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MTS workers continue to fulfill critical role during COVID-19 pandemic

Maritime CommonsSunday, May 9, 2021 - 12:16 PM
RDML Richard V. Timme, USCG Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy highlights the importance of MTS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in a letter to industry. [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:47 AM
Headlines: CDC – technical instructions for cruise ships; CDC – COVID-19 operations manual; USCG – salvage of SEACOR Power; USCG – COVID-19 and foreign passenger vessel exams; USCG – cruise ship medic al standards; Alaska – derelict tug scuttled at sea; USCG – OCS-related accidents, etc.; USCG – [ Read Full Article ]

Cruise Ship NCOE Industry Notice 21-01: Cruise Ship Medical Standards

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:11 AM
The Cruise Ship NCOE has issued Industry Notice 21-01 to provide information to owners and operators within the cruise industry regarding new requirements established with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R. 6395). [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 5, 2021 - 10:27 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Policy Letter 21-02 “Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance” to provide guidance to the Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise and Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection on Coast Guard examination requirements for all [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 3)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:53 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 3) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations – Change 3” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement. [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:08 AM
Headlines: California – search near Point Loma suspended; USCG – President Biden to speak at USCGA graduation; St. Lawrence Seaway – lockage without mooring lines; Tokyo MOU – annual report; Malta – fatality due to parted mooring line; Singapore – crew changes involving South Asia prohibited; [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Public Meeting: 45th session of the International Maritime Organization’s Facilitation Committee

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 3, 2021 - 2:04 PM
The Department of State will conduct a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by way of teleconference. The primary purpose of this meeting is to prepare for the forty fifth session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Facilitation Committee (FAL 45) to be held [ Read Full Article ]

Mask requirement for persons aboard vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 3, 2021 - 9:26 AM
The Coast Guard continues to work closely with the CDC for maritime related issues and confirmed with the CDC that the CDC requirements in Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MISB) 02-21 Change 1 remains the most current guidance. [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, May 3, 2021 - 3:55 AM
Headlines: California – vessel overturns with 29 onboard; MARAD – replacement of MSP vessel; CDC – mitigation of COVID-19 on cruise ships; BOEM – wind facility off RI & MA proposed; DOT – civil penalty inflation adjustment; Senate – bill introduced re VRP modification; Court – lack of personal [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, April 30, 2021 - 6:28 AM
Headlines: USCG – 42nd BWMS type approval; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; USACE – submissions for annual report; Senate – bill introduced to ban export of crude oil & LNG; Senate – bill introduced re navy shipyards; IMO – decarbonization initiative; ILO – new seafarer [ Read Full Article ]