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07/17/2018: New Ship Structure Committee report released: SSC-474

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:45 PM
The Ship Structure Committee announced the publication of a new report, SSC-474, titled "Structural Assessment of Aged Ships," by Mr. Gregory Walker, Mr. Brendan Connell and Mr. Sean Kery of CSRA. The report describes the development of an assessment process to accurately predict the survivability [ Read Full Article ]

07/17/2018: TugSafe Lite is now TugSafe Central with two new sections and more links to useful information

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:17 PM
TugSafe Lite has been expanded and retitled TugSafe Central and is an important online source for Subchapter M compliance requirements and guidance. It has two new sections and new links to regulatory cites, USCG guidance documents and a link to a downloadable electronic version that is also [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 17 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:28 AM
Headlines: Hawaii – injuries on lava tour boat; USCG – covered areas on open decks; Gulf of Aden – threat to shipping; NTSB – towboat grounding; NTSB – fishing vessel sinks due to icing; BSEE – confidential near-miss data; CBP – interest rates; Court – unpermitted but known mooring dolphin [ Read Full Article ]

7/16/2018: Covered areas on open decks – risks and requirements for passenger vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 16, 2018 - 10:34 AM
The evolution of passenger amenities on cruise ships has far surpassed the original language of the existing regulations. This is particularly evident on open deck areas where the current trend to situate a variety of cooking, dining, and entertainment options has increased the fire risk. When [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, July 16, 2018 - 6:09 AM
Headlines: USCG – hearing re tank barge explosion and fire; OMB – maritime regulatory reform; FWS – double-crested cormorants; COAC – webinar meeting on 1 August; BOEM – New York Bight wind power leasing; Court – maritime lien extinguished by laches; and Court – competing liens. July 16, [ Read Full Article ]

07/13/2018: Public hearing being held July 16 in Houston, Texas, for Bouchard No. 255 tank barge incident

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 13, 2018 - 4:59 PM
The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning July 16, 2018, at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence related to an incident that occurred aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge. The hearing will continue to July 27, 2018. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:20 AM
Headlines: Port Valdez – safety zone; USACE & EPA – waters of the United States; NOAA – possible meteorite fragments recovered; House – bill introduced re FMC; UK – laser targeting sanctions; and UK – ballast water management FAQ. July 12, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:13 AM
Headlines: White House – Executive Order re ALJs; USCG – CSNCOE newsletter; IWUB – meeting on 30 August; House – committee approves H.R. 6206; House – bill introduced to combat lionfish; Court – lack of notice; EU – maritime security action plan; Paris MOU – infographic; Hong Kong – [ Read Full Article ]

7/10/2018: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise summer newsletter highlights most common reasons for PSC detentions, deficiencies

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:05 PM
The Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise in Ft. Lauderdale recently released its semi-annual newsletter and Maritime Commons will be releasing individually several of the articles that we think will be of particular interest to our readers. For more information about the CSNCOE, or to […] [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 10 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:40 AM
Headlines: EPA – ECA workshop on 30 July; Court – no abuse of discretion; IMO – ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’; IMO – award for bravery; and Singapore – safe navigation reminder. July 10, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way [ Read Full Article ]