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4/26/2019: Coast Guard, EPA to hold in-person listening session on Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 26, 2019 - 7:37 AM
The two-day listening session will be held May 29-30, 2019, at the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. During the session, the EPA and the USCG will provide a general overview of VIDA, a summary of regulatory considerations for specific incidental discharges, including an [ Read Full Article ]

4/26/2019: Coast Guard to hold public hearing in Louisiana for Sunshine Bridge investigation

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00 AM
The Coast Guard 8th District announced in a news release that it will convene a public hearing beginning May 6, 2019, to consider evidence related to the Kristin Alexis formal marine casualty investigation. The hearing will focus on the overhead strike of the Highway 70 Sunshine Bridge in [ Read Full Article ]

4/25/2019: Marine Safety Center receives 25th application for ballast water management system type approval

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:28 PM
The Marine Safety Center received its 25th application for type approval for the HK-(E)C Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Miura Co., Ltd. MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. [ Read Full Article ]

4/25/2019: Marine Safety Alert – Man overboard: Fatality calls for reassessment of hazards and risks

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:22 AM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 05-19, “Man Overboard! An unusual fatality calls for reassessment of hazards and risks,” to educate owners and operators of deep draft vessels on the circumstances surrounding a tragic incident that left one mariner dead. [ Read Full Article ]

4/24/2019: Polar Security Cutter contract awarded to recapitalize nation’s Arctic capabilities

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:21 AM
The Coast Guard and Navy, through an Integrated Program Office, awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter. [ Read Full Article ]

4/23/2019: Coast Guard releases new Arctic Strategic Outlook

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:51 AM
As the nation’s primary maritime presence in the Polar Regions, the Coast Guard advances national interests through a unique blend of polar operational capability, regulatory authority, and international leadership across the full spectrum of maritime governance. The Coast Guard will continue to [ Read Full Article ]

4/23/2019: Annual Port State Control Report for 2018 now available

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:36 AM
The PSC annual report provides the global maritime industry key statistics and compliance trends in relation to compliance with U.S. and international regulations. [ Read Full Article ]

4/19/2019: Domestic vessel annual report for 2018 now available

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 19, 2019 - 10:53 AM
The report highlights, U.S. domestic fleet deficiencies, inspections, and marine casualty statistics and serves as a powerful tool to study trends, identify key performance indicators, and bring attention to issues in the fleet. [ Read Full Article ]

4/19/2019: Coast Guard presents marine transportation industry leader with public service award

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 19, 2019 - 7:30 AM
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, presented Mr. Walter Blessey, Jr. with a Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award during the American Waterways Operators' Spring Convention, held in Washington, D.C. last week, for Blessey's outstanding contributions to the [ Read Full Article ]

4/18/2019: Vessel Incidental Discharge Act – Two upcoming webinars

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM
This post provides information about two upcoming webinars that will provide a general overview of VIDA, discuss interim and future discharge requirements, describe future state and public engagement opportunities, and answer select clarifying questions raised by the audience. [ Read Full Article ]