APMA Blog Feeds

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 25 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, May 25, 2018 - 3:39 AM
Headlines: NTSB – digest re sinking of El Faro; NTSB – insufficient mooring arrangement; USCG – BWMS website updates; USCG – GMDSS to expand to polar regions; FMC – information sought on PierPass amendment; MARAD – USMMA Superintendent transferring to HQ; MTSNAC – meeting on 11 June; DOJ – [ Read Full Article ]

5/24/2018: U.S.-based Iridium to expand GMDSS to Polar regions

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM
This international recognition enables Iridium to enter the market for the IMO-required distress communications system alongside the current provider, United Kingdom-based Inmarsat. [ Read Full Article ]

5/24/2018: Latest updates to Marine Safety Center’s ballast water management system website

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:41 AM
The Marine Safety Center recently updated two tools posted to its ballast water management system website to assist industry when completing the ballast water management system type approval process, or when accessing letters of intent. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 24 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:08 AM
Headlines: USCG – performing inspections also performed by ROs; USCG – updated Subchapter M FAQs; FEMA – PSGP Grant Opportunity; USN – celebrating National Maritime Day; Senate – bill introduced re carriage of crude oil and LNG; House – bill introduced to outlaw OPEC; Canada – 2018 Pilotage [ Read Full Article ]

5/23/2018: Release of Mission Management System Work Instruction 005 – Request for recognized organization internal Quality Management System review.

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 23, 2018 - 2:17 PM
This instruction formalizes a process, known as a Quality Case, for the Coast Guard to request an internal investigation or root cause analysis when objective evidence indicates that a potential failure or lack of effectiveness of the Recognized Organization's Quality Management System resulted in [ Read Full Article ]

5/23/2018: Updated Subchapter M FAQs now available

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 23, 2018 - 8:22 AM
The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise recently published the latest additions and updates to the Frequently Asked Questions regarding Subchapter M, inspected towing vessels. As a convenience for our readers, in this post Maritime Commons is providing a compilation of those changes. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 23 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:17 AM
Headlines: DOE – application to export LNG; Newport News, VA – proposed restricted areas; Little Creek, VA – proposed restricted area; ITC – submarine communication systems; New York Bight – wind energy development; Senate – bill introduced re export of crude oil and LNG; House – bill [ Read Full Article ]

5/22/2018: Notice of public meeting in preparation for the 68th session of the IMO’s Technical Cooperation Committee Meeting and the 120th session of the IMO Council

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:14 AM
The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register Notice that it will conduct an open public meeting in Washington, D.C., June 13, 2018, in preparation for the upcoming 68th session of the International Maritime Organization's Technical Cooperation Committee Meeting and the 120th session of the IMO [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 22 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:37 AM
Headlines: White House – National Maritime Day; White House – National Safe Boating Week; FEMA – $100 million for PSGP; FEMA – guidance re cybersecurity investments; USCG – meeting on 13 June re IMO TC 68 and C 120; Hawaii – lava flow dangers; BOEM – offshore renewable energy leasing [ Read Full Article ]

5/21/2018: Notice of public workshop on consistent implementation of regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI (Global 0.50% Sulfur Cap)

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 21, 2018 - 10:35 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a public workshop in Washington, D.C., June 5, 2018, in preparation for the upcoming intersessional working group meeting of the International Maritime Organization on consistent implementation of regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL [ Read Full Article ]

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