APMA Blog Feeds

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:28 AM
Headlines: USCG – Marine Safety Manual, Vol. III; USCG – regulatory reform; PHMSA – transport of dangerous goods; Bering Sea – fishing vessel wreck located; OFAC – $2 million penalty against ExxonMobil; St. Lawrence Seaway – tug assistance; House – bill introduced re DOT maritime [ Read Full Article ]

7/25/2017: Recap of remarks by Rear Adm. Paul Thomas at AAPA’s port security seminar

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:51 AM
Adm. Thomas recently spoke at the American Association of Port Authorities Port Security Seminar and Expo in Chicago, Illinois. The expo brought members together to take a closer look at securing America’s ports from the inside out, with a special focus on supply chain security and their related [ Read Full Article ]

7/25/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Characteristics of liquid chemicals proposed for bulk water movement

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:00 AM
The Coast Guard seeks comments from manufacturers of chemicals on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for the Characteristics of Liquid Chemicals Proposed for Bulk Water Movement without change. Comments must be received by the Coast Guard by Aug. 23, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 25 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:52 AM
Headlines: USCG – expiration of MMC extensions; USCG – Subchapter M reminder; USCG Safety Alert re CO2 systems; USCG – Waves on the Waterfront; FAA – UAS for SAR; FERC – Freeport LNG expansion; USACE – regulatory reform; NTSB – marine investigator sought; Australia – automatic VHF channel [ Read Full Article ]

7/24/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Great Lakes Pilotage

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 24, 2017 - 8:35 AM
The Office of Great Lakes Pilotage is seeking a revision of the Office of Management and Budget's current approval for Great Lakes Pilotage data collection requirements for the three U.S. pilot associations it regulates. This revision would require continued submission of data to an electronic [ Read Full Article ]

7/24/2017: Marine Safety Alert 07/17 – CO2 hazards are nothing new

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM
During two recent vessel inspections Coast Guard marine inspectors participated in and witnessed occasions where the testing and maintenance of a CO2 system resulted in serious safety threats that could have easily led to loss of lives. [ Read Full Article ]

7/21/2017: Reminder – national merchant mariner credential extension expires September 30

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The Coast Guard granted extensions of national endorsements for any mariner whose Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) expired on or after Dec. 1, 2016. The extension was effective immediately and remains valid until Sept. 30, 2017. Mariners are not authorized to sail on an expired MMC after Sept. 30 [ Read Full Article ]

7/21/2017: NOAA locates f/v Destination wreckage, Coast Guard hearing set for August

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 21, 2017 - 10:41 AM
Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing fishing vessel Destination at the request of the Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation. The Destination and its six crew members were lost Feb. 11, 2017, while fishing for Opilio crab (snow crab) [ Read Full Article ]

7/21/2017: ASME-USCG Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards open for registration

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards announced registration is open for the 2017 ASME – U.S. Coast Guard Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards, October 16-17, at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Optimizing Marine Energy [ Read Full Article ]

7/20/2017: July 20 significant date for Subchapter M implementation

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:53 AM
This post provides a summary of actions and due dates required for the towing vessel industry to comply with Subchapter M. [ Read Full Article ]