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$post_typeUSCG updates marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds

On 18 April 2018 the United States Coast Guard (USCG) amended the monetary property damage threshold amounts for reporting a marine casualty and for reporting a type of marine casualty called a “serious marine incident.”  The original regulations that set these dollar threshold amounts were written in the 1980s and had not been updated since … Continue reading “USCG updates marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds”

$post_typeInvitation to comment on evaluation of existing USCG regulations, guidance documents, interpretative documents, and collections of information

The USCG has launched an ongoing consultation regarding all its regulations, guidance and interpretative documents. Based on the attached Federal Register Notice, the USCG is seeking comments on its regulations, guidance, documents, and interpretative documents that the public believes should be repealed, replaced, or modified. Should you consider that there are any USCG regulations that … Continue reading “Invitation to comment on evaluation of existing USCG regulations, guidance documents, interpretative documents, and collections of information”

$post_typeMedical examination of divers: Central & North America initiative

, issued in July 2001, advised members of the requirements for doctors who undertake annual medical examination of divers, in light of the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) withdrawal of recognition of doctors operating outside the UK. A number of initiatives have seen diving contractors in particular regions agree to mutually recognise certain doctors … Continue reading “Medical examination of divers: Central & North America initiative”