Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels Arriving From the Republic of Indonesia
The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Indonesia.
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Electrical Equipment Certification Guidance
The Coast Guard is providing guidance regarding electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas on foreign-flagged Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) that have never operated, but intend to operate, on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Chapter 6 of the 2009 version of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (2009 IMO MODU Code) sets forth standards for testing and certifying electrical equipment installations on MODUs. The Coast Guard is considering issuing a rule that will implement Chapter 6 of the 2009 IMO MODU Code and that will be applicable to foreign-flagged MODUs that have never operated, but intend to operate, on the U.S. OCS. In the interim, the Coast Guard recommends that owners and operators of foreign-flagged MODUs that have never operated, but intend to operate on the U.S. OCS, voluntarily comply with Chapter 6 of the 2009 IMO MODU Code.
Special Local Regulation; Kelley's Island Swim, Lake Erie; Kelley's Island, Lakeside, OH
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations in 33 CFR part 100 by adding a Special Local Regulation within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This regulation is intended to regulate vessel movement in portions of Lake Erie during the annual Kelley's Island Swim. This special local regulated area is necessary to protect swimmers from vessel traffic.