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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 22 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, June 22, 2018 - 6:00 AM
Headlines: USCG – change to Inland Navigation Rules; USCG – the role of SMSs; Cape Charles – anchorage ground proposals; USCG – TWIC reader requirement delay; USCG – policy re Polar Code qualifications; NTSB – fire on ro-ro passenger vessel; Senate – bill introduced re biometric card readers [ Read Full Article ]

6/21/2018: Changes to Inland Navigation Rules

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:03 AM
The National Maritime Center posted a bulletin to its website to ensure that mariners and training providers are aware of changes to the Code of Federal Regulations, 33 CFR Subchapter E – Inland Navigation Rules. This change, advertised in the Federal Register Jan. 24, 2018, removed the word “ [ Read Full Article ]

6/21/2018: Posidonia 2018 – The role of safety management systems in the next chapter of shipping

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM
In the fourth and final post in our series covering Coast Guard participation in Posidonia earlier this month, we share a condensed version of remarks by Rear Adm. John to a group of young maritime professionals and junior seafarers on the next chapter of shipping and the impacts of digitalization [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:56 AM
Headlines: White House – Executive Order re ocean policy; USCG – BWMS type approval certificate; USCG – ballast water management regulations; Cape Charles – meetings re proposed anchorages; USN – three naval officers censured; NOAA – underwater acoustic impacts; FWS – eagle fatalities at [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM
The Marine Safety Center issued the ninth Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: GPS satellite maintenance

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:03 AM
GPS users should be aware that there may be a short period of high Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) / Position Dilution of Precision (PDOP) in two locations June 22-23, 2018. [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Coast Guard-Passenger Vessel Association Quality Partnership Meeting recap

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Coast Guard and the Passenger Vessel Association held their bi-annual Quality Partnership Meeting last month to discuss safety issues and other topics affecting the professional passenger vessel industry. The Coast Guard/PVA partnership was established in 1996 as a non-regulatory mechanism for [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Ballast water management regulations, global trends in the 21st Century

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM
In part three of our Posidonia series, we share a condensed version of Rear Adm. John Nadeau's remarks given during a conference jointly sponsored by the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, and the International Propeller Club in Port of [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:25 AM
Headlines: USCG – role of the regulator; CDC – inspection fees for cruise ships; IMO & Poland – World Maritime Day; and Australia – Iron Chieftain fire. June 20, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608-8135 [ Read Full Article ]

6/19/2018: Marine Safety Alert – A PFD that’s unwearable makes an emergency situation worse

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM
The Office of Investigations and Analysis released Marine Safety Alert 11-18 to raise awareness of potentially dangerous circumstance involving Personal Flotation Devices. During several inspections involving different vessels, Coast Guard personnel discovered a significant number (>100) of [ Read Full Article ]