NMC reminder: Direct submission of medical certificate applications

NMC reminder: Direct submission of medical certificate applications

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The U.S. Coast Guard has an established option for submission of medical certificate applications (CG-719K and CG-719K/E forms). Mariners may submit "medical certificate only" applications directly to the National Maritime Center (NMC). Regional examination centers will accept medical certificate application submissions as well, but, for faster processing, it is recommended to submit a CG-719K or CG-719K/E directly…
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Fishermen killed in collision with cutter off Puerto Rico

Fishermen killed in collision with cutter off Puerto Rico

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Winslow Griesser and a commercial fishing vessel were involved in a collision Monday afternoon, approximately 4 nautical miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico. Following the collision, the crew of Winslow Griesser recovered the two fishermen aboard the 23-foot Desakata, identified as Carlos Rosario, who was fatally injured, and his brother…
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Boxship leaks lubricant transiting to Port of Anchorage

Boxship leaks lubricant transiting to Port of Anchorage

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — U.S. Coast Guard personnel coordinated with partner agencies to monitor a lubricant leak from a containership transiting to Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday. On Thursday evening, personnel at the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Command Center received a notification that Maunalei, a 645-foot containership, was leaking lubricant while transiting to the Port of Alaska. The vessel, owned by Matson…
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Six rescued after barge, powerboats collide near Galveston

Six rescued after barge, powerboats collide near Galveston

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard and a partner agency rescued six people from the water after a vessel collision Saturday near Goat Island, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received notification at 9:26 p.m. via VHF-FM Channel 16 that a tugboat pushing a barge collided with two recreational boats, one with two people aboard, the other with four…
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Eastern protests award of OPC contract to Austal

Eastern protests award of OPC contract to Austal

(WASHINGTON) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, initially tapped to build the U.S. Coast Guard's new offshore patrol cutters (OPCs), is contesting the service’s decision to change shipyards with a formal protest to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), USNI News reported. Eastern filed the protest following the $208.26 million award to Austal USA in late June to build future Heritage-class OPCs. The…
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AWO, policymakers welcome COI compliance milestone

AWO, policymakers welcome COI compliance milestone

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The American Waterways Operators (AWO) welcomed the arrival of a historic milestone for transportation safety on July 19, when all tugboats and towboats in the United States must carry a Coast Guard-issued certificate of inspection (COI) to operate. Tuesday's deadline for 100 percent COI compliance signals full implementation of the Subchapter M towing vessel safety regulations, the…
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Eastern lays keel for Coast Guard’s third OPC

Eastern lays keel for Coast Guard’s third OPC

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group hosted the keel authentication ceremony Friday for the U.S. Coast Guard’s future offshore patrol cutter (OPC) USCGC Ingham (WMSM 917), the third vessel in the new Heritage class built at the Nelson Street facility. The presiding official for the Coast Guard was Rear Adm. Chad Jacoby, director of acquisition programs and program executive…
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