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USCG issues new Ballast Water Reporting Form (Aug.2020)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The U.S. Coast Guard has adopted a new format for the US Ballast Water Reporting Form which replaces all previous and expired versions. The new Ballast...

USCG releases their 2019 Port State Control annual report

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United States Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has released its 2019 annual report over US port state controls. The aim of...

USCG and EU sign memorandum on mutually recognized organizations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard and the European Commission (EC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) for oversight of mutually recognized organizations for survey...

Flashback in maritime history - Explosion, sinking and fatalities on chemical tanker Bow Mariner 28 Feb 2004

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 28 February 2004, the chemical tanker Bow Mariner caught fire and exploded while the crew was engaged in cleaning residual methyl tert...

USA: Satellites helped save a record 421 lives in 2019

(www.Maritimecyprus.com) The USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites are part of the global Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking...

USCG enforcement of IMO 2020 sulfur cap

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued Guidance on the implementation of its compliance/enforcement policy for MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14, including the IMO 2020...

Report: Harassment and bullying in US Coast Guard

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Homeland Security of the US House of Representatives released a joint staff report finding...

American rescuer who saved four recognized with IMO bravery award (video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Petty Officer Michael Kelly, a rescue swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, received the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during...

Updates and Reminders on the Use of Exhaust Gas Scrubbers in US Waters (IMO 2020 sulphur cap)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG issued an update to their policy letter, CVC Policy Letter 12-04, to remove a request for correspondence from Flag administrations on...

U.S. Coast Guard – American Waterways Operators Annual Safety Report 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The American Waterway Operators (AWO) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued their annual report that benchmarks and further serves as the annual...
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