APMA Blog Feeds

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12/21/2015: VHF-DSC Radio equipment installation requirement for inspected passenger and commercial fishing vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 21, 2015 - 2:17 PM
The Coast Guard published guidance on how to verify the installation of required VHF radios with digital selective calling capabilities on inspected domestic passenger vessels and commercial fishing vessels as required by January 2016. [ Read Full Article ]

12/21/2015: Requirements for out of water survival craft and replacement of life floats and rigid buoyant apparatus

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 21, 2015 - 2:16 PM
The Coast Guard published guidance on replacing existing life floats and rigid buoyant apparatus with approved survival craft that insures no part of an individual is immersed in water as required by certain vessels February 26, 2016. [ Read Full Article ]

12/21/2015: Guidance on port state control examinations for foreign flagged yachts

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 21, 2015 - 2:12 PM
The Coast Guard set forth procedures for the examination of foreign flagged yachts that are passenger vessels and for other such vessels measuring 300 or more gross tons as measured under the ITC operating in U.S. navigable waters. [ Read Full Article ]

12/21/2015: Maritime awareness security terrorism training cybersecurity symposium

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 21, 2015 - 2:10 PM
The 2016 Maritime Awareness Security Terrorism Training Cybersecurity Symposium is being hosted in Texas. Read the post for information on registration details. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 December 2015

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, December 21, 2015 - 4:20 AM
Headlines: White House – appropriations bill signed into law; USCG – US-build determination; USCG & Alaska – mutual training agreement; Court – ballast water management; Washington – supervisor sought; Ireland – sulphur content of marine fuels; and Winter/Summer Solstice – 0449 UTC, 22 [ Read Full Article ]

12/18/2015: Cooperative research and development agreement – Diesel outboard engine development

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 18, 2015 - 9:36 AM
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, with Mercury Marine to evaluate and test the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with diesel outboard engine [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 December 2015

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, December 18, 2015 - 6:16 AM
Headlines: USCG – maritime security review; USCG – applications for medical certificates; USCG – PSC deficiencies; Duluth – agreement allows for vessel departure; Lake Erie – barge Argo response completed; USCG – diesel outboard engine development; NOAA – indirect cost rates; St. Lawrence [ Read Full Article ]

12/17/2015: Maritime security – Time for a review

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:42 PM
The Coast Guard encourages maritime stakeholders to read the recent DHS advisory and review security measures to be alert for suspicious activity. [ Read Full Article ]

12/17/2015: Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity – Published request for information

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:31 PM
A request for information was published, seeking information on the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” to inform planning and decision-making about how to enhance security of the Nation’s critical infrastructure, cybersecurity and risk management. [ Read Full Article ]

12/17/2015: Implementation of updated mariner credentialing program forms

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:27 PM
The National Maritime Center posted a notice about the use of the new CG-719 forms. [ Read Full Article ]

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