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US Maritime Advisory System announced

This information note is to advise members of the new US Maritime Advisory System recently announced by the US Government’s Maritime Administration (MARAD).  The following note was released by the MARAD Office of Security on Thursday 26 January 2017: “1.  This message announces the launch of the new U.S. Maritime

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| Information Note number 1352 | Original reference(s) IMCA HSSE 01/17, IMCA M 01/17

US National Maritime Security Advisory Committee vacancies

This information note is for the benefit of IMCA’s US members and concerns a message from the US Coast Guard which seeks applications from candidates to become members of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. A notification has been placed on the ‘Coast Guard Maritime Commons’ web page and has

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| Information Note number 1327 | Original reference(s) IMCA SEL 11/16, IMCA M 15/16

United States Commercial Diving Regulations – Proposed Changes

The United States Coast Guard has published proposed amendments to its commercial diving regulations. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is attached. The deadline for comments is 20 May 2015. The US Coast Guard is proposing to amend its regulations for commercial diving that is conducted from deepwater ports or

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| Information Note number 1262 | Original reference(s) IMCA CNA 01/15



USCG Policy Letters on the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

The US Coast Guard has recently announced the availability of three policy letters providing guidance on the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW). These letters provide guidance on the following topics: Hours of rest requirements of the 2010 amendments to the

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| Information Note number 1143 | Original reference(s) IMCA CNA 06/12



USCG Acceptance of 2009 Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Code

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published a new policy letter (No. 02/12), confirming that the design and equipment standards of the 2009 MODU Code have been deemed to be at least as effective as the standards of earlier versions of the Code. Previous versions of the MODU Code

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| Information Note number 1115 | Original reference(s) IMCA CNA 02/12

Employment of Foreign Workers on US Vessels

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 009-12) to provide guidance regarding the employment of non-US citizens on board US vessels. The bulletin reminds companies that the US citizenship waiver is only applicable to offshore supply vessels that are operating from a foreign

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| Information Note number 1112 | Original reference(s) IMCA CNA 01/12

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