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4/10/2019: Recognized auditor/assessor courses

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:41 AM
The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise posted a notice on its website that the Third-Party Organization webpage has been updated to reflect current auditor/assessor courses recognized by the Coast Guard as of April 10, 2019. [ Read Full Article ]

4/10/2019: Notice of additional public meeting – Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:18 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it will hold an additional public meeting in Montauk, New York, on April 29th, to receive comments on a notice of study entitled “Port Access Route Study: The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island” that was published in the Federal [ Read Full Article ]

4/9/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Flag state control, Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, and more from keynote remarks

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:00 AM
In addition to remarks on IMO 2020 during his keynote speech at Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2019 Shipping Conference, Rear Adm. John Nadeau gave attendees a rundown of some of the other initiatives and issues the Coast Guard’s prevention program focused on in 2018. In this post, we are [ Read Full Article ]

4/8/2019: Congressional hearing alert – Securing America’s transportation and maritime systems and the FY 2020 budget request

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 8, 2019 - 1:01 PM
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz will testify at a Congressional Hearing titled, "Securing America’s Transportation and Maritime Systems: A Review of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Requests for the U.S. Coast Guard and TSA." [ Read Full Article ]

4/8/2019: Policy Letter 19-01 – Enforcement guidance for harbor assist vessels when operating beyond the boundary line

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 8, 2019 - 10:35 AM
This policy letter provides guidance for the OCMI to exercise discretion with enforcing regulations, as appropriate, related to manning schemes, credentialing, and watchkeeping requirements so that the relatively few towing vessels that conduct harbor assist operations outside the Boundary Line [ Read Full Article ]

4/5/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Summary of Coast Guard remarks to INTERTANKO panel

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 5, 2019 - 2:50 PM
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, addressed leaders of the International Association of Independent Oil Tankers during Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping Conference 2019, in Stamford, Connecticut, April 2, 2019. In this post, we provide a summary of a few [ Read Full Article ]

4/5/2019: Port and Facility Compliance annual report published

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 5, 2019 - 10:18 AM
This report highlights the efforts of CG-FAC and its partners to ensure our port communities are a safe and secure place to do business. [ Read Full Article ]

4/3/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Keynote remarks on “Countdown to Compliance of IMO 2020”

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:36 PM
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, attended Connecticut Maritime Association's Shipping 2019 Conference in Stamford this week. Nadeau gave keynote remarks on the upcoming IMO 2020 global cap and also discussed various other initiatives the Coast Guard addressed in [ Read Full Article ]

4/2/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Coast Guard presents distinguished public service award

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:17 PM
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant of prevention policy, and Mr. Jeff Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, presented a Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award April 2, 2019 to Mr. James R. Lawrence during the 34th Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping [ Read Full Article ]

4/2/2019: Coast Guard, industry experts hold 6th Outer Continental Shelf Inspectors Course

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:00 AM
The OCS Inspectors Course familiarizes Coast Guard marine inspectors and port state control officers with their responsibilities in examining foreign-flagged Mobile Offshore Drilling Units operating on the U.S. OCS. Qualified instructors from the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise [ Read Full Article ]