January 27, 2017
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Sector Southeastern New England
PASSENGER VESSEL INDUSTRY DAY
March 21, 2017 (0830-1230)
LOCATION: UMASS Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center
151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA 02723
PH: (508) 910-9800
*********Please park in the lot across the street from the building*********
0830 Introductions & Logistics: Mr. Carl Moberg
0845 Opening Remarks: CAPT Richard Schultz, Sector Commander
0855 Vessel Inspection/Investigation Updates: LCDR Steve Stowers/ LT Plummer
0945 Waterways Management Updates: Mr. Ed LeBlanc
1015 Small Passenger Vessel Risk Based Inspection Matrix
1030 Case Studies: Rule 5 “LOOK-OUT” CWO Johnathan Shipperly
1110 Mariner Credentials/Regional Exam Center Updates: Mr. Nick Petronzio
1135 Question and Answer
1140 Closing Remarks: CAPT Richard Schultz, Sector Commander
1145 End all inclusive industry day Agenda
1155 Sailing vessel break out session ‘NVIC 02-16” are you in compliance?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Owner, Operators, and Crew Members of inspected passenger vessels / school ships.
- Other parties with an interest in the passenger vessel industry.Parties involved in the construction and repair of certificated passenger vessels.
- For further information or questions, please contact CWO Sydney Glass at Sydney.Glass@uscg.mil or (401) 435-2315.
January 6, 2017
Via Bryant’s Maritime Blog
The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that it will follow the IMO recommendation calling for port state control (PSC) authorities to take a pragmatic and practical approach to enforcement of the 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention regarding seafarer certification. This deferred enforcement until 1 July is appropriate because training institutions are having difficulty in training all the seafarers for updated requirements. (1/5/17)
Read the bulletin here
January 3, 2017
Merchant Mariner Credential Processing Delays Update
The National Maritime Center (NMC) continues to experience a greater-than-average volume of applications for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC). This bulletin outlines actions to be taken for U.S. mariners holding national and STCW endorsements.
November 17, 2016
Regional Examination Center (REC) Baltimore has reported an IT system malfunction that resulted in the deletion of their mariner application e-mail inbox. This malfunction occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, November 16, 2016. Although the e-mail inbox has been restored, there may be a small number of applications that were submitted just prior to the malfunction that may be irretrievable. The NMC has confirmed that no personally identifiable information (PII) was compromised as a result of this IT system malfunction.
Mariners who e-mailed applications to the REC Baltimore application e-mail address (REC-BAL-AppSubmission@uscg.mil) between 4:00 p.m. EST Monday, November 14, 2016, and 8:00 a.m. EST Tuesday, November 15, 2016, may contact the NMC’s Customer Service Center to confirm that the application was received. Those mariners who may have received an undeliverable error message while attempting to submit an application to the REC Baltimore e-mail inbox are encouraged to resubmit their e-mail at this time.
Mariners may contact the NMC Customer Service Center using our Online Chat System, by e-mail at IASKNMC@uscg.mil, or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) to determine the status of their e-mailed applications.
September 28, 2016
SEA is offering the following courses in Woods Hole this December:
Leadership and Managerial Skills: November 28 – December 2
Bridge Resource Management: December 13 – 15
Basic Training: December 13 – 17
Wilderness First Responder / USCG Medical Care Provider: December 6 – 12
Wilderness First Responder Recertification: December 3 -5
More detail on the classes offered (PDF)
For more information visit http://www.sea.edu/ships_crew/training_classes or email firstname.lastname@example.org. These classes are filling quickly this year! SEA offers a 10% discount on courses to members of Tall Ships America. Housing and lunch are provided for all courses.
Not a member? You can sign up on our website
July 6, 2016
Via Maritime Executive daily e-newsletter, an update on the Coast Guard form 2692 written report (with video!). The Maritime Executive article address what the Coast Guard considers to be the obligation of mariners when it comes to reporting incidents.
When to Report (PDF) Maritime Executive
Along the same topic, via Bryants Maritime blog, the US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that, effective immediately, it is utilizing new marine casualty reporting forms. The new forms are: CG-2692 – Report of Marine Casualty, Commercial Diving Casualty, or OCS-Related Casualty; CG-2692A – Barge Addendum; CG-2692B – Report of Mandatory Chemical Testing Following a Serious Marine Incident; CG-2692C – Personnel Injury Addendum; and CG-2692D – Involved Persons and Witnesses Addendum. The previous edition of the forms may continue to be utilized until 1 January 2017. (7/1/16) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2016/07/01/712016-coast-guard-releases-updated-cg-2692-form-for-marine-casualty-reporting/]. Note: Form CG-2692C and Form CG-2692D are new. It is recommended that mariners take the time to play the video accompanying the notice.