| Mon, Feb 03, 2020, 12:02 PM EST
The newest edition of International Maritime Organization Code on Intact Stability 2008 (IS Code), 2020 Edition is now available for purchase. What’s it for? The IS Code includes fundamental principles such as general precautions against capsizing (criteria regarding metacentric height (GM) and righting lever (GZ)); weather criterion (severe wind and...
Intact Stability Code,
Charles Hays | 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 | Tue, Aug 02, 2016, 02:08 PM EDT
On June 20, 2016 the U.S. Coast Guard published in the Federal Register new towing vessel regulations that establish new requirements for the design, construction, on-board equipment, and operation of U.S. towing vessels. The regulations were considered and developed by the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) with special input from the commercial...
Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 08, 2016, 12:02 PM EST
Who does §33 CFR 164 apply to for Federal carriage requirements of nautical charts and publications? U.S. vessels meeting the applicability parameters in §33 CFR 164.01 are required to comply with federal carriage requirements for nautical charts and publications as found in §33 CFR 164.33 and §33 CFR 164.72. §33 CFR 164.01 applicability parameters are: ...
Charles Hays | Mon, Jun 22, 2015, 12:06 PM EDT
Deck Guide for Permitted Materials in the USCG Exam Room United States Coast Guard Deck Exam Mariners seeking USCG deck certification are required to complete the USCG deck exam, in addition to service at sea, hands-on training and successful demonstration of applicable skills. Deck officer endorsements that are required...