APMA Blog Feeds

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3/16/2018: Summary of latest Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Public subcommittee meetings were held March 6-7, culminating in the full committee meeting March 8. This post provides an overview of the activities of the security, liquefied gas, hazardous substance response plan, and regulatory reform subcommittees. [ Read Full Article ]

3/16/2018: Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM
The Office of Navigation Systems is seeking input from interested mariners and maritime stakeholders for a study of navigation requirements for the entire Western Rivers System. This post provides details on the study and a link to an online survey. The survey is available until July 1, 2018. [ Read Full Article ]

3/16/2018: Reminder – National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM
As a reminder, the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Oakland, California, March 20-21, 2018, to review and discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. All meetings will be open to the public. The meeting will also be broadcast online. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 16, 2018 - 6:36 AM
Headlines: Chicago – temporary safety zone; Ohio River – temporary safety zone; Northern California – proposed RNA; USCG – Subchapter M and marine firefighting; USCG – IMO and environmental standards; NTSB – fire on ro-ro vessel; Senate – bill introduced re NOAA unmanned maritime systems; [ Read Full Article ]

3/15/2018: CMA Shipping 2018 – IMO and environmental standards

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:50 PM
Jeff Lantz, director of commercial regulations and standards, briefed conference attendees on the leading environmental issues the International Maritime Organization is facing. Lantz’s presentation was part of a panel titled, “The Economic Calculus of 2020.” Other members of the panel included [ Read Full Article ]

3/15/2018: Subchapter M regulations and marine firefighting requirements – A discussion from two perspectives

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Coast Guard will begin enforcing Subchapter M towing vessel regulations July 20, 2018, and it is important for tank and non-tank vessel owners and operators as well as towing vessel owners and operators to understand how Subchapter M may affect a towing vessel’s ability to be used as a resource [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:32 AM
Headlines: Gulf 0f Mexico – bi-national spill response seminar; USCG – direct submission of medical certificate applications; House – hearing on maritime programs budget; Denmark – EfficienSea2 conference on 5-6 April; and UK – maritime and shipping statistics. March 15, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, March 14, 2018 - 7:18 AM
Headlines: MARAD – National Maritime Day celebration on 22 May; USCG – activating a VRP; USCG – Excellence in Maritime Security; USCG – tenth BWMS type approval request received; Hudson River – safety assessment; FMC – French America Line cruise cancellations; House – hearing on maritime [ Read Full Article ]

3/13/2018: Tenth application received for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its tenth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the BIO-SEA B Ballast Water Management System manufactured by BIO-UV Group. [ Read Full Article ]

3/13/2018: CMA Shipping 2018 – Summary of keynote address by Deputy Commandant for Operations, Vice Adm. Charles Ray

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:50 AM
Ray’s remarks focused on securing the alignment of safe and efficient commerce. He pointed out that 90 percent of the world trade is carried by shipping and the U.S. alone accounts for 26 percent of the world’s consumer market. The United States is the fifth largest ship-owning country by tonnage [ Read Full Article ]