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USCG program gathers hurricane lessons learned

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The US Coast Guard launched an innovative program, that collects lessons learned on the aftermath of hurricanes that affected US last month. The Hurricane Lessons Learned challenge on the USCG's crowdsourcing platform started as a way to preserve and institutionalize the lessons learned during hurricane response efforts,

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USCG focuses on cyber risk management

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As October is national cyber security awareness month, the US Coast Guard informed that, in partnership with industry associations, class societies, and other Flag States, worked through IMO to develop Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management, and a subsequent Resolution Maritime Cyber Risk Management in SMS.

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USCG: How to maintain vessel stability

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The US Coast Guard issued a safety alert to address concerns related to vessel stability and watertight integrity, in the light of a recent marine casualty in the Bering Sea resulting in multiple fatalities and complete loss of the fishing vessel involved.

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USCG releases El Faro final report

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USCG official investigation report on El Faro cargo vessel found that the captain underestimated the strength of a hurricane and overestimated the ship's strength on a trip between Florida and Puerto Rico. Also, ship's owner, Tote Maritime Inc., had not replaced a safety officer and had violated regulations regarding crew rest periods and working hours.

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USCG warns over leaky lifejacket lights

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The US Coast Guard has recently received a safety bulletin from Cruise Lines International Association, reporting problems with lifejacket lights. As a result, the US Coast Guard recommends that lifejackets with lights be stored in temperature and humidity controlled, water-tight environments.

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USCG urges for vigilance of CO poisoning risk

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Recently, along the Gulf Coast, multiple passengers on board an uninspected passenger vessel were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning. In view of this, the US Coast Guard issued a safety alert to warn operators of this 'unseen and deadly hazard' that cannot be easily spotted.

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USCG updates NVIC on MLC implementation

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The USCG has published a revised guidance on the implemenation of the MLC amendments (2014) which focus on financial security for the repatriation of seafarers and financial security relating to shipowners’ liability in cases of seafarer injury or death.

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