The US Coast Guard is evaluating the potential use of Safety Management Systems (SMS) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties onboard US-flagged passenger vessels.
The US Coast Guard issued a policy concerning the guidelines for obtaining STCW endorsements for basic and advanced IGF code operations.
The US Coast Guard explains which are the symptoms of hypothermia, highlighting that body heat can be lost 25x faster in cold water than in air.
USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards recently published a circular to provide guidance concerning the Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, USCG issued a marine bulletin in order to provide updates regarding the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) operations amid the outbreak.
The US Coast Guard announced that Liberia is now a safe port for vessels to call, as after recent assessments it was observed that the Republic of Liberia is implementing effective terrorism measures.
The US Coast Guard buoy tender spilled an unknown quantity of hydraulic oil into the water at Womens Bay at Alaska and proceeded to the cleanup operations.
Continuing its evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 to the maritime industry, the US Coast Guard issued the fifth update on extensions to merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals.
After experiencing fire last summer in one of its main motors, while deployed in Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy, underwent one of the more unique overhauls. Over the course of two months, the vessel was drydocked and had the damaged motor replaced.
The US Coast Guard issued a marine safety alert on fire hazards on ro-ro vessels and the importance of proper cargo stowage. This follows a recent casualty onboard a Ro-Ro cargo ship in Jacksonville.
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