Harbor Navigational Canal Lock Closure and GIWW Alternate Route

Published 08/17/2020

US Coast Guard District 8 published an MSIB on the IHNC lock closure and the impacts on ITVs with COIs issued for Rivers Routes.

Effective 08/31/2020 and continuing for approximately for 60 days the IHNC will be closed to all marine traffic due to dewatering operations, repairs, and maintenance. For the duration of the closure an alternate route has been established utilizing the Mississippi River (Alternate Route). The Alternate Route will be completed by transiting via the Baptiste Collette Bayou Channel, through Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, as well as to and from the eastern reaches of the GIWW near its intersection with the Gulfport Ship Channel.

The USCG has made arrangements for vessels subject to 46 CFR Subchapter M that normally operate on Rivers routes (less than 3 nautical miles from shore) as indicated in the MSIB.

Click here to download the full MSIB.