Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 22, 2009
Title 33 of the US Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR) contains all US regulations dealing with the navigable waters of the United States, and navigation in those waters. The Title has three volumes, and the US Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation author the regulations they contain. The government finalizes a new edition on July 1 of every year. This and all other marine-oriented titles of the CFR are available from American Nautical Services, a US-based retailer of nautical books and charts.
The new 2008 editions of all CFR titles have red covers. Changes to 33 CFR since the last edition year, aside from non-substantive housekeeping changes, include the following:
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cards are now mandatory for all mariners and workers who require unescorted access to secure areas. Authorities estimate that this affects more than 1 million workers including dockworkers, truckers, port employees and others. (http://maritimecompliance.com/store/show/CFR33-1)
- 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. (http://maritimecompliance.com/store/show/CFR33-1)
American Nautical Services has priced each of the three volumes of 33 CFR individually, from $25.50 for the third volume to $31.00 for the third volume. These prices are more than 40% discounted from the Government Printing Office list price. To order, please call +1 (877) 999-3321 or email sales (at) amnautical.com.
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://www.amnautical.com or http://www.MaritimeCompliance.com.