Proceedings Of The Marine

FAL 2012

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and Vessel Data Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange Located at, the Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange, or CGMIX, provides Coast Guard maritime information on the Internet in the form of searchable databases. CGMIX Constraints and Caveats ³ Open investigations are not released. ³ Incident severity determines the amount of data. ³ Per the Privacy Act, some information cannot be released. The CGMIX database search engines include: Port State Information Exchange Vessel-specific information representing a weekly snapshot of Freedom of Information Act data on U.S.-flagged vessels and foreign vessels operating in U.S. waters, and Coast Guard contacts with those vessels. Information on open cases or cases pending further action is considered privileged and is precluded from the system. Incident Investigation Reports Information regarding reportable maritime incidents investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard that were closed after October 2002. MARPOL Certificates of Adequacy A list of U.S. ports and terminals holding valid MARPOL Certificates of Adequacy, issued as evidence that their facilities meet the requirements of Annexes I, II, and V of the 1978 Protocol to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. Vessel Identification System Registration and ownership data from participating Vessel Identification System states and the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center. Data is accessible to registration and law enforce- ment personnel of participating states and federal agencies. Fall 2012 Proceedings 39

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