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USCG issues new policy letter on Subchapter M

The USCG announced the release of a policy Letter to provide guidance to the Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection and the marine industry on the applicability of 46 CFR 136.202, Certificate of Inspection phase-in period, to existing towing vessels using the Towing Safety Management System option to obtain an initial COI under 46 CFR Subchapter M.

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Port of Charleston reopens after bomb threat

The Port of Charleston in the US is now open again following its evacuation due to a threat of a 'dirty bomb' onboard the Maersk Memphis container ship, USCG officials confirmed that no threat found. Also, the safety zone which had been established around the vessel for the investigation, has been lifted.

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USCG informs about new DGPS site status

The US Coast Guard said that the five differential global positioning system (DGPS) sites operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are being decommissioned. However, the forty DGPS sites remotely monitored by the Coast Guard remain in operation.

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How to prevent fuel spray fire onboard

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The United States Coast Guard issued a safety alert, in order to inform about a fuel spray fire onboard a commercial vessel. These types of incidents, involving fuel leakages contacting hot surfaces and igniting, happen too frequently and have been a focus of various marine safety organizations, such as the IMO, for many years.

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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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