Maritime Training Providers Highlights – May 2024

Modified Course Completion Certificates The National Maritime Center (NMC) has received numerous course/program completion certificates across a broad spectrum of maritime training providers (MTPs) that differ from the original sample submitted with approval requests.  To identify fraud and prevent issuance of credentials to unqualified applicants, the NMC scrutinizes completion certificates closely.  Those not matching the…

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Port of Baltimore opened (with draft restrictions) a Two-Day Opportunity for Commercially Essential Vessels Through the Safety Zone

Notice Number: 206447-3 Date: 04/02/2024 17:15 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Update-03 (20 April 2024): U.S. Coast issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 042-24) announced that the Captain of the Port (COTP) has established the Fort Carroll Temporary Alternate Channel and has a controlling depth of 20 feet, with a 300-foot horizontal clearance and 135-foot vertical…

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Reporting Processes

This Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) updates the UAS reporting process detailed in MSIB Vol XX, Issue 016 and expands UAS reporting to include the entire Marine Transportation System (MTS) within the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans zone. UAS are increasingly being employed for a variety of services on or near commercial vessels…

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Notice of Public Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization HTW 10 Session

The Department of State will conduct a public meeting at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, both in-person at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, and via teleconference.  The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the tenth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and…

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Sending Faxes to the National Maritime Center

As of August 25, 2023, Regional Exam Centers (RECs) will no longer maintain separate fax lines.  In accordance with 46 CFR 10.217(a), the Coast Guard is designating the following fax numbers as locations to which an applicant may submit application information.  To fax information to the National Maritime Center (NMC), please use the specific fax number associated…

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National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Vacancies – Application Deadline – September 12, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications to fill member vacancies on the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee).  This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on matters relating to the medical certification determinations for the issuance of licenses, certification of registry,…

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All River Basins: USCG LNM’s for week 21-23

Please find the links to the USCG LNM’s for week 21-23 below: First District   Fifth District   Seventh District   Eighth District: Western Rivers   Eighth District: Gulf Coast   Ninth District   Eleventh District   Thirteenth District  Seventeenth District (more…)

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Urgent Threat Information- Coast Guard Cybersecurity

Dear FSOs and others, Immediate Concern from Advanced Persistent Threat (APT): An APT group known as Volt Typhoon is known to be associated with the People’s Republic of China. There has been some recently discovered activity that indicates networks across all critical infrastructure could be potentially affected. This includes all industries associated with maritime transportation…

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All River Basins: USCG LNM’s for week 19-23

Please find the links to the USCG LNM’s for week 19-23 below: First District Fifth District Seventh District Eighth District: Western Rivers Eighth District: Gulf Coast Ninth District Eleventh District Thirteenth District Seventeenth District   (more…)

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