INCREASED LOCKAGE TIME AT MCNARY NAVIGATION LOCK

Notice Number: 206675/24-07 Date: 04/09/2024 21:16 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Due to mechanical issues with one of the navigation lock fill valves, the valve is removed from service while maintenance crews are performing repairs to the valve linkage. There is currently no firm estimate for when the lock will return to full service. Until further…

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Slower Lockages at Lower Monumental Navigation Lock

Navigation Notice: 206656/24-06 Date: 04/15/2024 15:00 thru 04/19/2024 00:00 The maintenance crew at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam plans to remove tainter valve #4, a fill valve, from service beginning 0800 on Monday 15 April 2024 to perform maintenance work on the valve. Work on the valve is estimated for completion by 1700 on Thursday…

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WALLA WALLA DISTRICT 2024 MINIMUM OPERATING POOL (MOP) OPERATIONS AND SPRING SPILL OPERATIONS

Notice Number: 206433-1/24-03 Date: 04/01/2024 07:00 thru 09/01/2024 06:45 From April through August 2024, the lower Snake River reservoirs will operate within the Minimum Operating Pool (MOP) ranges. During this time, all lower Snake and lower Columbia River dams will spill for fish passage in accordance with the 2024 Fish Operations Plan. The Fish Operations…

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The Dalles Navlock Early Return to Service

Notice Number: 206353/24-01 Date: 03/17/2024 00:00 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The Dalles Navlock will return to service at 1700 on Saturday 3/16/24. //signed// Odonnell, Casey P, Technical Manager for Navigation Portland District (more…)

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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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Increased Lockage Time and McNary’s Navigation Lock

Navigation Notice: 205420/24-01 Date: 11/18/2023 01:10 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Due to mechanical issues with one of the navigation lock drain valves, the valve is removed from service while maintenance crews are performing repairs to the mechanical system. There is currently no firm estimate for when the lock will return to full service. Until further…

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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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