MARINER RESOURCE CENTER
KEEP AN EYE ON USCG REGULATORY CHANGES: A series of changes have been posted recently which may impact on your license. The latest is available at USCG NMC.
Drink Beer and Donate
Drink and help a worthy cause. You just have to travel a bit but it is worth it! See SEAFARERS UNITE
Gusts reaching 85 mph might have been the cause for this work issue. Little close to home. See ZEE
The Captain fell asleep at the 'switch'. Sometimes it is smarter to stay awake! He didn't hit any other vessel .... this time
. See NIGHT STORIES
Bridge Tender and the Allision
Picture the bridge going up and then picture the bridge going down. The bridge struck the vessel and someone has a $50 million dollar bill! See SAD STORY
If You Liked the COLREGS, You Have To Read This!
The scenario is real and the vessels are closing. Who is overtaking and who is crossing and what difference does it make? See COLREGS QUESTION
No Ferry to Vieques!
The USCG issued a 'no sail' order to the ferry sailing from Fajardo, Puerto Rico to Vieques, Puerto Rico because of a security lapse. See NO GO
Lobby for Harbor Maintenance
Commitments are commitments except when they have to be funded! See HIT THE TARGET
Guidance on Mariner Examinations
The approval of new Rules has an impact on the examination process used for licensing. The USCG issued the following guidance to clarify status for future examinations. It is important to note the implementation dates! See MARINER EXAMS
USCG Publishes a New Handbook of Regulations
A new handbook is available on-line which includes the latest changes to the Inland Rules. See HANDBOOK
Failure to Report Convictions
The USCG is concerned that fraudulent applications are being submitted in that applicants are failing to record their complete conviction record. See VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE.
USCG Finalizes New Inland Rules
The Coast Guard has issued a new set of rules for inland waters. See INLAND
Captain License Required!