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MARINE SAFETY INFORMATAION BULLETIN 03-12


Establishment of Regular Maritime Industry Office Hours

November 29, 2012

As Captain of the Port (COTP) and Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), I am responsible for directing and coordinating Coast Guard activities throughout Western Alaska; including maritime safety and security and environmental protection. The maritime industry in Western Alaska is one of the most unique and dynamic segments in the country, with ships and mariners routinely operating in some of the harshest and most demanding environments encountered anywhere. Additionally, Western Alaska and the Arctic are witnessing expanded growth and change, requiring careful risk management, innovative teamwork, and a constant focus on safety and prevention.

Effective teamwork is one of the key drivers to successfully manage growth and change and I am committed to maintaining open communications with all stakeholders in an effort to collaboratively maintain a responsive and open approach towards the safety and security of ships and cargoes entering our ports, security of the port areas, and protection of the marine environment. As I have visited many of our port stakeholders, I recognize how busy we all are; making personal meetings near impossible. I have set aside time to help facilitate industry communication and ensure my availability, as operations allow, to members of the maritime industry; Maritime Industry Office Hours are from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Sector Anchorage each Thursday of the week. Please contact Mr. Dave Welch at (907) 428-4147 to schedule a specific block of time for your visit.

Please do not hesitate to use this opportunity to discuss your concerns, challenges, or simply to have a cup of coffee and let me know how we are doing. I look forward to meeting with anyone who wishes to stop by.

Sincerely,

PAUL MEHLER III
Captain U. S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port, Western Alaska

Commercial Fishing


Paul Revere: A Story of Survival
Paul Revere: A Story of Survival in Bristol Bay


 - Federal requirements

 - Federal requirements UPDATE-MARCH 2013

 - Drill and Instruction Requirements for Documented Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels

 - MSIB 06-13 Servicing Companies Authorized to Service Inflatable Life Rafts on Vessels Inspected under 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Domestic Vessel Inspection


 - Nontank Vessel Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) Requirments for Western Alaska

 - Ocean Tow of Jackup Drilling Units NVIC 11-91

 - T Boat Deficiencies Flyer

 - Top 10 T Boat Deficiencies

 - MSIB 06-13 Servicing Companies Authorized to Service Inflatable Life Rafts on Vessels Inspected under 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

 - Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan Federal Register

 - MSIB 38-13 Clarification of Implementation Date and Notice of Arrival Requirements for Nontank Vessel Response Plan Final Rule

 - MSIB 05-13 Servicing Requirements for Fixed CO2/Halon Systems, Pre-Engineered Clean Agent Systems and Semi-Portable/Portable Marine Fire Extinguishers

 - Enclosure to MSIB 05-13 Firefighting Equipment Servicing Requirements

Facilities


 - MSIB 02-14 Advance Notice of Transfer for Oil and Hazardous Material Transfer Operations in the Western Alaska Captain of the Port Zone

 - Worksheet For A Reception Facility Certificate Of Adequacy For Oil

 - Application Instructions For Certificate Of Adequacy For Oil

 - Application Instructions For Certificate Of Adequacy For Garbage

Investigation


 - CG - 2692 Report of Marine Casualty

 - CG - 2692A Barge Addendum

 - CG - 2692B Report of Drug and Alcohol Testing

 -  Marine Casualty Reporting Requirements

 - Coast Guard Witness Statement

 - 96 -  Hour Work/Rest History

Gold Dredging


 - Vessel Safety Requirements for Offshore Dredge Operations

A Boater's Guide To The Federal Requirements For Recreational Boats

 - Alaska Boater's Handbook

Port State Control (Foreign Vessel Boardings)


 - Nontank Vessel Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) Requirments for Western Alaska

 - Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-12

 - Western Alaska Tank Vessel FAQ

 - Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan Federal Register

 - MSIB 38-13 Clarification of Implementation Date and Notice of Arrival Requirements for Nontank Vessel Response Plan Final Rule

Regional Exam Center


Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/recs/anc.asp

Waterways Management


 -  Captain Of The Port, Western Alaska Navigation Advisory

 - 2013-2014 Severe Weather Guidelines

Alternative Planning Criteria's (APC's)


 - Alaska Petroleum Distributors and Transporters (APD&T) APC

 - Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network Tank Vessel (WA-APC-T) APC

 - MSIB 07-13 Requirements for Tank Vessels Conducting Lightering Operations in the Western Alaska Captain of the Port Zone

 - Sector Anchorage Lightering Plan Form

 - MSIB 38-13 Clarification of Implementation Date and Notice of Arrival Requirements for Nontank Vessel Response Plan Final Rule

 - Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network Non-Tank Vessel (WA-APC-NTV) APC

Ice Guidelines


 - Navigation Saftety Advisory - Phase I Cancellation

 - Navigation Saftety Advisory - Phase II Cancelation

 - Operating Procedures For Ice Conditions In Cook Inlet

 - Self Examination Guidelines

 - Voyage Plan Template

Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan Requirements:


On September 30, 2013 the Final Rule on Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans (NTVRP) went into effect requiring all non-tank vessels 400 gross tons and over to submit and have an approved NTVRP before January 31, 2014. More information

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