The Coast Guard proposes to amend the inland navigation rules and their annexes in order to align the regulations with amendments made by the International Maritime Organization to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, to which the United States is a signatory, and to incorporate recommendations made by the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). These changes would harmonize domestic and international law by reducing and alleviating equipment requirements on vessels, addressing technological advancements, such as wing-in-ground craft, and increasing public awareness of the inland navigation rules. The changes would also make references to applicable requirements easier to locate by using the same format in domestic regulations as is used in the international convention. Comments and related material must be submitted on or before October 29, 2012. For more details on the proposed amendment and to submit comments view the federal register entry at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-08-28/pdf/2012-18364.pdf.
05 September 2012
USCG PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO INLAND RULES
From the IMO. Snark alert: now there'sa recommendation.