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USCG: Subchapter M now effective

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US Coast Guard informed that July 20th 2017 signifies the entry into force of a portion of Subchapter M, as towing vessels, with keels laid or major conversions on or after July 20, are required to meet 46 CFR Subchapter M and obtain a Certificate of Inspection prior to operating.

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How to deal with death on high seas

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In the summer edition of its Bodily Injury News, UK Club advises operators on what to do when death occurs at sea. Death in a workplace environment is not any easy issue, but having a regimented, step-by-step plan in place to deal with such circumstances is integral especially whilst at sea, suggests Linda Wright, the Club's claims executive.

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USCG updates electronic chart policy

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US Coast Guard announced an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications. The updated version of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular identifies voluntary acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications and position fixing and plotting requirements.

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USCG urges for vigilance due to recent GPS disruptions

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The US Coast Guard Navigation Center informed that 20 ships were reported suffering a GPS disruption, in the Black Sea, since 22 June 2017. In view of this, it urges operators to exercise caution and reminds them how to report a disruption and the actions they should take to mitigate the effects of a disruption.

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USCG guides operators on addressing cyber threats

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The US Coast Guard has made available a draft Navigation and Inspection Circular, asking ship operators to assess their vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. As highlighted in the USCG Cyber Strategy, cyber security is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges in the US.

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