| Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 10:01 AM EST
Final National Charting Plan released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The Coast Survey was first introduced in 1807 to provide guidance and services to boaters, shippers, and users of any crafts with marine navigation. NOAA’s Coast Survey continues to ensure the best and safe navigation in America’s coastal...
Charles Hays | Fri, Jun 03, 2016, 03:06 PM EDT
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has now published the International Code For The Construction And Equipment Of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases In Bulk (IGC Code, 2016 edition) and is now available for purchase. What's it for? The purpose of the IGC Code is to provide an international standard...
Charles Hays | Fri, Mar 25, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) released the much anticipated 5th edition of Bridge Procedures Guide in March of 2016. The new 5th edition supersedes the previous 4th edition issued in 2007. What's it for? Bridge Procedures Guide is used to reflect current best navigational practice on commercial ships, operating in...
Charles Hays | Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 07:11 PM EST
The Maritime Safety Committee at its ninety-fourth session (MSC 94, November 2014) approved for adoption the draft amendments to SOLAS chapter VI to now require mandatory verification of gross mass weight of containers before loading onto vessels for transport. The Maritime Safety Committee also approved draft guidelines which are intended to provide a common approach...
Charles Hays | Sat, Oct 10, 2015, 01:10 PM EDT
The Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) released the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015 edition on September 22nd, 2015. This edition supersedes Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen Consolidated 2011 Edition. What's it for? The Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015 edition provides guidance on improving safety...
Charles Hays | Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) published Ships' Routeing 2015 edition and is now available. Ships' Routeing 2015 edition renders obsolete its previous 2013 edition. What's it for? Ships' Routeing establishes an international and mandatory systematic way for ships to follow predetermined routes to avoid hazards to navigation at sea. Navigation hazards include...