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3/13/2018: Winners of Rear Adm. Bennis award for excellence in maritime security announced

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM
This biennial award serves to highlight and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions of the maritime community with regards to implementation of Maritime Transportation Security Act requirements and other maritime security best practices in safeguarding our nation’s Marine [ Read Full Article ]

3/13/2018: Activating a Vessel Response Plan

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The implications of VRP activation are significant and a clear understanding is essential. Failure to activate a plan quickly or failure to use pre-contracted resources can result in delayed response and exacerbate potential environmental damages. In this post, we will attempt to clarify when plan [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:48 AM
Headlines: USCG – port state control and BWM; USCG – NOAD Schema 3.4 to be retired; Tokyo MOU – CIC preliminary results; RMI – seafarers on polar waters ships; and RMI – report of injury or loss of life. March 13, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW [ Read Full Article ]

3/12/2018: CMA Shipping 2018 – Summary of remarks by Asst Commandant for Prevention Policy Rear Adm. John Nadeau

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 12, 2018 - 10:39 PM
Rear Adm. Nadeau's remarks focused on Port State Control for the past year and ballast water management compliance and extensions. Nadeau said his goal is to ensure a safe, secure, and efficient Marine Transportation System by focusing on oversight of recognized organizations, SMS effectiveness, [ Read Full Article ]

3/12/2018: Congressional hearing alert – Review of FY 2019 budget request

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 12, 2018 - 7:17 PM
Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell will testify March 14 before the Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee. [ Read Full Article ]

3/12/2018: Coast Guard, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to begin focused crane inspection campaign

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 12, 2018 - 2:00 PM
The campaign, scheduled to take place this spring, will involve interagency teams visiting multiple drilling and production units across the Gulf of Mexico. Teams will use a focused inspections protocol to evaluate safety, gather and provide data to BSEE’s Office of Safety Management. [ Read Full Article ]

3/12/2018: Liquefied Gas Carrier NCOE delivers training to LGC class society surveyors

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The training afforded numerous opportunities for open dialogue between local Coast Guard marine inspectors and class surveyors to raise awareness of key safety issues, critical equipment components, and common deficiencies found onboard liquefied gas vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, March 12, 2018 - 7:42 AM
Headlines: North Carolina – stray containers monitored; USCG – ECA limited exemption re Tier II engines; USCG – National Quality Steering Committee meeting; USN – ICEX 2018; NOAA – new members appointed to HSRP; EC – VAT on provision of yachts; ReCAAP – February report; Ireland – maritime [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 9, 2018 - 9:52 AM
Headlines: USCG – VADM Schultz nominated as next Commandant; FMC – formal investigation re detention & demurrage; Senate – bill introduced re NOAA unmanned maritime systems; House – bill introduced re NOAA unmanned maritime systems; Singapore – report on USS McCain collision; UK – [ Read Full Article ]

3/8/2018: MARPOL ANNEX VI – Removal of unintended impact to shipyards by North American Emissions Control Area implementation

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:20 PM
The Coast Guard, working with its domestic and International Maritime Organization partners, submitted a proposal to IMO to amend Annex VI to allow vessels with a Tier II compliant engine to enter and depart the North American or Caribbean emission control areas provided the vessel was proceeding [ Read Full Article ]