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The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin announcing that it is testing a new delivery method for marine safety information. Initially, the test involves the Mid-Atlantic region (CCGD5). Free subscription information is provided.

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USCG: NVIC 01-16 CH-1 Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications

July 18, 2017

Excerpt from the Federal Register Notice posted today:

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard (USCG) is announcing, the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01–16 change 1. The NVIC provides that display of certain electronic charts and publications will meet—as an equivalency—the ‘‘marine charts,’’ ‘‘charts,’’ ‘‘maps,’’ or ‘‘publications’’ carriage requirements and provides for an equivalency for position fixing and plotting. USCG intends, by this policy, to provide a path for U.S. flagged vessels to replace paper charts and most hard copy publications if so desired.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please address questions or feedback concerning this policy to LCDR Matthew Walter, telephone 202–372–1565 or email

Click here to download NCV 01-16 Change 1 – July 10, 2017

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USCG: Draft NVIC 05-17 Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Security Risks at MTSA Regulated Facilities

July 12, 2017 – Federal Register Notice

The Coast Guard announces the availability of draft Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05–17; Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities, and requests public comment on the draft. This NVIC proposes to clarify the existing requirements under MTSA to incorporate analysis of computer and cyber risks and guidance for addressing those risks. This NVIC would provide guidance on incorporating cybersecurity risks into an effective Facility Security Assessment (FSA), as well as additional recommendations for policies and procedures that may reduce cyber risk to operators of maritime facilities. Operators may use this document as a benchmark to develop and implement measures and activities for effective self- governance of cyber risks.

  • Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http://, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or before September 11, 2017.
  • If you have questions on this notice, call or email, Jason Warren, Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–1106, email or LCDR Josephine Long, Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–1109, email

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