APMA Blog Feeds

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 28 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:46 AM
Headlines: St. Lawrence Seaway – new anchorage grounds; OFAC – Iranian sanctions; DOJ – proposed consent decree; NOAA – Science & Technology for America’s Oceans; Senate – bill introduced re biometric card readers; Senate – bill introduced re marine aquaculture; IMO – ship noise; Panama [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 27 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:30 AM
Headlines: NY/NJ Harbor – safety and security zones; MARAD – $7 million for AMHP projects; New York – cleaner engines on floating crane; House – bill introduced to enhance maritime safety; House – bill introduced re blue technology; and Court – uninspected vessel? June 27, 2018 Bryant’s [ Read Full Article ]

6/26/2018: Former American Waterways Operators chairman earns Public Service Award

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:00 AM
Mr. James Farley was presented with a Meritorious Public Service Award, the second highest Coast Guard Public Service Award, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to navigation safety, environmental stewardship and homeland security during his decades-long involvement with the American [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, June 26, 2018 - 6:52 AM
Headlines: USCG – RADM Bennis Awards re maritime security; USCG – illegal passenger vessel charter operations; USCG – ITV International Addendum; St. Lawrence Seaway – use of lines at HFM locks; House – bill introduced to retrain transportation workers; Court – lack of vicarious liability; [ Read Full Article ]

6/25/2018: Nat’l Maritime Center issues instructions regarding STCW Polar Code

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 25, 2018 - 9:02 AM
The National Maritime Center posted a bulletin to its website with amplifying information regarding Policy Letter 02-18, “Guidelines for Qualifications of Personnel for Issuing STCW Endorsements for Basic and Advanced Polar Code Operations,” which published in the Federal Register June 22, 2108. [ Read Full Article ]

6/25/2018: Recent law enforcement case highlights dangers of illegal passenger vessel charter operations

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 25, 2018 - 8:05 AM
In November, we published a blog post on illegal passenger vessel operations and the risk they pose to public safety, credentialed mariners, and legitimate operators. In this post, we highlight a recent case in Miami as an example of the dangers associated with illegal charter operations and the [ Read Full Article ]

6/25/2018: Winners of Rear Adm. Bennis recognized for excellence in maritime security

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 25, 2018 - 7:00 AM
In March, we announced the winners of the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in maritime security. Since April, leaders from around the Coast Guard have presented awards to the five winners. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, made the final [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 25 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, June 25, 2018 - 6:37 AM
Headlines: OMB – Government Reform Plan; USCG – STCW endorsements for Polar Code operations; EPA – hazardous substance discharges; DOE – import/export of natural gas; FERC – Calcasieu Pass LNG Project; Senate – DHS appropriations bill introduced; Senate – bill introduced re taking of sea [ Read Full Article ]

6/22/2018: Notice of Policy Implementing the 2016 Amendments to STCW in Support of the Polar Code

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 22, 2018 - 8:57 AM
This policy provides guidance for the issuance of Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, for Basic and Advanced Polar Code Operations. This policy is effective [ Read Full Article ]

6/22/2018: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – TWIC Reader Rule Delay of Effective Date

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 22, 2018 - 6:44 AM
The Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register June 22, 2018 to delay the effective date for certain facilities affected by the final rule entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements,” which was published in the Federal [ Read Full Article ]