The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it promulgated nine Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs) aligning Coast Guard policy with recent amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention) and related matters.  The NVICs come into effect immediately.79 Fed. Reg. 10686  (February 26, 2014).