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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

Click her to download the Federal Register notice.


Click here to link to the TVNCOE FAQ page. Several sections were updated today.


Paraphrased from the 07/01/19 USCG Maritime Commons Post.

July 1, 2019 the Coast Guard released a new version of the CG-2692 form (series), covering reports of marine casualties, commercial diving casualties, or outer continental shelf-related casualties.

This form is the result of an extensive initiative to overhaul the previous form, which had remained unchanged for nearly 40 years.

The new version of the form encompasses several changes, including, but not limited to:

  • Revised addendum forms for barge involvement, personnel casualties, witnesses and chemical testing;
  • Streamlined data fields to align with statutory and regulatory language; and
  • Ability to be filled out entirely electronically, including the use of a digital signature.

TVIB wants to remind Owners/Managing Operators of towing vessels that the implementation of Subchapter M did not change the requirements for reporting of marine casualties as required by 46 CFR 4.05-1.

Below are links to download the recently updated versions of the forms: