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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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  
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Sexual Misconduct Reporting Requirements

The USCG has released MSIB 01-23 across the nation with regards to reporting requirements for sexual misconduct on U.S. vessels. Please ensure widest dissemination. Here is a link to homeport for the MSIB as well. _Content – USCG MSIB 01-23: Reporting Sexual Misconduct… Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank…
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All River Basins: USCG LNM’s for week 18-23

Please find the links to the USCG LNM’s for week 18-23 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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