Safety Zone; Allegheny River, Miles 0.0-1.0, Pittsburgh, PA
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership/Light Up Night Fireworks to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of the Allegheny River, miles 0.0 to 1.0, extending the entire width of the river. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Pittsburgh, PA. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Tankers-Automatic Pilot Systems; Correction
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Fedreal Register on November 5, 2018. The document issued a final rule that permited tankers with automatic pilot systems that meet certain international standards to operate using those systems in shipping safety fairways and traffic separation schemes specified in 33 CFR parts 166 and 167, respectively.
Draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding the draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual. The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating a mariner applicant's physical and medical status to meet the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate. This draft Commandant Instruction Manual incorporates and consolidates prior guidance on the medical evaluation of merchant mariners contained in several Coast Guard documents. The Manual includes guidance on the medical certificate and related processes, including procedures for application, issuance, and cancellation of the medical certificate.