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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08/14/2019 Federal Register Vol. 84, No . 157 Proposed Rules
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the requirements regulating personnel permitted to serve as a person in charge (PIC) of fuel oil transfers on an inspected vessel by adding the option of using a letter of designation (LOD) in lieu of a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with a Tankerman-PIC endorsement. Thousands of towing vessels are currently transitioning from being uninspected vessels to becoming inspected vessels. This proposal would allow a PIC currently using the LOD option on one of those uninspected vessels to continue to use that option to perform the same fuel oil transfers once the vessel receives its initial Certificate of Inspection. Under this proposal, obtaining a MMC with a Tankerman-PIC endorsement would become optional for PICs of fuel oil transfers on inspected vessels.
DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before October 15, 2019. Comments sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on collection of information must reach OMB on or before October 15, 2019.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2018–0493 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.
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On 06/07/2019 Federal Register Vol. 84 No. 110 – Amendments to the Marine Radar Observer Refresher Training Regulations was published.
The same day the USCG National Maritime Center published CG-MMC Policy Letter 03-19 – Renewal of Endorsements as Radar Observer. The policy letter outlines the provisions for a licensed mariner to renew the radar observer endorsement.
Click here to download CG-MMC Policy Letter 03-19 – 06/7/2019
Click here to download Federal Register Vol. 84 No. 110 06/07/2019 Amendments to the Marine Radar Observer Refresher Training Regulations