JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 • FOGHORN 39 SAFETYMATTERS NVIC – Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular. Guidance documents on specific topics where regulations may not be clear or there are alternative methods of compliance. OCMI – Officer-in-Charge, Marine Inspections. Another hat worn by the Sector Commander. Some OCMI duties may be delegated down to the Prevention Department Heads, but OCMI authority and final Sector action on appeals comes from the Sector Commander. PAWSA – Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment. This Coast Guard led effort provides a formal structure for identifying waterway risk factors and evaluating potential mitiga- DHS – Department of Homeland Security. EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. FOIA – Freedom of Information Act. FOSC – Federal On-Scene Coordinator. Person in charge during a response to an oil or HAZMAT spill. HSC – Harbor Safety Committee. Industry led group focused on safety issues within a port. IMO – International Maritime Organization. MARPOL – International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. MARSEC – Maritime Security Condition. MCSO – Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook. New document released by the Coast Guard focused on improving the marine transportation system. MISLE – Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement data system. The Coast Guard’s database for boardings. Inspections, and other activities. MMC – Merchant Mariner Credential. What we used to call a license. MSC – Marine Safety Center. MSD – Marine Sanitation Device or Marine Safety Detachment. These can be used in the same sentence – The inspector from the MSD issued a re- quirement for the vessel to repair it’s MSD. Coast Guard MSDs are small units working for either a Sector or a MSU (see below). MSM – Marine Safety Manual. Several volumes of guidance related to marine safety. MSU – Marine Safety Unit. These units work under a Sector Commander but have a Commanding Officer. Some have their own COTP authority. MTS – Marine Transportation System. The world we work in. NMC – National Maritime Center. Where MMC applications are evaluated and credentials issued. EXCEED GLOBAL EMISSIONS STANDARDS Build your next ferry to exceed the upcoming global environmental emssions standards. Operate a lightweight vessel equipped with hybrid or electric engines. Reduce your operating and maintenance costs while minimizing your environmental impact. BUILD A CARBON FIBER FERRY. Learn more about America’s only carbon T- and K-Class ferry builder: www.ARCADIA-ALLIANCE.com