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USCG urges caution when inspecting a Gas Valve Unit room

The US Coast Guard published a Marine Safety Alert, highlighting the importance of maintaining safety measures, when inspecting a Gas Valve Unit room, especially on board conventional LNG fueled vessels and LNG Carriers. The GVU is a multi-component device which manages the liquefied natural gas pressure supplied to the propulsion engines.

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USCG: Watch-out while on a shared waterway

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The US Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert to remind operators of the importance of maintaining a sharp look-out, while on a shared waterway. USCG also recommends that all recreational boaters carry a DSC-VHF marine radio, in order to communicate with other vessels.

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USCG: How to obtain Ship Sanitation Control certificates

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The USCG issued a bulletin for vessel owners and operators, informing on how to obtain a Ship Sanitation Control Certificate and/or a Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate. The aim of the bulletin is to clarify the U.S. policy on vessel inspections and issuance of certificates, as it pertains to International Health Regulations 2005.

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Buoy shot and sunk off Block Island

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The US Coast Guard informed that the Clay Head buoy number 7 off Block Island was discovered to be sunk. Upon retrieval by the USCG buoy tender Ida Lewis, the buoy was found to have 20 bullet holes and had to be taken out of service for repairs. This is the second aid discovered with bullet holes within a week.

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USCG adds approval process for BNWAS

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The US Coast Guard revised its Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular entitled ‘Approval of Navigation Equipment for Ships, by adding an approval process (series) for the Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System and updating various approval series to reflect the most applicable standards, resolutions, and processes.

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