46 CFR: Shipping 2008 Edition Now Available From American Nautical Services

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New edition includes changes to US shipping regulations as of October 1, 2008.

Title 46 of the US Code of Federal Regulations (46 CFR) contains all US regulations dealing with shipping into, out of, and within the United States. The Title is organized into nine volumes, and the regulations it contains are authored by the US Coast Guard, the Maritime Administration, and the Federal Maritime Commission. A new edition is finalized on October 1st of every year. This and all other marine-oriented titles of the CFR are available from American Nautical Services, a U.S.-based retailer of nautical books and charts.

The new 2008 editions of all CFR titles have red covers. Changes to 46 CFR since the last edition year, aside from non-substantive housekeeping changes, include the following:

  •     Rates for pilots in the Great Lakes Pilotage have been increased an average 8.17% over the last ratemaking that was completed in September 2007. (46 CFR, Part 404)
  •     Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cards are now mandatory for all mariners and workers who require unescorted access to secure areas. It is estimated that this effects more than 1 million workers including longshoremen, truckers, port employees and others. (46 CFR, Parts 10, 12 and 16)
  •     Changes to US Coast Guard requirements for credentialing of US merchant mariners, amending the training requirements for vessel security officers. These changes essentially are to harmonize with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, better known as the STCW Convention. (46 CFR, Parts 10 and 15)

Each of the nine volumes of 46 CFR are priced individually, from $8.00 for the third volume to $26.50 for the first or seventh volume. These prices are more than 40% discounted from the Government Printing Office list price. To order, please call +1 (877) 999-3321 or visit http://maritimecompliance.com/store/show_by_tags/46_cfr_shipping.

American Nautical Services (ANS), established in Miami, Florida, in 1977, is a distributor of marine technical publications and nautical charts from the International Maritime Organization, US Government Printing Office, British Admiralty, NOAA and others. ANS also acts as non-exclusive Marine Surveyors for the National Cargo Bureau, Water Quality Insurance Syndicate, and others. The company's 32 years of experience in providing support services for the marine industry make it uniquely qualified as supplier. For additional information visit http://amnautical.com or http://MaritimeCompliance.com.

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