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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Ice Conditions Causing Breakaway

Dear Illinois, Upper Mississippi, and Missouri River Members, Several events are unfolding due to ice conditions on multiple rivers. We currently have 3 tugs and four barges adrift on the Missouri River due to ice flows causing breakaways. The Coast Guard is trying to prepare for an Ice Gorge coming down the Illinois River and…
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Ice Flows on the Missouri River

We just received an update that LP Wright is still holding in position near the Harrah’s Casino. The company has a pilot monitoring the vessel. The ice is starting to clear and they have an assist tug scheduled to attempt to recover the vessel this afternoon. We will provide further updates as we receive them.…
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Ice Floes on Missouri River

There have been numerous reports of heavy flowing ice on the Missouri River in the Kansas City area. Over the last three days we have seen 3 barges stalled and floating alone. Mariners, please be aware of the ice floes on the Missouri River and transit cautiously. There is currently an ice jam as pictured…
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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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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
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