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8/3/2017: Marine Safety Alert 08-17 – Knowing your high seas comms equipment may save your life

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:25 PM
Recent inquiries by Coast Guard marine inspectors indicate that a large number of vessel operators and ship masters continue to rely on outdated high seas communications frequencies when communicating with the Coast Guard. This Safety Alert reminds all mariners of the appropriate use of Single Side [ Read Full Article ]

8/3/2017: Coast Guard, Mexican navy sign joint pollution response contingency plan

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The Mexico-U.S. Joint Contingency Plan covers various components of a cross-border response, such as coordination and levels of command roles and responsibilities; planning and preparedness; meetings and exercises; operational elements such as mechanical recovery and dispersant usage; trans- [ Read Full Article ]

8/3/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Application for vessel inspection, waiver, and continuous synopsis record

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:13 AM
The collection of information requires the owner, operator, agent, or master of a vessel to apply in writing to the Coast Guard before the commencement of an inspection for certification, when a waiver is desired from the requirements of navigation and vessel inspection, or to request a Continuous [ Read Full Article ]

8/3/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Oil and hazardous materials transfers

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:59 AM
The Coast Guard seeks comments from vessel operators on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures without change. Comments must be received by Oct. 2, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 3 August 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:02 AM
Headlines: Gulf of Mexico – dock owner sought; COAC – meeting on 23 August; Gulf of Mexico – record ‘dead zone’; and Senate – bill introduced to lift Cuban trade embargo. August 3, 2017 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 2 August 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:17 AM
Headlines: USCG – MOA with NCB; Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal – safety zone; FMC – controlled carriers; Treasury – countries with international boycotts; CMTS – updated Strategic Action Plan; House – bill introduced re C-TPAT; IMO –award for exceptional bravery; Paris & Tokyo MOUs [ Read Full Article ]

8/1/2017: Coast Guard and National Cargo Bureau sign Memorandum of Agreement

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00 AM
This new agreement signed July 20, 2017, outlines specific operating standards for organizations such as NCB including record keeping, quality management systems, training and qualification of personnel, liability, and governmental oversight of activities. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 1 August 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:52 AM
Headlines: USCG – US-build determination; USCG – foreign-rebuild determination; USCG – MOA with ICGB; DOJ – former MSC contractor sentenced; FMC – complaint against Port Authority of NY/NJ; Paris & Tokyo MOUs – CIC on navigation safety; UK – MAIB annual report; and UK – marine equipment [ Read Full Article ]

7/31/2017: Coast Guard and International Cargo Gear Bureau sign Memorandum of Agreement

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 31, 2017 - 12:43 PM
The Memorandum of Agreement is for inspections and tests performed on U.S. flagged vessels by ICGB on behalf of the Coast Guard. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 31 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, July 31, 2017 - 6:49 AM
Headlines: Alaska – murder on cruise ship; Hawaii – Kamokuna Lava Delta Safety Zone; NOAA – national marine sanctuaries; NOAA – cancer fighting deep-sea sponge; Senate- bill introduced to repeal Jones Act; CRS – Coast Guard safeguarding maritime transportation; Court – state [ Read Full Article ]