APMA Blog Feeds

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3/22/2019: Special notice to mariners – upcoming GPS week number rollover

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 22, 2019 - 9:02 AM
The Coast Guard Navigation Center published a special notice to mariners that use GPS Equipment. The special notice outlines the details of the GPS Week Number Rollover that will occur April 6-7, 2019. [ Read Full Article ]

3/21/2019: New global shipping advisory regarding sanctions risks related to North Korea’s shipping practices

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:12 PM
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Coast Guard, issued an advisory to alert persons globally to deceptive shipping practices used by North Korea to evade sanctions. These practices may create significant sanctions [ Read Full Article ]

3/19/2019: Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard Address

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:04 PM
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz will deliver the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address, at 10 a.m., PST, Thursday, March 21, from Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach. This is Schultz's first State of the Coast Guard Address since his tenure as commandant began in 2018. Schultz will [ Read Full Article ]

3/19/2019: Safety Alert 02-19 – Not all navigation lights are created equal

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 19, 2019 - 8:00 AM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate published Marine Safety Alert 02-19, "Not all navigation lights are created equal," to assist all mariners in understanding the difference between navigation lights used on power driven vessels and those used on sailing vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:07 AM
Headlines: USCG – Subchapter M COI and SMFF; USCG – NOA reminder; DOJ – seaman’s manslaughter conviction; DOJ – proposed consent decree; Cook Inlet – sea otter takes proposed; and NSF – Advisory Committee for Polar Programs. March 19, 2019 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime [ Read Full Article ]

3/18/2019: Reminder – Subchapter M certificate of inspection and marine firefighting requirements

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 18, 2019 - 10:19 AM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance would like to remind the owners and operators of towing vessels that intend to participate in marine salvage or marine firefighting contingency plans and operations to note this on their Certificate of Inspections and ensure the vessel complies with the [ Read Full Article ]

3/18/2019: Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study: Port approaches and international entry and departure transit areas

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 18, 2019 - 9:10 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is beginning a new study of routes used by ships to access ports on the Atlantic Coast of the United States. The Ports and Waterways Safety Act requires the Coast Guard to study potential traffic density and assess the need for safe access [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, March 18, 2019 - 6:49 AM
Headlines: Missouri River – closed to navigation; USCG – unit stand down for third party oversight; USCG – Container Inspection Program Manual; Boston – Maritime Outreach Day on 21 March; USCG – IOSC call for papers and posters; USN – fire aboard USS Devastator; USN – large unmanned surface [ Read Full Article ]

3/15/2019: International Oil Spill Conference call for technical papers and posters

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM
The paper and poster presentations form the backbone of the IOSC’s technical program and contribute to the vast canon of oil pollution knowledge shared between the government, industry, and academia. Invited authors present their respective papers or posters during speaker platforms or interactive [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 15, 2019 - 7:21 AM
Headlines: Mississippi River – closed between MM 224.5 and MM 226; USCG – two owners convicted of illegal passenger charters; Texas – Sabine Pass anchorage ground amendment; USCG – Atlantic Coast port access study; USCG – PWSRCAC recertified; USCG – navigation lights for sailing vessels; USN [ Read Full Article ]