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Bar pilot in Bay Bridge casualty may lose his license

The San Francisco bar pilot in the Overseas Reymar casualty may lose his license after commissioners found that he lost situational awareness and failed to use a second radar

Web Bulletin 2013

Coast Guard to host public meetings on new TWIC reader rule

The U.S. Coast Guard has scheduled four public meetings on the proposed TWIC reader requirement

Web Bulletin 2013

MITAGS offers quick reference to new training requirements

MITAGS has issued an at-a-glance reference page for new training requirements that are now in effect or are on the horizon

Web Bulletin 2013

Coast Guard announces proposed rule on TWIC electronic card readers

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require Transportation Workers Identification Credential electronic card readers on certain high-risk vessels.

Web Bulletin 2013

Adrift cruise ship Lyubov Orlova's EPIRB activates in North Atlantic

An EPIRB placed aboard the wayward cruise ship Lyubov Orlova has activated about 1,100 km from Newfoundland

Web Bulletin 2013

Adrift cruise ship Lyubov Orlova being used to test satellite-based ship tracking

The cruise ship Lyubov Orlova, which is adrift in the North Atlantic, is serving as a test for the satellite-based Global Maritime Awareness System

Web Bulletin 2013

EPIRB, Amver vessels play critical role in rescue of distressed sailors

The U.S. Coast Guard said an unregistered EPIRB and a response from Amver vessels were crucial to rescuing the occupants of a distressed sailboat off North Carolina

Web Bulletin 2013

Canada's TSB warns industry on steering failures, voyage data recorders

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said the maritime industry needs better training on steering emergencies and urges that voyage data recorders are functioning

Web Bulletin 2013

NOAA's Coast Survey renews volunteer agreement to update nautical charts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Power Squadrons have agreed to renew a 50-year agreement in which volunteers will continue notifying NOAA's Coast Survey of uncharted navigation hazards

Web Bulletin 2013

Nautical Institute publishes ECDIS training guidelines, checklist

The Nautical Institute has issued ECDIS training guidelines and a familiarization checklist

Web Bulletin 2012
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