Notice to Navigation Interests – Temporary Restricted Area, St. Marys Falls Canal, St. Marys River, MI

Great Lake Stakeholders, We have recently posted a Notice to Navigation Interests regarding a Temporary Restricted Area, St. Marys Falls Canal, St. Marys River, MI on 28JUN2024 from 0700 until 1700. This NTNI’s is attached and can also be referenced at the following website: https://ndc.ops.usace.army.mil/ords/f?p=107:1 Any questions or concerns, please contact our Soo Operations Manager,…
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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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OPERATIONAL STATUS – POE LOCK ST. MARYS FALLS CANAL

Notice Number: 206819-2/L24-06 Date: 04/25/2024 14:00 thru 04/26/2024 16:00 1. The Poe Lock will be temporarily closed for maintenance April 25 2024 from 1000 to 1200 and April 26 2024 from 1000 to 1200. The lock will immediately reopen once maintenance is complete. 2. Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Soo Operations…
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USCG: Chicago Sanitary & Ship Channel

On April 22 and April 23, 2024, between the hours of 0900 and 1400 each day, inspectors will utilize snooper trucks under the South Harlem Avenue Bridge at Mile 13.3 over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Spotters will warn of approaching vessels and move the manlift to allow vessels to pass. CANCEL AT//231800Z APR…
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USCG: Lake Michigan (Sanitary and Ship Canal)

From March 18 through March 23, 2024, between the hours of 0700 and 1700, a 30-foot Harcon will be inspecting the South Cicero Avenue Bridge at Mile 10 (CORPS MILE 317.3) over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The Harcon will monitor VHF-FM Marine Channel 16 and will move to accommodate vessel traffic with a…
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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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Coming Soon: New Online Charting App Visualizing Space Operations Hazard Areas

COMING SOON: NAVCEN will be releasing our new Space Operations Launch and Recovery (SOLAR) geospatial visualization tool in the near future. The initial build of this tool will be available in the Coast Guard Seventh District with further expansion in 2024. SOLAR will offer a practical solution for mariners and the shipping industry to access…
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Operational Status-Poe and MacArthur Locks St. Mary’s Falls Canal

Notice Number: 205444/L23-20 Date: 12/12/2023 12:00 thru 12/13/2023 22:00 1. The Poe Lock will be temporarily closed December 12, 2023, for dewater preparation diving work. The closure will be from 0700-1700. The lock will be reopened as soon as diving operations are complete. 2. The MacArthur Lock will be temporarily closed December 13, 2023, for…
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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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