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5/11/2018: 14th application received for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 11, 2018 - 3:32 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 14th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the OceanGuard Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Headway Technology Co., Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

5/11/2018: New policy letter available regarding Equivalency Determination – FRP gratings conforming to ASTM F3059

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 11, 2018 - 3:22 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards published Policy Letter 01-18: “Equivalency Determination-FRP Gratings Conforming to ASTM F3059,” that provides guidance on the acceptance of Fiber Reinforced Plastic gratings as equivalent to steel on inspected vessels, including mobile [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, May 11, 2018 - 6:45 AM
Headlines: Hawaii – lava flow safety zone; DOJ – proposed consent decree; BSEE – well control and blowout preventer systems; DOJ – shipping company fined $1 million; House – bill introduced re TWIC readers; House – bill introduced to require TWIC testing; Court – timely disclosure of expert [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 10 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:53 AM
Headlines: DHS – NTAS Bulletin extended; USCG – hearing re Bouchard Barge No. 255 incident; DOJ – former MSC contractor sentenced to 87 months; Beaufort Sea – proposed oil & gas lease sale; Senate – bill introduced re domestic content of shipboard components; Senate – bill introduced re [ Read Full Article ]

5/9/2018: Date set for formal public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1:09 PM
The hearing will convene at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston July 16-27, 2018, to consider evidence related to the explosion, fire, and subsequent loss of life that occurred onboard the Bouchard No. 255 Tank Barge off the coast of Texas in 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

5/9/2018: Ballast water management – annual reporting requirement

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 9, 2018 - 8:11 AM
The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register notice that it is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend its regulations on ballast water management by eliminating the requirement for vessels operating on voyages exclusively between ports or places within a single Captain of the Port Zone to [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:38 AM
Headlines: OFAC – sanctions with respect to Iran; USCG – ballast water summary report; USCG – options for paying user fees; House – bill introduced re navigation facilities; House – hearing re ‘Blue Technologies’; Court – owner/operator liability for pollution; and Panama Canal – April [ Read Full Article ]

5/8/2018: Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise adds Tugsafe “Lite” to suite of Subchapter M job aids

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:56 AM
The Coast Guard released TugSafe in December 2017. TugSafe is designed to streamline and maximize efficiency of the Subchapter M inspection process by providing no guesswork inspections by dynamically generating a customized inspection checklist specific to a given towing vessel. After numerous [ Read Full Article ]

5/8/2018: Options for paying Coast Guard user fees

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:31 AM
For the convenience of our readers, this post provides updated options for mariners to submit payments for services and documents associated with merchant mariner credentialing, inspections, and vessel documentation. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:45 AM
Headlines: USCG – BWM FAQ updated; USCG & FEMA – national level hurricane exercise; Mediterranean Sea – reported GPS interference; DOJ – $414,000 civil penalty; USN – Second Fleet established; India – stranded seafarers; India – proposed Ports Bill; Ireland – Fastnet light; and [ Read Full Article ]