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7/20/2017: Change 1 to NVIC 4-87 – Reporting of Inadequate Port Reception Facilities

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM
The change updates guidance for U.S. vessel owners and operators for voluntary reporting of inadequate port reception facilities (PRFs) in countries that are party to Annexes I, II, V, and VI of The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the [ Read Full Article ]

7/20/2017: Rear Adm. Thomas signs first QUALSHIP 21 certificates with E-Zero designation

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:56 AM
The new E-Zero designation is part of the QUALSHIP 21 program, whereby ships are further recognized for achieving a high level of environmental compliance and sustained performance. Approximately 15 percent of existing QUALSHIP 21 ships will receive the E-Zero designation. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:39 AM
Headlines: USCG – Marine Safety Manual, Vol. III; FMC – 19 July meeting; House – bill introduced re USMMA sexual harassment reporting; House – bill introduced re freedom of navigation; House – resolution introduced re Port Chicago incident; and UK – fatal tug girting and capsizing. July 20, [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:53 AM
Headlines: USCG – electronic charts and publications; USCG – members sought for LMRWSAC; USCG – reporting GPS disruptions; House – resolution introduced re Port Chicago incident; PCA – Russia ordered to pay €5 million; ReCAAP – half-year report; Antarctica – massive iceberg breaks off; Peru [ Read Full Article ]

7/18/1207: Do you know how to report a GPS disruption?

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM
The Coast Guard Navigation Center is encouraging mariners to review Marine Safety Alert 01-16 to re-familiarize themselves with the procedures to report a disruption and the actions they should take to mitigate the effects of a disruption, following a GPS disruption in the Black Sea in June. [ Read Full Article ]

7/18/2017: Update to NVIC 01-16, Electronic charts and publications policy

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:36 AM
The updated policy identifies acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications as well as position fixing and plotting requirements under Coast Guard regulations. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:38 AM
Headlines: USCG – electronic charts and publications; USCG – regulatory reform taskings; Canada – Seaway agreement extension; and MREN – salvage and marine firefighting. July 18, 2017 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608 [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 17 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, July 17, 2017 - 6:03 AM
Headlines: USCG – Marine Safety Manual, Vol. III; USCG – design criteria for LNG fuel systems; DHS/USCG – Notice of Arrival and Departure; Senate – bill introduced re natural gas import/export; Senate – bill introduced re Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund; Senate – bill introduced re passenger [ Read Full Article ]

7/14/2017: Marine Safety Manual, Volume III Change-2, Marine Industry Personnel now available

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM
Volume III of the Marine Safety Manual provides information and interpretations on international conventions and U.S. statutes and regulations relating to marine industry personnel. [ Read Full Article ]

7/14/2017: Coast Guard seeks assistance from five federal advisory committees on regulatory evaluations

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 14, 2017 - 1:08 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing new tasking to five federal advisory committees to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of each committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, [ Read Full Article ]

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