Why Cyber Security Assessment is more important than ever

In response to the cyber security matters that keep arising, US Coast Guard has released Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20, in which addresses cyber security risks and states its position on cyber risk management controls for maritime facilities regulated under the 33 CFR 105 code of federal regulations.

AIS data entry crucial for safe navigation

The US Coast Guard (USCG) warns inland towboat operators to set up their AIS transponder to broadcast the full size of the barge tow, not just the size of the vessel.

Guidance to mitigate sanctions evasion

The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard alert the maritime industry for deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions.  

USCG issues its 31st BWMS type approval to Miura

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 31st USCG Ballast Water Management System type approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd., after a detailed review determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


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