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7/9/2018: Waterway suitability assessment to increase liquefied natural gas facility berths and vessel traffic; Cameron Parish, Louisiana

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 9, 2018 - 10:46 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment regarding plans for new berths at an LNG facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and to increase the number of LNG vessels at the facility from [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, July 9, 2018 - 6:41 AM
Headlines: Puerto Rico & USVI – Port Condition X-Ray; Louisiana – waterway suitability assessment; USCG – ballast water management; Australia – vessel detained & owners arrested; Panama Canal – June operations summary; and UK – ship security guidance. July 9, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime [ Read Full Article ]

7/6/2018: Recap of Coast Guard remarks during Korea Maritime Week

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 6, 2018 - 12:57 PM
Director of Inspections and Compliance for the U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams had the opportunity to address about 250 members of the international shipping community last month during Korea Maritime Week. This post provides a recap of her remarks made during the Ballast Water Management [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, July 6, 2018 - 5:43 AM
Headlines: USCG – Operation Arctic Guardian; USCG – E-Zero designees; USCG – African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership; Red Sea – caution advised; St. Lawrence Seaway – AIS Navigation status; DOJ – two freight forwarder executives arrested; CMTS – speaker series event on 30 July; [ Read Full Article ]

7/5/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:07 AM
In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 5 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, July 5, 2018 - 6:44 AM
Headlines: USCG – fuel oil consumption reporting; USCG – form for facility inspections; USCG – Subchapter M COIs; USCG – towing vessels and AIS; Savannah – regulated navigation area; BSEE – blowout preventer systems & well control; FMC – West Coast MTO Agreement; FERC – Calcasieu Pass [ Read Full Article ]

7/3/2018: Is your Automated Identification System ready for Subchapter M?

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 3, 2018 - 8:15 AM
During the month of June 2018, over 50 percent of towing vessels operating in U.S. waters transmitted incorrect AIS data, and an alarming number of these vessels did not accurately report their dimensions or broadcast a properly assigned MMSI number. This post provides guidance to owners/operators [ Read Full Article ]

7/2/2018: MARPOL Annex VI fuel oil consumption reporting

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 2, 2018 - 8:21 AM
Recent amendments to MARPOL Annex VI - Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships require that from calendar year 2019, each ship of 5,000 gross tonnage and above collect the data specified in appendix IX of MARPOL Annex VI, for that and each subsequent calendar year or portion [ Read Full Article ]

7/2/2018: Collecting information for Subchapter M certificates of inspection

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 2, 2018 - 8:09 AM
As of June 25, 2018, the Coast Guard has issued 22 certificates of inspection to towing vessels in both the Atlantic and Pacific areas of operation. Additional inspections are scheduled between now and July 20, 2018, when Subchapter M is fully implemented. This post highlights several important [ Read Full Article ]

6/28/2018: Coast Guard facility inspectors will use form CG-835F “Facility Inspection Requirements”

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:23 AM
This post is to make facility owners and operators aware that effective immediately, Coast Guard facility inspectors will use Coast Guard Form CG-835F to document facility inspections. CG-835F is a modification of CG-Form 835, “Vessel/Facility Inspection Requirements,” and is specifically formatted [ Read Full Article ]