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4/18/2018: Reminder – Changes to marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds now in effect

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:45 AM
This post provides links to updated forms CG-2692 and CG-2692B, which have both been revised to account for the amended marine casualty property damage thresholds published in a Final Rule March 19, 2018. The new thresholds are effective today. [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2018: Salvage and Marine Firefighting Verifications in conjunction with Vessel Response Plans: The First Year

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:15 AM
In this post, the assistant commandant for response policy provides an overview of the scenario-based salvage and marine firefighting verification process, instituted in April 2017, and a look at what's been accomplished during the program's first year to evaluate compliance specific to applicable [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 April 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:01 AM
Headlines: Texas – gas pipeline fire; CMTS – NOAA’s Big Data Project; Panama Canal – maximum beam increase; UK – GHG emission reductions; and MREN – Tugs and VRPs. April 18, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608- [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 17 April 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, April 17, 2018 - 7:30 AM
Headlines: USCG – interpretations on the ISM Code; USCG – Tug Safe; DOE – application to export LNG; Biloxi – restricted area; EPA – members sought for MSTRS; BOEM – offshore RI & MA renewable energy leasing; New Zealand – oil spill response exercise; and Panama Canal – increase in [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 April 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, April 16, 2018 - 6:56 AM
Headlines: USCG – 2017 Port State Control Report; USCG – application for BWMS type approval; USCG – Tug Safe; MARAD – Small Shipyard Grant Program; BOEM – seminar re Massachusetts proposed sale; NASA – shipping activity in the Arctic; GAO – USCG heavy polar icebreaker acquisition; [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: 13th application received for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM
The Marine Safety Center received its 13th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Aquarius EC system, manufactured by Wärtsilä Water Systems Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-18, Oily bilge water management

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:57 AM
This bulletin summarizes key legal requirements for the proper management and disposal of oily mixtures by oceangoing vessels under 400 gross tons. An “oceangoing ship [or vessel]” means any vessel that operates on international voyages, is certified for coastwise service beyond three miles, or [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: 2017 Port State Control Annual Report posted

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM
This report marks another year of PSC activities and provides the global maritime industry key statistics and trends related to compliance with U.S. and international regulations. [ Read Full Article ]

4/13/2018: Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2017 Year in Review now available

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:20 AM
This report highlights the efforts of CG-FAC and its partners to ensure our port communities are a safe and secure place to do business. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 April 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, April 13, 2018 - 7:11 AM
Headlines: Mississippi River – closed due to oil spill; USCG – oily mixtures management; Port Canaveral – security zone; NTSB – engine room fire; and RMS Titanic strikes iceberg – 14 April 1912. April 13, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way [ Read Full Article ]