The EPA has posted a pre-publication version of the Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance.
The official version will be published in the Federal Register in the coming days and the EPA will host public meetings later this month and into November. We will provide the FR publication and meeting schedule once published.
Click here to download the document.
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
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