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MSIB: Maintaining Maritime Commerce and Identification of Essential Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 30, 2020 - 1:45 PM
The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-20 to provide further clarification when making determinations regarding which MTS workers are considered essential in regions impacted by COVID-19 quarantine and shelter-in-place orders. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200330

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, March 30, 2020 - 6:33 AM
Headlines: USCG – drug testing amid COVID-19; USCG – essential maritime critical infrastructure employees; Georgia – Golden Ray floating pipe barrier; USN – hospital ship USNS Mercy arrives in Los Angeles; USN – hospital ship USNS Comfort transiting to New York [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Guidance for Maritime Operators on Compliance with Federal Drug Testing Requirements

Maritime CommonsSunday, March 29, 2020 - 3:14 PM
The Office of Investigations and Analysis writes about the challenges facing employers to conduct mandatory drug testing during the COVID-19 pandemic response. In this article they explain options to maintain compliance in this challenging environment. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB 09-20 Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 27, 2020 - 2:50 PM
The Coast Guard has released guidance regarding its current position on commercial vessel compliance activities during the COVID-19 response. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200327

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 27, 2020 - 3:05 AM
Headlines: USCG – vessel inspections, exams & documentation; USCG – maritime operations during stay-at-home order; NIOSH – emergency response employee exposure to COVID-19; MARAD – GPS interference; USN – aircraft carrier crew tested for COVID-19; NTSB – towboat sinks in heavy current; St. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200326

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, March 26, 2020 - 4:31 AM
Headlines: USCG – BWMS type approval certificate issued; DOS – meeting re IMO FAL 44 cancelled; CBP – COAC meeting on 15 April; FEMA – PSGP revised application date; St. Lawrence Seaway – limitations on interfaces; CDC – COVID-19 and cruise ships; FMC – open for business; FMC – February Activity [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:59 PM
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference April 8, 2020 to discuss issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia GloEn- Patrol 2.0

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:34 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 27th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasia Co. Ltd., 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 ]

NVIC 01-20, “Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at MTSA Regulated Facilities”

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:24 AM
The Coast Guard has issued guidance to facility owners and operators on complying with the requirements to assess, document, and address computer system and network vulnerabilities. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200325

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, March 25, 2020 - 5:32 AM
Headlines: DHS – maritime workers are essential; USCG – BWMS type approval certificates issued; St. Lawrence Seaway – 2020 Navigation Season; Court – fortuity and burden of proof; Court – Robins Dry Dock & collateral estoppel; EC – liner consortia block exemption extended; India – advice to [ Read Full Article ]