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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ICE CONTROL BOOMS, COURSE 2, LITTLE RAPIDS CHANNEL ST. MARYS RIVER

Notice Number: 205361-2/L23-19 Date: 11/13/2023 12:00 thru 12/02/2023 04:45 1. Installation of the Ice Control Booms at the head of Course 2, Little Rapids Channel will begin on or around 13 November 2023. The scheduled completion date for the ice booms will be on or before 1 December 2023. 2. The westerly portion Ice Control…
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Shoaling at Little Lake Harbor, MI

NOTICE NUMBER: 203606 LOCAL NUMBER: L23-17 EFFECTIVE: 08/30/2023 09:03 thru Until Further Notice REPORTED SHOALING – LITTLE LAKE HARBOR, MI 1. Recent project condition surveys at Little Lake Harbor, MI, indicate shoaling in the navigation channel. 2. Shoaling is present across the width of the channel throughout project stationing 00+00 to 22+00 with depths ranging…
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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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Structure Maintenance at Charlevoix Harbor, MI

Notice Number: 203040/L23-16 Date: 07/17/2023 thru 07/28/2023 1. The US Army Corps of Engineers will be performing structure maintenance and dive inspections on the Charlevoix Harbor navigation structures daily, 17 to 28 July from 7AM to 7PM. 2. During work hours, maintenance and inspection equipment will restrict the channel width by 45 feet. 3. The…
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Soo Locks-New Lock Construction Explosive Demolition

Notice Number: 203039/ L23-15 Date: 07/07/2023 09:00 thru 12/31/2023 23:59 1. Explosive demolition for New Lock at the Soo Construction will begin in late July through the remainder of the year on a semiregular basis. There will be a 1000′ exclusion zone from the center of the blast for pleasure craft, tour boat, fisherman, and…
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