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3/08/2018: Coast Guard-American Waterways Operators Steering Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:05 AM
The Coast Guard-American Waterways Operators Safety Partnership held its National Quality Steering Committee meeting Feb. 21, 2018, with an agenda focusing on the concerns of the partnership and industry. Industry representatives discussed a variety of issues facing the towing industry and the [ Read Full Article ]

3/8/2018: Amendment to Subchapter M policy letter on use of existing SMS to obtain initial COI

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The amendment allows for an equivalency to vessels using an existing safety management system to provide three years of objective evidence in lieu of having a TSMS Certificate for six months prior to issuance of a vessel's initial COI. [ Read Full Article ]

3/8/2018: Merchant mariner credential and medical certificate harmonization

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:05 AM
The National Maritime Center posted a notice to its website announcing that mariners will be allowed to request harmonized expiration dates of their Merchant Mariner Credential and Medical Certificate. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:06 AM
Headlines: USCG – harmonization of MMC expiration dates; USCG – use of existing SMS to obtain initial COI; USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions; USCG – ninth BWMS type approval request; USCG – Benkert Awards for Environmental Excellence; DOS – meeting on 2 April re MEPC 72; NSIDC – polar [ Read Full Article ]

3/7/2018: Rear Adm. Nadeau hosts Benkert award recipients for presentation ceremony in New Orleans

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2:32 PM
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, presented awards to the five winners of the William M. Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence, during a ceremony in New Orleans, March 2, 2018. Maritime Commons announced the winners in a post Feb. 22, 2018, but we are sharing [ Read Full Article ]

3/7/2018: Ninth application received for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2:16 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its ninth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the BALPURE Ballast Water Management System manufactured by De Nora Water Technologies. MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast […] [ Read Full Article ]

3/7/2018: A closer look at NVIC 01-18 and BWMS compliance date extensions

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:34 PM
This blog highlights guidance provided in the recently released NVIC 01-18, "Ballast Water Management For Control Of Non-Indigenous Species In Waters Of The United States," regarding requests for compliance extensions. [ Read Full Article ]

3/7/2018: Invitation to participate in Area Contingency Planning survey

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:08 AM
The Coast Guard, along with its National Response Team partners, is requesting anyone with preparedness and response experience to complete a national online survey. The survey will be open from March 1st – April 30th, 2018. The time needed to complete the survey should range from 10‐25 minutes. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:25 AM
Headlines: USCG & USN – heavy polar icebreaker RFP; USCG – Area Contingency Planning survey; USCG & NOAA – navigation rules in US Coast Pilot; CMTS – marine-related webinars in March; House – hearing on implementation of USCG programs; and India – adequacy of port reception facilities [ Read Full Article ]

3/6/2018: Congressional hearing alert – Implementation of programs

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 6, 2018 - 2:36 PM
Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, deputy commandant for operations, policy, and capabilities, will testify March 7 before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Committee on the implementation of Coast Guard programs. [ Read Full Article ]