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Internet Issue affecting NWS home page in Juneau ... December 16, 2016... (view complete article)

COTP Western Alaska Activates Ice Guidelines for Cook Inlet ... December 1,2016... (view Complete article)

Proposed Rule for Commercial Fishing Industry Regulations Alignment ... June 21, 2016 ... (view complete article)

Hawk Inlet Transit Guidelines Published by the USCG ... June 16, 2016 ... (view complete article)

Subchapter M Final rule Published ... June 20, 2016 ... (view complete article)

Bering Sea Marine Safety Information Bulletin ... June 14, 2016 ... (view complete article)

NOAA Guidelines for Seal Pupping Areas ... May 24, 2016 ... (view complete article)

Cargo Securing Manuals Required ... May 10, 2016 . . .(view complete article)

Fishing Vessels Dispensing Petroleum Products ... Mar 14, 2016 ....(view complete article)

Out of Water Survival Craft Requirement Rescinded ... Feb 18, 2016 . . ..(view complete article)

Electronic Charts and Publications . . . Feb 18, 2016 . . ..(view complete article)

Polar Code Training Guidelines Issued . . . Feb 12, 2016 . . . (view complete article)

New Dispersant Pre Approval for Alaska . . . Feb 9, 2016 . . . view complete article

Sea Life Center Awards . . . Jan 27, 2016 . . . view complete article

Out of Water Survival Craft Required . . . Dec 28, 2015 . . . view complete article

VHF-DSC Radio Installations Required . . . Dec 17, 2015 . . . view complete article

Restricted Area Behm Canal . . . Dec 15, 2015 . . . view complete article

Juneau Tidal Current & Weather Sensor Display . . . Dec 10, 2015 . . . .view complete article

Engine Ratings Watches Hours and Creditable Sea Time . . .Dec 08, 2015 . . .view complete article

EPA NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule . . . Dec 08, 2015 . . .view complete article

Ballast Water Management Reporting . . . Dec 01, 2015 . . .view complete article

Marine Safety Center Relocation ... Nov 24, 2015 ... view complete article

Mandatory Dockside Safety Exams for Fishing Vessels . . . Sept 8, 2015 . . . view complete article

Safety Zone for POLAR PIONEER Drilling . . . July 14, 2015 . . .(view complete article)

Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels Clarifications Issued . . . (view complete article)

Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations ... March 31, 2015 . . . (view complete article)

Port Access Route Study Public Meetings Scheduled . . . February 25, 2015 . . .(view complete article)

Port of Juneau Environmental Survey Sensor Placement Survey . . . February 5, 2015 . . .(view complete article)

Final Rule AIS Carriage Expansion . . . January 30, 2015 . . . (view complete article)

Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act Proposed Regulations ... January 16, 2015 . . ..(view complete article)

Fishing Vessels Dispensing Petroleum Products . . . January 6, 2015 . . .(view complete article)

Cruise Ship Terminal Screening . . . December 10, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

Tustumena Replacement Project . . . December 8, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

Single Hull Page Out Date for Tankers . . . December 7, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

IMO Adopts Polar Code . . . December 6, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

Port Access Routing for Bering and Chukchi Seas . . . December 5, 2014 ... (view complete article)

Electronic Vessel Documentation Renewals . . . November 25, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

New STCW NVICs Available . . . October 24, 2014 . . ..(view complete article)

EPA Small Vessel General Permit for Discharges . . . September 10, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

New Fees for Renewal of Certicate of Documentation ... August 12, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

New NOAA Chart for Red Dog Mine Port . . . July 10, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

Fishing Vessel Safety Advisory Committee Seeks Members . . . June 24, 2014 . . . (view complete article)

National Maritime Association Petition for Rulemaking . . .May 8, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

STCW Guidance in NVICs Available . . . May 8, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

USCG Proposes Revamp of Tonnage Regulations . . . April 8, 2014 . . . (view complete article)

Free NOAA Charts Available in PDF Format . . . Feb 25, 2014 . . . (view complete article)

Waiver Guidance for Non Citizen Seamen aboard U.S. Flag Fishing Vessels . . . Feb 14, 2014 . . . (view complete article)

Sector Anchorage Moves to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson . . . Feb 6, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

AIS Aids to Navigation Information to be Tested . . . Feb 4, 2014 . . .(view complete article)

STCW Amendments Adopted Final rule . . . Dec 24, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

Cargo Securing Manuals Proposed . . . Nov 15, 2013 . . .(view complete article)

NOAA to Cease Printing Paper Charts . . . Oct 24, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

Renewing Merchant Marine Credentials During Government Shutdown . . . Oct 10, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

Heavy Weather Guide for Aleutians and Bering Sea Published . . . October 1, 2013 . . ..(view complete article)

Non Tank Vessel Final Rule Published . . . September 30, 2013 . . .(view complete article)

USCG Proposes SEMS for OCS Vessels . . . September 12, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

USCG Amends Bulk Packaging Rules for Hazardous Cargo . . . September 6, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

Seagoing Barges Not Required to be Inspected . . . August 29, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

New Oil Record Book Requirements . . . August 29, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

Canadian Manning Regulations to Apply to US Vessels . . .August 22, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

Tug Escorts Required for Double Hull Tankers in Prince William Sound . . .(view complete article)

Smart Phone Rapid Access to MXAK WX & Tracking Info . . . (view complete article)

Bering Strait Weather Buoy on Station . . . August 1, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

AKDOT AMHS Releases Design Study Report for New Day Boats . . . July 18, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

USCG Proposal for Wearable PFDs on Uninspected Barges . . . July 17, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

Southeast Alaska Voluntary Waterway Guide for 2013 Published . . . June 27, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

Comments Requested on MXAK Weather Stations . . . June 27, 2013 . . .(view complete article)

Satellite AIS Now Available from MXAK Tracking System . . . June 25, 2013 . . .(view complete article)

USCG Terminating 2182 kHz Distress Watch . . . June 20, 2013 . . . (view complete article)

MXAK Testifies Before Senate Committee . . . June 13, 2013
In his capacity as Chairman of the Alaska Ocean Observing System . . . (view complete article)

IEE Guidance Published (Energy Efficiency) . . . May 14, 2013
The Coast Guard published a policy letter concerning . . . (view complete article)

Passenger-Carrying Fishing Vessel Instruction Issued . . . Apr 25, 2013
On April 10, 2013, the Seventeenth Coast Guard District issued an instruction . . .(view complete article)

Sector Juneau Hosts Small Passenger Vessel Industry Day . . . Apr 23, 2013
Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Juneau held a small passenger vessel industry day . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Revises Accident Report Forms . . . Apr 1, 2013
The Coast Guard published two new versions of the old CG 2692 . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Issues Frequently Asked Questions on Ballast Water Management Regulations . . . Apr 5, 2013
On April 5, 2013 the Coast Guard Issued a set of FAQ's for the BWM Regs . . . (view complete article)

EPA Vessel General Permit for Incidental Discharges from Vessels for 2013 Issued . . . Apr 4, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its new version of the . . .(view complete article)

USCG Proposes Rules for TWIC Reader Implementation . . . March 22, 2013
The USCG issued a proposed rule that details the requirements for TWIC Readers . . .(view complete article)

USCG Proposes Documentation Renewal Fees . . . March 7, 2013
The Coast Guard proposed to establish a fee fpor the renewal of a certificate of . . . (view complete article)

USCG Guidance for Marpol Annex V Issued . . . Feb 26, 2013
On February 26, 2013, the Coast Guard issued a policy letter which ... (view complete article)

USCG Requests Comments on Draft MLC NVIC . . . Feb 12, 2013
On February 11, 2013, the USCG published a notice in the Federal Register . . .(view complete article)

IMO Coldwater Survival Guide Published . . . Jan 30, 2013
In November 2012 the International Maritime Organization in London . . . (view complete article)

Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System . . . Jan 15, 2013
The Coast Guard issued a Federal register Notice concerning BNWAS . . . (view complete article)

Rules for Non-Inspection of Seagoing Barges Clarified . . . Jan 9, 2013
On January 9, 2013, the Coast Guard issued a proposed rule that would . . . (view complete article)

New AIS Installations in Aleutian Islands . . . Dec 18, 2012
In November and Decembder 2012 the Marine Exchange completed two new . . . (view complete article)

Live Weather Information Available Via AIS . . . Nov 6, 2012 . . . (view complete article)

Checklist Generator Available for Mandatory FV Safety Exams . . . Oct 18, 2012 . . . (view complete article)

Arctic Traffic Patterns Observed in 2012 . . . Sep 5, 2012 . . . (view complete article)

TWIC Expiration Policy Bulletin Released . . . Sep 5, 2012
The Transportation Security Administration released a Policy Bulletin with (view complete article)

Proposed Changes to Inland Rules . . . Aug 28, 2012
The Coast Guard proposed making several changes to the . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Requires Fishing Vessel Safety Examinations Now . . . Aug 21, 2012
The Coast Guard announced in a notice that all fishing vessels that . . . (view complete article)

TSA Announces TWIC Renewal Guidelines . . . July 3, 2012
The Transportation Security Administration announced guidelines for . . . (view complete article)

EPA Guidance for Non Availability of ECA Compliant Fuel Issued . . . June 26, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency issued guidelines for compliance with . . . (view complete article)

Marine Safety Detachment Established in Homer . . . April 11, 2012
The Coast Guard annpounced that it was closing MSD Kenai and establishing . . .(view complete article)

State of Alaska Marine Business Survey . . . April 3, 2012
The State of Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development . . . (view complete article)

USCG Proposes Safety Zones for Dutch Harbor . . . April 3, 2012
In a Federal Register notice dated April 3, 2012, the Coast Guard announced . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Final Rule on Ballast Water Management . . . March 23, 2012
On March 23, 2012 the Coast Guard published a final rule regarding ballast water . . . (view complete article)

New AIS Antenna Installation for Atka Island . . . March 22, 2012
The Marine Exchange of Alaska recently completed an antenna installation at Atka . . .(view complete article)

Radiotelephone Distress Watchkeeping Degraded . . . March 22, 2012
The Coast Guard issued a notice on March 22, 2012 stating that . . . (view complete article)

Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network Launched . . . March 13, 2012
As a result of the Coast Guard's approval of an Alternate Planning Critera for . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Proposes Safety Zones for Arctic Drilling . . . February 23, 2012
On February 23, 2012, the Coast Guard proposed two safety zones around the . . . (view complete article)

Alternate Planning Criteria Approved for Western Alaska . . . February 16, 2012
On February 2, 2012, the Coast Guard approved an Alternate Palnning Criteria for . . . (view complete article)

STCW Rest Requirements Take Effect . . . January 05, 2012
The USCG Published Federal register Notice that explained the new . . . (view complete article)

USCG Relaxes TWIC Requirements for Certain Mariners . . . December 27, 2011
The Coast Guard issued a Federal register Notice and a Policy Letter regarding . . . (view complete article)

NOAA Seeks Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Arctic . . . December 27, 2011
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking comments on a draft EIS that . . . (view complete article)

USCG Issues Safety Alert for Mustang Survival PFD Recall . . . November 30, 2011
The USCG issued a Safety Alert Bulletin regarding a recall of Mustang Surevival PFDs . . . (view complete article)

USCG Western Alaska Severe Weather Guide 2011-2012 . . . November 1, 2011
The USCG Captain of the Port Western Alaska in Anchorage issued his severe weather . . . (view complete article)

UAS Announces ECDIS Course Offering . . . September 29, 2011
The Univeristy of Alaska Southeast Announced that it would be offering . . . (view complete article)

Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment Milestone Reached . . . September 27, 2011
The Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment panel of experts and stakeholders have . . . (view complete article)

Mary Island AIS Antenna Activated . . . September 15, 2011
The Marine Exchange of Alaska completed the installation of a new . . . (view complete article)

Western Alaska MSIB re Load Line Requirements for Vessels on Domestic Voayges . . . August 19, 2011
The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection issued a Marine safety Information Bulletin concerning ... (view complete article)

Citizenship Waivers for Fishing Vessel Manning Proposal . . . August 18, 0211
On August 18, 2011, the Coast Guard proposed to publish in its regulations the . . . (view complete article)

USCG Releases Towing Vessel Inspection Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking . . . August 11, 2011
On August 11, 2011, the Coast Guard released its long awaited NPRM regarding inspection of . . . (view complete article)

USCG Proposes Changes to License Endorsements IAW STCW Amendments . . . August 1, 2011
On August 1, 2011, the Coast Guard published a notice in the federal register regarding . . . (view complete article)

National Weather Service Seeking Comments . . . July 13, 2011
The National Weather Service is seeking comments on modernizing the weather observing network in Alaska . . . (view complete article)

U.S. EPA One-Time Report for Vessel General permit . . . June 16, 2011
The Vessel General Permit issued two years ago by the U.S. EPA has a requirement . . . (view complete article)

RADM Ostebo Relieves RADM Colvin as Commander Seventeenth Coast Guard District . . . May 19, 2011
ON may 19, 2011, Rear Admiral Ostebo relieved Rear Admiral colven as Commander of . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Issues Policy Guidance on Average Weight Per Person Compliance . . . May 03, 2011
The Coast Guard issued a very important policy letter concering the AAWPP Regulations . . . (view complete article)

National Terrorism Advisory System Replaces Color Coded Terror Alerts . . . April 21, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security announced the end of the color coded terror alert system ... (view complete article)

Alternative Security Program Verification Guidance Issued . . . April 14, 2011
The Coast Guard Issued a policy letter giving guidance for the verification of . . . (view complete article)

NOAA Designates Critical Habitat for Cook Inlet Beluga whales . . . April 12, 2011
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a final rulemaking which . . . (view complete article)

USCG Guidance for EPA VGP Enforcement . . . March 10, 2011
The U.S. Coast Guard announced that it had signed a Memorandum of . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard cutter ACUSHNET to be Decommissioned . . . March 10, 2011
The Coast Guard announced that the Ketchikan-based Coast Guard cutter ACUSHNET . . . (view complete article)

Alaska Chadux Honored for Environmental Excellence . . . February 3, 2011
On December 6, 2010, the Coast Guard presented Alaska Chadux Corporation with . . . (view complete article)

Color Coded Terror Alerts Discontinued . . . January 31, 2011
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that . . . (view complete article)

USCG Issues Heavy Weather Procedures for Bering Sea Ports . . . January 5, 2011
On November 4, 2010, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Western Alaska . . . (view complete article)

USCG Exemption Policy for Uninspected Towing Vessels . . . January 4, 2011
The U.S. Coast Guard issued an exemption letter stating that . . . (view complete article)

New Weight Standards for Stability Calculations . . . December 14, 2010
The Coast Guard ussued a final rule with new weight standards for stability . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Requests Input on Changes to Vessel Inspection Fees . . . December 1, 2010
On December 1, 2010, the Coast Guard published a notice requesting input . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Issues Policy Letter on Carriage of Electronic Publications . . . November 30, 2010
The Coast Guard issued a policy letter regarding the carriage of publications . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard to Establish Safety Zone for Rocket Launch . . . November 16, 2010
The Coast Guard announced that it will establish a safety zone near Kodiak . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Announces Port Access Route Study for Bering Strait . . . November 9, 2010
The Coast Guard announced that it was conducting . . . (view complete article)

CDC Notice of Arrivals . . . September 28, 2010
On 28 September 2020 tyhe Coast Guard issued a final rule . . . (view complete article)

Marine Exchange Installs AIS Antenna at Cape St. Elias . . . September 14, 2010
The Marine Excvhange completed the installation of an AIS antenna and associated . .. (view complete article)

Coast Guard Regulations for Approval of Life Saving Equipment . . . August 31, 2010
The Coast Guard proposed regulations which would harmonize the approval process . . .(view complete article)

Coast Guard Commandant Visits Marine Exchange . . . August 8, 2010
Coast Guard Commandant Robert Papp visited the Marine Exchange . . . (view complete article)

Five Finger Lighthouse AIS Installation Completed . . . June 13, 2010
The Marine Exchange crew with the assistance of the Five Finger Lighthouse Keeper Edd McIntosh . . . (view complete)

NOAA Requests Comments on "Taking" of Marine Mammals in Chukchi Sea . . . May 7, 2010
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is asking for comments ... (view complete article)

Marine Exchange Commissions New AIS Maintenance Boat CLEAT . . . May 4, 2010
The Marine Exchange commissioned its new AIS Maintenance Vessel CLEAT in . . .(view complete article)

Inland Rules Moved to Code of Federal Regulations . . . April 15, 2010
The Coast Guard issued a final rule April 15, 2010, which moved . . . (view complete article)

IMO Approves Emission Control Area off U.S. Coast . . . March 30, 2010
The International Maritime Organization approved an Emission Control Area . . . (view complete article)

Governor Parnell Visits Marine Exchange . . . March 25, 2010
On March 24, 2010, Governor Sean Parnell and his chief of staff . . . (view complete article)

COTP Western Alaska Requests Input on Heavy Weather Guidelines . . . March 18, 2010
The Captain of the Port Western Alaska requests . . . (view complete article)

New Rules for Fire Suppression Systems Proposed . . . Feb 24, 2010
The Coast Guard in a Federal Register dated Fdebruary 24, 2010, proposed . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Shuts Down LORAN After 67 Years . . . Feb 9, 2010
The Coast Guard shut dopwn the majority of its LORAN transmitting stations . . . (view complete article)

NOAA to Develop EIS for Chucki . . . Feb 9, 2010
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration annouinced that . . . (view complete article)

Marine Exchange Receives Meritorious Public Service Award . . . Feb 4, 2010
The Commander of the Seventeenth Coast Guard District presented . . . (view complete article)

COTP Western Alaska Activates Ice Guidelines ... Jan 27, 2010
The Captain of the Port for Western Alaska activated the Cook Inlet Ice Guidelines ... (view complete article)

Safety Zone Proposed by USCG...Jan 12, 2010
The USCG is proposing a Safety Zone for the Drill Ship Frontier Discoverer... (view complete article)

Maximum Civil Penalties Revised by USCG ... Dec 23, 2009
The USCG revised the amounts of its maximum civil penalties ... (view complete article)

NOAA BokletCharts Available... Dec 15, 2009
NOAA has made available some handy charts...(view complete article)

Crane Damaged by Wind in Dutch Harbor . . . Dec 8, 2009
The wind toppled a container crane at the APL Dock in Dutch Harbor . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Issues Definition of Ferries . . . Dec 8, 2009
The Coast Guard issued a Federal register Notice today that . . . (view complete article)

NOAA Proposal to Designate Critical Habitat in Cook Inlet...Dec 2, 2009
NOAA Proposes a rule to the Federal Register... (view complete article)

Physical Exam Forms Available...12/1/2009
The Coast Guard Published its New Forms... (view complete article)

Sector Anchorage Initiates Towing Vessel Bridging Program . . . 12/1/2009
Sector Anchorage issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin . . . (view complete article)

New STCW Regulations Proposed . . . 11/17/2009
The Coast Guard proposed new rules for the STCW Convention . . . (view complete article)

New NAVRULES Published . . . 11/04/2009
The Coast Guard published a new version of the . . . (view complete article)

Towing Vessel Bridging Program Implemented . . . 10/28/2009
The Coast Guard, in preparation for the new Towing Vessel Regulations has . . . (view complete article)

Marine Exchange Newsletter the Hawser Published . . . 10/19/2009
The Narine Exchange published its latest newsletter . . . (view newsletter)

Pollution Prevention Equipment Requirements . . . 10/13/2009
The Coast Guard is finalizing its requirements for. . . (view complete article)

Change of Command at Sector Anchorage . . . 9/23/2009
The Coast Guard Sector Anchorage held a change of command . . . (view complete article)

Alaska Class Ferry Conceptual Design Revealed . . . 9/14/2009
The Alaska Marine Highway System is working with . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Updates Vessel Response Plan Requirements . . . 8/31/2009
The requirements for Vessel Response Plans atre updated to . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Amplifies Non Tank Vessel Response Plan Rules . . . 8/31/2009
This proposal by the Coast Guard requires . . . (view complete article)

Coast Guard Proposes Requirements for Ballast Water Management Systems . . . 8/31/2009
This proposal will require Ballast Water Management Systems . . . (view complete article)

EPA Proposes New Emission Standards for Large Diesel Engines . . . 8/31/2009
This new proposal applies to large diesel engines . . . (view complete article)

TORM LOTTE transits Arctic enroute Tuktoyaktuk . . . 8/19/2009
The Danish flag product tanker TORM LOTTE was detected by AIS signal . . . (view complete article)

EPA Vessel General Permit Application Filing Deadline Approaching . . . 8/11/2009
The deadline for filing a Notice of Intent (NOI) to operate under the . . . (view complete article)

Falling Overboard Experiences Wanted . . . 8/3/2009
The Nerland Agency World Wide Partners in Anchorage is looking for . . . (view complete article)

Port of Juneau Navigation Study Simulator Results . . . 6/30/2009
The Navigation Study simulator results for the Port of Juneau . . . (view complete article)

Vessel Security Officer Training Certification Deadline . . . 6/22/2009
The National Maritime Center announced on JUne 19, 2009 that . . . (view complete article)

New Commander for SECTOR Juneau . . . 6/11/2009
On June 8, 2009, Captain Melissa Bert relieved Captain Michael D. Inman as . . . (view complete article)

EPA Electronic Notice of Intent for Vessel General Permit . . . 6/9/2009
The EPA has developed an electronic notice of intent for the Vessel General Permit . . . (view complete article)

TWIC Enrollment Centers Locations Changes . . . 6/5/2009
The TWIC Enrollment Centers in Anchorage and Nikiski are changing locations . . . (view complete article)

Waterways Surveys Requested by the Coast Guard . . . 6/5/2009
The Coast Guard is requesting Mariners provide input for Lynn Canal . . . (view complete article)

Meritorious Service Award for CHENEGA . . . 5/27/2009
Captain John S. Kenyon, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage presented . . . (view complete article)

NOAA Ship RAINIER to Hold Open House . . . 05/13/2009
The NOAA survey ship RAINIER will hold an open house in Juneau on May 29, 2009 . . . (view complete article)

Sector Anchorage Personnel Change . . . 05/13/2009
Effective Monday May 11, 2009, Captain John S. Kenyon, U.S. Coast Guard is serving . . . (view complete article)

Alternate Compliance Program Changes . . . 05/08/2009
On May 4, 2009, the Coast Guard issued a final rule that expanded . . . (view complete article)

Crewmember Identification Documents . . . 05/04/2009
On 28 April 2009 the Coast Guard issued a final rule that requires . . . (view complete article)

Halibut Charter Fishing Vessels Limited Entry Permit Proposal . . . 04/22/2009
On 21 April 2009 the National Marine Fisheries Service published a notice in the Federal Register . . . (view complete article)

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Critical Habitat Designation . . . 04/20/2009
On April 14, 2009, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration published . . . (view complete article)

Ice Advisory Cancelled . . . 04/13/2009
On April 10, 2009, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage cancelled the Ice Advisory . . . (view complete article)

Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements. . . 03/27/2009
On March 27, 2009 the Coast Guard published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which ...(view complete article)

Marine Exchange Web Site Changes . . . 03/26/2009
As you will note, there is a new look and feel to the Marine Exchange's Web Site...(view complete article)

New Merchant Marine Credential . . . 03/16/2009
Coast Guard has issued a final rule for the issuance of the new Merchant Marine Credential (MMC)...(view complete article)

Alaska Arctic Pilotage Proposed . . . - 02/20/2009
The Alaska Board of Marine Pilots issued a second supplemental notice of proposed changes to th...(view complete article)

TWIC Temporary Equivalent Approved . . . - 02/12/2009
The US Coast Guard issued a policy statement regarding a limited equivalent security measure for ...(view complete article)

Firefighting and Salvage Final Rule . . . - 02/12/2009
The U.S. Coast Guard's final rule for vessel response plans for Salvage and Marine Firefighting f...(view complete article)

New GCI Cable in Southeast . . . - 02/11/2009
GCI announced recently that a new fiber optic communications system linking the communities of So...(view complete article)

Aleutians Risk Assessment Described . . . - 01/28/2009
The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies issued a notice stating that its Spec...(view complete article)

Beware of Obsolete EPIRBS . . . - 01/26/2009
All Mariners should be aware that effective 1 February 2009 the COSPAS-SARSAT System will cease s...(view complete article)

Public Service Award for Alaska Warrior . . . - 01/19/2009
The Coast Guard presented a meritorious public service award to the captain and crew of the fishi...(view complete article)

Vessel General Permit issued by EPA . . . - 01/13/2009
Effective December 19, 2008, the U.S. EPA has issued a Vessel General Permit for incidental disch...(view complete article)

Alaska TWIC Statistics Released . . . - 01/07/2009
The Transportation Security Administration has released the latest figures concerning enrollments...(view complete article)

Ice Rules for Cook Inlet Modified . . . - 01/06/2009
Ice Rules for Cook Inlet were updated as of January 6, 2009. Mariners planning voyages through Co...(view complete article)

 

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