USCG – mariner security training certification

The US Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin stating that, in line with IMO STCW.7/Circ.21, it has adopted a modified enforcement posture for security awareness training and seafarers with designated security duties certification on subject US vessels until 1 July 2015.  This is contingent upon a mariner’s compliance with 33 CFR §104.220 and §104.225.  MSIB 06-14 (3/21/14).


USCG – updated NOAD schema

The USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a notice stating that on Tuesday, 22 April 2014, an updated NOAD schema, versioned 3.4, will be released that incorporates improvements in vessel response plan data reporting.  When NOAD Schema 3.4 is released on 22 April 2014, NOAD Schema 3.2 and older versions will no longer be supported.  (3/21/14).