Witherby Publishing Group

United States of America

Updated Week 49 – 2019

 

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC)

 

Number

Title

Date Published

Link

03-19

Maintenance, Thorough Examination, Operational Testing, Overhaul and Repair of Lifeboats and Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances and Release Gear

20/11/19

Link

02-19

Guide to Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)

01/11/19

Link

01-19

Guidance on the Coast Guard's Roles and Responsibilities for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI)

01/08/19

Link

04-18

Guidelines For Drafting The Marine Transportation System Recovery Plan

21/08/18

Link

03-18

Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master of Vessels of Less Than 500 Gross Tons (GT)

06/08/18

Link

02-18

Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT

06/08/18

Link

01-18

Ballast Water Management For Control Of Non-Indigenous Species In Waters Of The United States

01/03/18

Link

06-17

Pipeline and Hose Testing Guidance for Marine Transportation Related Facilities Handling Oil or Hazardous Material in Bulk

07/12/17

Link

05-17

Reporting and Investigation of Marine Casualties Where the United States is a Substantially Interested State (SIS)

01/12/17

Link

02-13

Amendments – Change 1 to Guidance Implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

19/09/17

Link

04-17

Guidelines on Qualification for National and STCW Endorsements for Service as Assistant Engineer and Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch on Offshore Supply Vessels

16/02/17

Link

03-17

Guidelines on Qualification for National and STCW Endorsements for Service as Master and Chief Mate on Offshore Supply Vessels

16/02/17

Link

02-17

Guidelines on Qualification for National and STCW Engineering Officer Endorsements for Service as Chief Engineer on Offshore Supply Vessels

16/02/17

Link

01-17

Guidelines on Qualification for National and STCW Endorsements for Service as Mate on Offshore Supply Vessels

16/02/17

Link

03-16

Guidelines for Credentialing Officers of Towing Vessels

23/06/16

Link

02-16

Inspection Guidance for Sail Rigging and Masts on Inspected Sailing Vessels

13/04/16

Link

01-16

Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications (includes Change 1)

03/02/16

Link

Marine Safety Information Bulletins

 

Number

Title

Date Published

Link

009-19

Ebola Virus Precautions

07/10/19

Link

008-19

Passenger Vessel Compliance and Operational Readiness

10/09/19

Link

007-19

Ballast Water Best Management Practices to Reduce the Likelihood of Transporting Pathogens That May Spread Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

06/09/19

Link

006-19

Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities

19/07/19

Link

005-19

New Procedure to Notify the US Government of Non-Compliant Fuel Oil

03/07/19

Link

004-19

Cyber Adversaries Targeting Commercial Vessels

24/05/19

Link

003-19

Certificate of Documentation (COD) Guidance

11/03/19

Link

002-19

Parasailing - Navigation Rules and Flight Safety

05/03/19

Link

001-19

Commercial Vessel Safety During Lapse in Coast Guard Appropriations

23/01/19

Link

007-18

NPREP Guidelines (Version 2016.1) Final Publication

11/10/18

Link

006-18

Amphibious Passenger Vessel Operations

01/08/18

Link

005-18

Authorization of Classification Societies for the Issuance of Statements of Compliance – Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting

28/06/18

Link

004-18

Contracted Inspection Campaign: Open Lifeboats

02/05/18

Link

003-18

Oily Mixtures (“Oily Bilge Water”) Management for Oceangoing Vessels of less than 400 Gross Tons

12/04/18

Link

002-18

Survey Request (National Response Team) Improving Area Contingency Planning

05/03/18

Link

001-18

NPREP Guidelines (version 2016.1) Notice of Availability and Request for Comments

03/01/18

Link

009-17

ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY INFORMATION SYSTEMS UPDATES TO MEET INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC ORGANIZATION STANDARDS

25/08/17

Link

008/17

APPLICATION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL SAFETY (CFVS) REQUIREMENTS on NMFS ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES (HMS)-PERMITTED HANDGEAR VESSELS

10/07/17

Link

007/17

ACCEPTABLE U.S. BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT METHODS VS. BWM CONVENTION METHODS

30/06/17

Link

006/17

ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER (ETO) AND ELECTRO-TECHNICAL RATING (ETR) ENDORSEMENT(S) ON U.S. FLAG VESSELS

12/05/17

Link

005/17

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS: SHIP SANITATION CONTROL CERTIFICATE/SHIP SANITIATION CONTROL EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

05/05/17

Link

004/17

VAPOR PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE TESTING ON PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS

07/03/17

Link

003/17

BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT(BWM) EXTENSION PROGRAM UPDATE

06/03/17

Link

002/17

MER MSIB 2-17: RAC DRILL CLARIFICATIONS NPREP 2016

11/01/17

Link

001/17

2014 AMMENDMENTS TO THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION

06/01/17

Link

016/16

MER MSIB 16-16: REVISIONS TO FAQS NPREP 2016 VESSEL RESPONSE PLAN EXERCISES

16/12/16

Link

015/16

NATIONAL OFFSHORE SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NOSAC) RECCOMMENDATIONS for SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS for VESSELS CONDUCTING OCS ACTIVITIES

09/12/16

Link

014/16

BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT (BWM) EXTENSION PROGRAM UPDATE

02/12/16

Link

013/16

RESPONSE RESOURCE INVENTORY AND OSRO GUIDELINES UPDATE

28/11/16

Link

012/16

VESSEL RESPONSE PLAN EXERCISES - GIUES AND SMFF

15/08/16

Link

011/16

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENHANCED OVERSIGHT PROGRAM AND VOLUNTARY SAFETY GUIDELINES for COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS

20/07/16

Link

010/16

ALTERNATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (AMS) PROGRAM UPDATE

13/07/16

Link

009/16

U.S. DECLARES AN EQUIVALENCY TO REGULATION VI/2 OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION for THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA (SOLAS)

28/04/16

Link

008/16

MER MSIB 08-16: RELEASE OF 2016 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS for RESPONSE EXERCISE PROGRAM (NPREP) GUIDELINES

05/04/16

Link

007/16

OIL SPILL REMOVAL ORGANIZATION GUIDELINES UPDATE

01/04/16

Link

006/16

STATUTORY AMENDMENT OF LOAD LINE EXCLUSIONS

22/03/16

Link

005/16

ENCLOSED SPACE ENTRY AND RESCUE DRILLS (REV. 1)

07/03/16

Link

004/16

CLARIFICATION ON SURVIVAL CRAFT REQUIREMENTS for UNINSPECTED COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS

18/02/16

Link

003/16

VOLUNTARY VESSEL FUEL OIL SAMPLING PROGRAM

17/02/16

Link

002/16

CANCELLATION OF CVC POLICY LETTER 15-05: REQUIREMENTS for OUT-OF-WATER SURVIVAL CRAFT

17/02/16

Link

001/16

ZIKA VIRUS PRECAUTIONS

05/02/16

Link

016/15

USCG PORT STATE CONTROL DETENTION DEFICIENCY AREAS

17/12/15

Link

015/15

VHF-DSC RADIO EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION REQUIREMENT for INSPECTED PASSENGER AND COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS (Rev. 1)

15/12/15

Link

014/15

CHECKFIRE MARINE FIRE DETECTION SYSTEMS ON UNINSPECTED TOWING VESSELS (UTV)

24/11/15

Link

013/15

BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT (BWM) PROGRAM UPDATE

22/10/15

Link

012/15

CLARIFICATION OF MANDATORY SAFETY EXAMS for COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS

20/10/15

Link

011/15

RIYADH PORT STATE CONTROL REGIME ANNOUNCES SAFETY OF NAVIGATION CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN

14/09/15

Link

010/15

OUT OF THE WATER SURVIVAL CRAFT for FIXED MANNED OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

11/09/15

Link

Safety Alerts

 

Number

Title

Date Published

Link

11-19

Marlin PDF Recall Notice

03/10/19

Link

10-19

Cal-June Jim Buoy PFD Potential Manufacturing Defect (Updated)

27/09/19

Link

09-19

Prevent Passenger High-Risk Behaviors

19/09/19

Link

08-19

Use of wrong materials delivers final blow to burning vessel. Fuel systems must meet federal requirements.

06/08/19

Link

07-19

For want of a watchman the ship was lost. Invest to protect your assets.

22/07/19

Link

06-19

Cyber Incident Exposes Potential Vulnerabilities Onboard Commercial Vessels

08/07/19

Link

05-19

MAN OVERBOARD! An unusual fatality calls for reassessment of hazards and risks

24/04/19

Link

04-19

Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers

12/04/19

Link

03-19

Have a regime when the current's abeam. Ensure adequate maneuvering space!

27/03/19

Link

02-19

Not all navigation lights are created equal

14/03/19

Link

01-19

Don’t get burned! Be ready with a proper Fireman’s Outfit

13/03/19

Link

15-18

Don't let your divers down!

03/18/18

Link

14-18

Don’t forget about Gangways and Ladders! Pilot dies in gangway accident.

21/08/18

Link

13-18

Let us enlighten you about LED lighting! Potential interference of VHF-FM Radio and AIS Reception.

15/08/18

Link

12-18

Hazards of Parasail and Watersport Passenger Transfers

24/07/18

Link

11-18

A PFD that’s Unwearable Makes an Emergency Situation Unbearable!

18/06/18

Link

10-18

We’ve All Experienced Bad Gas, but How About IFO 380? U.S. Gulf Coast Bunker Contamination

08/06/18

Link

09-18

It’s Just a Slide. What Could Go Wrong? Get Seriously Injured and You’ll Sing a Different Song!

08/06/18

Link

08-18

Overeating Can Create Dangerous Gas! (Especially with Anaerobic Bacteria)

08/06/18

Link

07-18

Ethylene vapors activate Carbon Monoxide alarm. Take action, retreat, and avoid harm!

30/05/18

Link

06-18

Don’t Let Your Vessel Get Underway Unexpectedly! Bollard Failures at Marine Facilities

30/05/18

Link

05-18

Seeking What You Don’t Know May Reduce Your Risks! Consider implementing an internal reporting system

10/05/18

Link

04-18

Lessons Learned from the S.S. EL FARO Casualty

03/04/18

Link

03-18

Don’t Wait! Ensure a Better Fate! Check your immersion suit zipper seams

20/03/18

Link

02-18

Operational Risk Management and Planning is Essential to Safe Towing and Salvage Operations

15/02/18

Link

01-18

A Delayed Repair Can Bite You in the Derriere

Performing prompt maintenance is critical!

16/01/18

Link

01-18

Advisory

Expansion of Department of Transportation Drug Screening to Include Semi-Synthetic Opiates

16/01/18

Link

13/17

Fixed CO2 Fire Extinguishing Systems

When your hoses aren’t right you might lose the firefight.

19/12/17

Link

12/17

Don't be inflamed by what you have to do!

Kidde has made this extinguisher recall and replacement easy for you.

13/11/17

Link

11/17

Remain Upright by Fully Understanding Vessel Stability

06/10/17

Link

10/17

Oh, They’re Just Seasick. Or Not?

Carbon Monoxide – an unseen and deadly hazard you cannot spot!

25/09/17

Link

09/17

Leaky Lifejacket Lights - It’s only right to expect the light to improve your plight on a dark night!

26/09/17

Link

08/17

Know Your High Seas Comms Equipment and How to Use Them. You Just Might Save Your Own Life When in Trouble Offshore!

03/08/17

Link

07/17

CO2 Hazards are Nothing New – but We’d Like to Remind You of What Not To Do!

27/07/17

Link

06/17

Fuel Spray Fire - Déjà Vu

Prepare and Prevent it from Happening to You!

06/06/17

Link

05/17

Got Gas? In the Wrong Place?

Don't allow corrective actions to create additional hazardous conditions!

22/05/17

Link

04/17

Whether at Work or at Play Remember it's a Shared Waterway.

Know the Navigation Rules and enjoy your day!

12/05/17

Link

03/17

Be Aware and Take Some Care to Identify Suspect and Counterfeit Items!

06/04/17

Link

02/17

Failure to Follow Stove / Oven Installation Instructions

Overcooks Galley!

28/03/17

Link

01/17

The Best Laid Plans for Safety

Are Only as Good as Their Implementation!

03/01/17

Link

17/16

MAN B&W Cooling Jacket Failures

Using the correct bolts is essential!

16/12/16

Link

16/16

Be Alarmed By All Alarms

Correct Steering Gear and Other Nuisance Alarms Immediately

26/10/16

Link

15/16

Heed This Call!

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Safety Recall

18/10/16

Link

14/16

Don’t lose your tow in heavy weather Plan ahead to ensure a safe endeavour!

04/10/16

Link

13/16

WE’RE NOT INFLATING THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS MESSAGE

CHECK for PROBLEMS BEFORE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

12/09/16

Link

12/16

Good Data Input Equals Good Data Output

Does your VDR work? Don’t wait to find out!

01/09/16

Link

11/16

Dangerous Bycatch from Bygone Days

Discarded Munitions Remain a Present-Day Hazard!

22/08/16

Link

10/16

Iron Mike will steer straight but you control your fate!

Avoid Auto-Pilot Induced Casualties

16/08/16

Link

09/16

Know Your Day-to-Day Dangers!

Proper Precautions Can Save Your Life

09/08/16

Link

08/16

Be Prepared for Surprises if the Circumstance Arises!

Avoid Accidental Hazmat Exposure

20/07/16

Link

07/16

Stem to Stern, Foam to Dust

Inspecting Your Lifejackets is a Must!

20/07/16

Link

06/16

Random Chemical Testing Requirements for Marine Employers, Sponsoring Organizations and Mariners

29/06/16

Link

05/16

Enjoying the Waterways in a Safe and Legal Manner

09/06/16

Link

04/16

Distressed Distress Signal – A potentially dangerous issue

19/05/16

Link

03/16

Kannad Safelink EPIRB Recall

25/04/16

Link

02/16

Worn Thin – Vibration Abrasion = A short Summation

04/04/16

Link

01/16

Global Navigation Satellite Systems – Trust, But Verify – Report Disruptions

19/01/16

Link

14/15

Don’t Fear Steer Clear of dredge equipment hazards

30/12/15

Link

13/15

Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel Oil & Compliance with MARPOL Requirements

19/11/15

Link

12/15

Dockside Safety Issues

10/11/15

Link

11/15

Laundering Safety Issues

04/11/15

Link