APMA Blog Feeds

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 April 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:56 AM
Headlines: USCG – Alert re compliance with SOLAS & USCG regs; USCG – fire protection, detection & extinguishing equipment; NBSAC – meeting on 8-10 May; USCG – NMSAC members sought; USCG – hydrocarbons & reservoirs; FMC – demurrage, detention & free time practices; FMC – [ Read Full Article ]

4/3/2018: Policy Letter 18-04, Guidance on implementation of new firefighting equipment standards

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:45 PM
Policy Letter 18-04 provides guidance to Officer(s) in Charge, Marine Inspection, on recent changes to regulatory requirements for fire protection, detection, and extinguishing equipment used on inspected and uninspected vessels, Outer Continental Shelf facilities, deepwater ports and mobile [ Read Full Article ]

4/3/2018: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee vacancies

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:40 AM
The Coast Guard is seeking applicants for 16 positions on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. Completed applications should reach the Coast Guard on or before May 3, 2018. [ Read Full Article ]

4/2/2018: Homeport course completion uploads

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 2, 2018 - 9:56 AM
The National Maritime Center posted a notice to its website that training provider course completion data uploaded using the Homeport application may not be processing properly. The cause is under investigation. In this post, NMC is providing steps mariners and training providers may take to ensure [ Read Full Article ]

4/2/2018: Civil monetary penalty adjustments for inflation

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 2, 2018 - 9:42 AM
The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 was signed into law Nov. 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. The new penalties will be effective for penalties [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 2 April 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, April 2, 2018 - 6:08 AM
Headlines: USCG NMC – training provider course completion issues; DHS – civil monetary penalties; Washington – barge company fined $18,000; and Washington – hybrid electric ferries to be considered. April 2, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 30 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 30, 2018 - 7:19 AM
Headlines: USCG – integrating new technology; Beaufort Sea – proposed lease sale; Martha’s Vineyard – proposed offshore wind farm; St. Lawrence Seaway – 2018 Navigation Season opens; Court – Athos I oil spill damages claim; Court – freight-derivative contract is maritime; and Australia – [ Read Full Article ]

3/29/2018: Reminder – application period for Towing Safety Advisory Committee membership open until April 10

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM
The Coast Guard will consider applications for five positions that will be vacant Sept. 30, 2018: Two positions representing the barge and towing industry, reflecting a regional geographical balance; one position representing the offshore mineral and oil supply vessel industry; one position [ Read Full Article ]

3/29/2018: Pacific seacoast Waterways Analysis and Management System study closes March 31

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:08 AM
The survey is open to all categories of mariners to include commercial, passenger, recreational and sail and power boaters. Survey topics include international requirements, environmental concerns, user capabilities, available technology and available resources. Those interested may take the [ Read Full Article ]

3/29/2018: CMA Shipping 2018 – The critical role of integrating new technology within the regulatory approval process

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 29, 2018 - 8:43 AM
Connecticut Maritime Association's Shipping 2018 may be over, but Maritime Commons continues to bring you coverage of Coast Guard presentations from the conference. In this post, the chief of the Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing discusses autonomous vessel technology and the regulatory [ Read Full Article ]