Coast Guard (a.) reminds Masters of requirement to report loss of main propulsion, (b.) advises of “lessons learned from casualty investigations and (c.) issued an internal policy letter clarifying and updating its Marine Inspector/Port State Control Officer (MI/PSCO) Certification Policy.

 US Coast Guard Sector New Orleans issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin reminding masters of the requirement to report the loss of main propulsion and other primary control systems immediately after addressing the resultant safety concerns. In addition, a written report must be submitted within five days. (10/16/09).