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6/22/2018: Notice of Policy Implementing the 2016 Amendments to STCW in Support of the Polar Code

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 22, 2018 - 8:57 AM
This policy provides guidance for the issuance of Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, for Basic and Advanced Polar Code Operations. This policy is effective [ Read Full Article ]

6/22/2018: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – TWIC Reader Rule Delay of Effective Date

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 22, 2018 - 6:44 AM
The Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register June 22, 2018 to delay the effective date for certain facilities affected by the final rule entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements,” which was published in the Federal [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 22 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, June 22, 2018 - 6:00 AM
Headlines: USCG – change to Inland Navigation Rules; USCG – the role of SMSs; Cape Charles – anchorage ground proposals; USCG – TWIC reader requirement delay; USCG – policy re Polar Code qualifications; NTSB – fire on ro-ro passenger vessel; Senate – bill introduced re biometric card readers [ Read Full Article ]

6/21/2018: Changes to Inland Navigation Rules

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:03 AM
The National Maritime Center posted a bulletin to its website to ensure that mariners and training providers are aware of changes to the Code of Federal Regulations, 33 CFR Subchapter E – Inland Navigation Rules. This change, advertised in the Federal Register Jan. 24, 2018, removed the word “ [ Read Full Article ]

6/21/2018: Posidonia 2018 – The role of safety management systems in the next chapter of shipping

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM
In the fourth and final post in our series covering Coast Guard participation in Posidonia earlier this month, we share a condensed version of remarks by Rear Adm. John to a group of young maritime professionals and junior seafarers on the next chapter of shipping and the impacts of digitalization [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:56 AM
Headlines: White House – Executive Order re ocean policy; USCG – BWMS type approval certificate; USCG – ballast water management regulations; Cape Charles – meetings re proposed anchorages; USN – three naval officers censured; NOAA – underwater acoustic impacts; FWS – eagle fatalities at [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM
The Marine Safety Center issued the ninth Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: GPS satellite maintenance

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:03 AM
GPS users should be aware that there may be a short period of high Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) / Position Dilution of Precision (PDOP) in two locations June 22-23, 2018. [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Coast Guard-Passenger Vessel Association Quality Partnership Meeting recap

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Coast Guard and the Passenger Vessel Association held their bi-annual Quality Partnership Meeting last month to discuss safety issues and other topics affecting the professional passenger vessel industry. The Coast Guard/PVA partnership was established in 1996 as a non-regulatory mechanism for [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Ballast water management regulations, global trends in the 21st Century

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM
In part three of our Posidonia series, we share a condensed version of Rear Adm. John Nadeau's remarks given during a conference jointly sponsored by the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, and the International Propeller Club in Port of [ Read Full Article ]

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