The Coast Guard has issued a new safety alert to remind barge operators of their obligation to meet current barge lighting regulations. The safety alert can be found in the Safety Alert section within Policy and Guidance.
The Coast Guard has issued a new safety alert titled Preventing Barge Explosions. This safety alert was developed to raise awareness and highlight critical lessons learned from actual incidents.
The Coast Guard has published a request for applications in the Federal Register seeking applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee.