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8/18/2017: VRP Express and transition to Homeport 2.0

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 18, 2017 - 2:54 PM
This post contain information from the Office of Marine Environmental Protection's Vessel Response Plan staff regarding how the transition to Homeport 2.0 will impact the Vessel Response Plan Express feature, and recommendations for submitting VRPs during the transition period. [ Read Full Article ]

8/17/2017: Responses to questions about latest ballast water management system type approval certificate

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:20 AM
Maritime Commons received a few questions from our Twitter followers regarding the Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate issued to Echoclor Ltd., Aug. 11, 2017. In order to be as transparent as possible, we are sharing the answers to those questions through the blog in the event [ Read Full Article ]

8/16/2017: LGC NCOE releases guidance for analyzing risk of simultaneous operations during liquefied natural gas bunkering

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 16, 2017 - 1:28 PM
Field Notice 01-2017 contains recommendations for the marine industry and Captains of the Port to consider when assessing the risks of LNG Simultaneous Operations. It includes guidance on an optional, formal operational risk assessment, if the vessel operator chooses to conduct one. [ Read Full Article ]

8/15/2017: Direct mail and change of address requests for renewed Certificates of Documentation

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:03 PM
This post announces that as of Sept. 1, 2017, all CODs will be mailed directly to the managing owner of record. The post also provides new methods for submitting a change of mailing address to the National Vessel Documentation Center. [ Read Full Article ]

8/15/2017: Policy Letter 17-04 Subchapter M Third Party Organization guidebook now available

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:31 PM
The purpose of Policy Letter 17-04 is to assist the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise, Officer(s) in Charge, Marine Inspection, and the maritime industry on TPO requirements. Entities within the maritime industry that are or want to become a TPO, or who use or are considering using a TPO, [ Read Full Article ]

8/14/2017: Recap of Coast Guard remarks at the 7th Symposium on Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 14, 2017 - 1:09 PM
Last month, Coast Guard members had the opportunity to present during the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C. The event, held biennially since 2007, brings together some of the world’s leading experts to discuss the ongoing and [ Read Full Article ]

8/14/2017: Waterway suitability assessment for operation of liquefied hazardous gas terminal in Port Arthur, Texas

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 14, 2017 - 11:42 AM
The Coast Guard posted a notice to the Federal Register announcing that Lynx Terminals LLC has submitted a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Port Arthur, Texas, regarding the company's plans to handle and transport Liquefied [ Read Full Article ]

8/11/2017: Marine Safety Center issues update to Ecochlor’s ballast water management system type approval certificate

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 11, 2017 - 3:09 PM
The certificate has been updated to reflect DNV-GL’s evaluation and recommendation that Ecochlor be approved for use with all filter models of the Filtersafe BS-series. Filtersafe Standard and Turbo BS-series filters may be used with no limitation to their associated treatment rated capacity. [ Read Full Article ]

8/10/2017: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificate to Ecochlor, Inc.

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:18 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the fifth U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Ecochlor, Inc. 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 ]

8/9/2017: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise Field Notice 01-17: Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Short-term Temporary SOx Exceedances

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:48 AM
Field Notice 01-17 provides Coast Guard expectations for dealing with alarms from EGCSs, where such alarms are triggered by short-term temporary emission exceedances due to predictable operations of vessels, such as engine load changes. Field Notice 01-17 is intended for vessels operating in the U. [ Read Full Article ]

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