APMA Blog Feeds

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 August 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:42 AM
Headlines: USCG – passenger operations cybersecurity; USCG – marine technology and standards; IMO – biofouling initiative; EMSA – CO2 emissions reporting system; Bahamas – Garbage Record Book amendments; and New Zealand – master fined for alcohol offense. August 8, 2017 Bryant’s Maritime Blog [ Read Full Article ]

8/7/2017: Collection of Information under review by Office of Management and Budget – direct user fees

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 7, 2017 - 8:59 AM
The Coast Guard seeks comments on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for Direct User Fees for Inspection or Examination of U.S. and Foreign Commercial Vessels without change. Comments must be received by Sept. 6, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

8/7/2017: Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget – Small passenger vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 7, 2017 - 8:51 AM
The information requirements are necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of the program on safety of commercial vessels as it affects small passenger vessels. The requirements affect small passenger vessels (under 100 gross tons) that carry more than 6 passengers. Comments must be [ Read Full Article ]

8/7/2017: Coast Guard seeking feedback on content of Passenger Operations Cybersecurity Framework Profile

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 7, 2017 - 8:15 AM
A profile implements the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which was developed in 2014 to address and manage cybersecurity risk in a cost-effective way based on business needs and without placing additional regulatory requirements on businesses. The profile is how organizations align the Framework’s [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 August 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, August 7, 2017 - 6:16 AM
Headlines: US & Canada – Coast Guard Summit; Gulf of Mexico – barge fire extinguished; USCG – Cutter Maple reaches Northwest Passage; USCG – Homeport 2.0 coming soon; Illinois – Brandon Road Feasibility Study; MARAD – Suisun Bay vessel removal project completed; House – bill introduced re [ Read Full Article ]

8/4/2017: Homeport Internet Portal version 2.0 to go live in September

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 4, 2017 - 10:29 AM
For the past year, the Coast Guard has been working to develop the next generation of Homeport that will provide a better user experience and improve the security of user information. Upgrades will include fewer site navigation menus and more efficient and secure search functions. Homeport 2.0 is [ Read Full Article ]

8/4/2017: Witness schedule for F/V Destination marine board of investigation set

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 4, 2017 - 9:42 AM
This post provides information on the witness testimony schedule and options for remote public viewing of the fishing vessel Destination marine board of investigation (MBI). The hearing session will focus on weather and human factors as well as the mechanical state and stability of the vessel [ Read Full Article ]

8/4/2017: Top U.S., Canadian Coast Guard leaders hold summit

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 4, 2017 - 8:41 AM
During the Summit, senior representatives from each organization discussed issues specific to executing responsibilities to prepare for and respond to oil and hazardous substance events under the auspices of their bilateral Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan. [ Read Full Article ]

8/4/2017: Applications for Tankerman PIC restricted to fuel transfers on towing vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 4, 2017 - 8:22 AM
The National Maritime Center announced Thursday that the Coast Guard is now accepting applications for Tankerman PIC Restricted to Fuel Transfers on Towing Vessels. A new checklist and sample sea service letter are available on the NMC website to assist mariners with these applications. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 August 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, August 4, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Headlines: Gulf of Mexico – anhydrous ammonia barge afire; USCG – Tankerman PIC on towing vessels; USCG – safety alert re marine communications; Gulf of Mexico – Margaritaville adrift; BOEM – Cape Wind Final SEIS; SLSDC – Advisory Board meeting on 28 August; Senate – bill introduced re [ Read Full Article ]