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VTS Measure - Good Hope Revetment Operations MM 123.4 AHP LMR

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Lower Mississippi River, in
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CARROLLTON GAUGE 12 FEET AND RISING

When the Carrollton Gauge reads 12 feet and rising, the following operating requir
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Waterway Status - High Water Safety Advisory: MM 219 to MM 240 AHP LMR (30' and rising)

As a result of the Baton Rouge
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Waterway Status - Sunshine Bridge Closure MM 167 - 168 AHP LMR

Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River, in acco
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Krotz Springs Railroad Bridge Repair Efforts and Daylight Transit Closure, Atchafalaya River at Mile Marker 41.5

 

 

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VTS Measure - Allendale Revetment Operations MM 239.2 AHP LMR

Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River, in accor
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The National Weather Service (NWS) reports an enhanced to slight risk of severe weather and/or excessive rainfall across 
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Waterway Status – Sunshine Bridge Operations MM 167 - 168 AHP LMR This Marine Safety Information Bulletin supersedes...

Coast Guard MSIB Publications
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Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  2018
Number Subject Date
007/18 NPREP Guidelines (Version 2016.1) Final Publication 10/11/2018
006/18 Amphibious Passenger Vessel Operations 8/1/2018
005/18 Authorization of Classification Societies for the Issuance of Statements of Compliance – Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting 6/28/2018
004/18 Concentrated Inspection Campaign: Open Lifeboats 5/2/2018
003/18 Oily Mixtures (“Oily Bilge Water”) Management for Oceangoing Vessels of less than 400 Gross Tons 4/12/2018
002/18 Survey Request (National Response Team) Improving Area Contingency Planning 3/5/2018
001/18 NPREP Guidelines (version 2016.1) Notice of Availability and Request for Comments 1/2/2018
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  2017
Number Subject Date
009/17 ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY INFORMATION SYSTEMS UPDATES TO MEET INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC ORGANIZATION STANDARDS 8/25/2017
008/17 APPLICATION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL SAFETY (CFVS) REQUIREMENTS ON NMFS ATLANTIC HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES (HMS)-PERMITTED HANDGEAR VESSELS 7/13/2017
007/17 ACCEPTABLE U.S. BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT METHODS VS. BWM CONVENTION METHODS 6/30/2017
006/17 ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER (ETO) AND ELECTRO-TECHNICAL RATING (ETR) ENDORSEMENT(S) ON U.S. FLAG VESSELS 5/12/2017
005/17 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS: SHIP SANITATION CONTROL CERTIFICATE/SHIP SANITIATION CONTROL EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE 5/5/2017
004/17 VAPOR PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE TESTING ON PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS 3/7/2017
003/17 BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT(BWM) EXTENSION PROGRAM UPDATE 3/6/2017
002/17 MER MSIB 2-17: RAC DRILL CLARIFICATIONS NPREP 2016 1/11/2017
001/17 2014 AMMENDMENTS TO THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 1/6/2017
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  2016
Number Subject Date
016/16 MER MSIB 16-16: REVISIONS TO FAQS NPREP 2016 VESSEL RESPONSE PLAN EXERCISES 12/16/2016
015/16 NATIONAL OFFSHORE SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NOSAC) RECCOMMENDATIONS FOR SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR VESSELS CONDUCTING OCS ACTIVITIES 12/9/2016
014/16 BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT (BWM) EXTENSION PROGRAM UPDATE 12/2/2016
013/16 RESPONSE RESOURCE INVENTORY AND OSRO GUIDELINES UPDATE 11/28/2016
012/16 MER MSIB 12-16: VESSEL RESPONSE PLAN EXERCISES - GIUES AND SMFF 8/15/2016
011/16 DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENHANCED OVERSIGHT PROGRAM AND VOLUNTARY SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS 7/20/2016
010/16 ALTERNATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (AMS) PROGRAM UPDATE (REV. 1) 7/13/2016
009/16 U.S. DECLARES AN EQUIVALENCY TO REGULATION VI/2 OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA (SOLAS) 4/28/2016
008/16 MER MSIB 08-16: RELEASE OF 2016 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS FOR RESPONSE EXERCISE PROGRAM (NPREP) GUIDELINES 4/5/2016
007/16 OIL SPILL REMOVAL ORGANIZATION GUIDELINES UPDATE 4/1/2016
006/16 STATUTORY AMENDMENT OF LOAD LINE EXCLUSIONS 3/22/2016
005/16 ENCLOSED SPACE ENTRY AND RESCUE DRILLS (REV. 1) 3/7/2016
004/16 CLARIFICATION ON SURVIVAL CRAFT REQUIREMENTS FOR UNINSPECTED COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS 2/18/2016
003/16 VOLUNTARY VESSEL FUEL OIL SAMPLING PROGRAM 2/17/2016
002/16 CANCELLATION OF CVC POLICY LETTER 15-05: REQUIREMENTS FOR OUT-OF-WATER SURVIVAL CRAFT 2/17/2016
001/16 ZIKA VIRUS PRECAUTIONS 2/4/2016
001/16 ZIKA VIRUS PRECAUTIONS - CHANGE 2 2/5/2016
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  2015
Number Subject Date
016/15 USCG PORT STATE CONTROL DETENTION DEFICIENCY AREAS 12/17/2015
015/15 U.S. COAST GUARD REQUEST FOR WAIVER TO PERMIT USE OF CLASS D VHF DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING EQUIPMENT IN LIEU OF CLASS A EQUIPMENT(Rev. 2) 12/15/2015
014/15 CHECKFIRE MARINE FIRE DETECTION SYSTEMS ON UNINSPECTED TOWING VESSELS (UTV) 11/24/2015
013/15 BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT (BWM) PROGRAM UPDATE 10/22/2015
012/15 CLARIFICATION OF MANDATORY SAFETY EXAMS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS 10/20/2015
008/15 ORGANIZATIONAL MODIFICATION OF THE VESSEL AND FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN PROGRAMS 8/26/2015
005/15 NVIC 01-13 (MSP), CHANGE-1: HIGHLIGHTS 6/4/2015
004/15 WATER JET DEVICES 6/1/2015
003/15 PARASAILING - FLIGHT SAFETY AND RULES 3/17/2015
002/15 NEW EMISSION CONTROL AREA (ECA) SULFUR CAP STARTED JANUARY 01, 2015 3/10/2015
001/15 NOTICE OF ARRIVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UNITS ON THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF (OCS) 3/3/2015
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Number Subject Date
018/14 IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS 12/1/2014
016/14 UNAPPROVED USE OF MASS LOADED VINYL (MLV) SOUND DAMPENING PRODUCTS 9/19/2014
015/14 RIYADH PORT STATE CONTROL REGIMES ANNOUNCE 2014 CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN 9/19/2014
014/14 REGULATORY CORRECTION - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO STCW, 1978, AND CHANGES TO NATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS 9/17/2014
011/14 TANDEM LOADING APPROVAL PROCESS UPDATE 7/8/2014
009/14 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY NOTICE PUBLISHED 6/12/2014
007/14 COMPLIANCE WITH CONTINUOUS SYNOPSIS RECORD (CSR) REQUIREMENTS 5/27/2014
006/14 UNIFORM APPROACH ON TREATMENT OF MARINER SECURITY TRAINING CERTIFICATION UNDER THE 2010 MANILA AMENDMENTS TO THE STCW CONVENTION 3/21/2014
005/14 UNANNOUNCED EXAMINATIONS OF CRUISE SHIPS IN 2014 3/5/2014
004/14 COMMERCIAL DIVING - USCG/OSHA CASUALTY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS 2/11/2014
003/14 PROCEDURAL CLARIFICATION: ISM CODE, CLAUSE 3.1 - REPORTS 1/16/2014
002/14 RECREATIONAL AND MEDICINAL MARIJUANA USE POLICIES FOR MARITIME TRANSPORTATION WORKERS 1/14/2014
001/14 NOTICE OF ARRIVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR YACHTS OVER 300 GROSS TONS 1/6/2014
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  2013
Number Subject Date
041/13 FIXED WATER-BASED LOCAL APPLICATION FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS 12/6/2013
040/13 U.S. COAST GUARD ANNOUNCES A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH TRANSPORT CANADA FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION, 2006 11/7/2013
039/13 MARPOL ANNEX V - WIDER CARIBBEAN REGION SPECIAL AREA 11/5/2013
032/13 U.S. COAST GUARD ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF THE FINAL RULE FOR VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES UPDATES 8/21/2013
031/13 DOUBLE HULL TANKER ESCORTS ON THE WATERS OF PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA 8/20/2013
025/13 MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 8/6/2013
022/13 TERMINATION OF RADIOTELEPHONE MEDIUM FREQUENCY (MF) 2182 KHZ WATCHKEEPING, 2187.5 KHZ DSC GUARD AND 2670 KHZ BROADCASTS 7/15/2013
021/13 REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS; BARS ALONG THE COASTS OF OREGON AND WASHINGTON INTERIM RULE PUBLISHED 7/11/2013
020/13 NOTICE OF REPORT ON RECREATIONAL BOATING PUBLISHED 6/28/2013
017/13 WAIVER FOR MARKING SUNKEN VESSELS WITH A LIGHT AT NIGHT 5/30/2013
016/13 REVISION TO CRANE REGULATIONS 5/13/2013
014/13 COAST GUARD AUXILIARY REGULATIONS PROPOSED RULE PUBLISHED 5/13/2013
012/13 MEDICAL WAIVERS FOR MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL APPLICANTS WITH A HISTORY OF SEIZURE DISORDERS 3/25/2013
011/13 TRANSPORTATION WORKER IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL (TWIC) - READER REQUIREMENTS 3/22/2013
005/13 PUBLICATION OF UPDATES TO STANDARDS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE; REAPPROVED ASTM STANDARDS; TECHNICAL AMENDMENT 2/27/2013
003/13 PORT AUTHORITY ACCESS TO FACILITY VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS & INTEGRATION OF SECURITY SYSTEMS 2/1/2013
002/13 MINIMUM RANDOM DRUG TESTING RATE FOR 2013 1/22/2013
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  2012
Number Subject Date
026/12 COAST GUARD ANNOUNCES FINAL RULE, RECONSIDERATION OF LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FOR WATERFRONT FACILITIES HANDLING LNG AND LHG 11/27/2012
025/12 WATERWAY SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR EXPANSION OF LIQUEFIED GAS TERMINALS; HOUSTON AND TEXAS CITY, TX 11/27/2012
022/12 NOTICE PUBLISHED RESPONDING TO COMMENTS ON MECHANISMS USED TO COMPLY WITH CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS 11/23/2012
021/12 COMPLIANCE WITH CANADIAN MARINE PERSONNEL REGULATIONS 10/26/2012
020/12 PUBLIC MEETING ON FACILITY SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION 10/19/2012
017/12 NOTIFICATION PUBLISHED OF THE IMPOSITION OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR CERTAIN VESSELS ARRIVING TO THE UNITED STATES FROM 9/4/2012
014-12 ALTERNATE TONNAGE THRESHOLD FOR OIL SPILL RESPONSE VESSELS FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 7/6/2012
012/12 MERCHANT MARINER'S LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRY FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 5/29/2012
011/12 MERCHANT MARINER'S DOCUMENTS FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 5/29/2012
010/12 INFLATABLE RECREATIONAL PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 4/3/2012
009/12 (Rev. 1) EMPLOYMENT OF NON-U.S. CREDENTIALED PERSONNEL ONBOARD CERTAIN U.S.-DOCUMENTED VESSELS 10/29/2018
009/12 (Canceled / Superseded by 009/12 (Rev.1)) EMPLOYMENT OF NON-U.S. CREDENTIALED PERSONNEL ONBOARD CERTAIN U.S.-DOCUMENTED VESSELS 3/12/2012
005/12 RECREATIONAL BOAT NUMBERING FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 3/28/2012
004/12 REVISION OF THE NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS FOR RESPONSE EXERCISE PROGRAM (PREP) GUIDELINES 2/22/2012
001/12 REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON ACCOMMODATION SERVICE PROVIDED ON VESSELS ENGAGED IN U.S. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES 2/1/2012
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Number Subject Date
058/11 NOTICE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF 2010 AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING PUBLISHED 1/1/2012
052/11 MARPOL ANNEX V WIDER CARIBBEAN REGION SPECIAL AREA FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 4/2/2012
047/11 ALTERNATE TONNAGE THRESHOLD FOR OIL SPILL RESPONSE 12/12/2011
045/11 NOTICE OF REQUEST PUBLISHED FOR COMMENTS AND INFORMATION ON MECHANISMS USED TO COMPLY WITH CITIZENSHIP 11/2/2011
044/11 CLAIMS PROCEDURES UNDER THE OIL POLLUTION ACT OF 1990 11/1/2011
042/11 U.S. COAST GUARD ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF INFLATABLE RECREATIONAL PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES PROPOSED RULE 9/29/2011
041/11 WITHDRAWAL OF INFLATABLE RECREATIONAL PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES DIRECT FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 9/13/2011
039/11 HIGH VOLUME PORT AREAS STATE OF WASHINGTON 12/7/2011
038/11 NOTICE OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON RECREATIONAL VESSEL ACCIDENT REPORTING 9/6/2011
037/11 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY NOTICE FOR REPUBLIC OF CONGO PUBLISHED 10/14/2011
036/11 RECREATIONAL VESSEL PROPELLER-STRIKE & CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING CASUALTY PREVENTION ANPRM PUBLISHED 8/26/2011
034/11 CRUISE VESSEL SECURITY AND SAFETY ACT OF 2010: PUBLICATION OF TRAINING STANDARDS AND CURRICULA 8/4/2011
030/11 NOTICE FOR COMMENTS PUBLISHED ON CANCELLATION OF POLICY CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIALS ENDORSED AS ABLE SEAMAN-MOBILE OFFSHORE UNITS 9/29/2011
027/11 NOTICE OF POLICY REVIEW - SELF DEFENSE OF VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES 7/6/2011
026/11 NOTICE PUBLISHED ON STCW ENDORSEMENTS AS OFFICER IN CHARGE OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH 6/1/2011
025/11 STCW WORKSHOP INVITATION 6/9/2011
020/11 TECHNICAL AMENDMENT FOR SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 5/9/2011
019/11 COAST GUARD PUBLISHES LIMITED SERVICE DOMESTIC VOYAGE LOAD LINES FINAL RULE FOR RIVER BARGES ON LAKE MICHIGAN 6/6/2011
016/11 UNION OF COMOROS AND REPUBLIC OF COTE D'IVOIRE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY NOTICE PUBLISHED 5/27/2011
015/11 MERCHANT MARINER'S LICENSES NOTICE OF INTENT PUBLISHED 6/16/2011
014/11 NOTICE OF INTENT FOR MERCHANT MARINER'S DOCUMENTS PUBLISHED 6/16/2011
014/09  WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION DIRECT FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 3/31/2011
011/11 NOTICE OF ENTRY FOR WIDER CARIBBEAN REGION SPECIAL AREA PUBLISHED 4/7/2011
009/11 COAST GUARD PUBLISHES NOTICE OF INTENT FOR COOPERATIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH HONDA R&D AMERICAS 5/4/2011
008/11 INFLATABLE PFD DIRECT FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 3/30/2011
007/11 MAURITANIA CONDITIONS OF ENTRY NOTICE PUBLISHED 4/5/2011
006/11 TWIC READERS NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY PUBLISHED 3/15/2011
005/11 VESSEL GENERAL PERMIT POLICY LETTER PUBLISHED 3/9/2011
002/11 EAST COAST TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEMES PUBLISHED 4/26/2011
001/11 TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEMES FOR STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA PUBLISHED 4/26/2011
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  2010
Number Subject Date
060/10 2011 GREAT LAKES PILOTAGE RATES FINAL RULE 2/4/2011
057/10 LAKE MICHIGAN SPECIAL LOAD LINES REGIME FINAL RULE 11/22/2010
056/10 OIL POLLUTION RESEARCH MEETING NOTICE 10/19/2010
053/10 VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 10/29/2010
052/10 NOTICE OF ISSUANCE FOR LOAD LINE EXEMPTIONS PUBLISHED 10/13/2010
051/10 NOTICE ON RECOGNIZING FOREIGN CREDENTIALS 9/27/2010
048/10 IMSBC FINAL RULE 10/19/2010
045/10 INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON OIL POLLUTION RESEARCH (ICCOPR) PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE PUBLISHED 8/20/2010
042/10 EAST COAST TRAFFICE SEPARATION SCHEMES INTERIM FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 12/10/2010
035/10 IMSBC PROPOSED RULE PUBLISHED 6/22/2010
034/10 LNG-LHG FINAL RULE 5/26/2010
030/10 SNSVISBARD MSIB 5/7/2010
026/10 SAO TOME COE NOTICE 4/13/2010
025/10  ENGINE CUT-OFF SWITCHES ANPRM PUBLISHED 6/8/2011
024/10 INLAND NAVIGATION FINAL RULE 4/16/2010
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Number Subject Date
014/09 WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION FINAL RULE PUBLISHED 12/21/2010

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