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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 2 May 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, May 2, 2016 - 6:58 AM
Headlines: USCG – second round of El Faro hearings; USCG – VGM equivalency; USCG – $100,000 civil penalty assessed for laser strike; MERPAC – meeting on 25-26 May; Admiralty Inlet – WAMS review; USCG – hydrogen fuel cell powered passenger ferry; BSEE – decommissioning cost estimates; [ Read Full Article ]

4/29/2016: Final reminder – discontinued ballast water reporting form

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 29, 2016 - 1:26 PM
The Coast Guard expects vessel owners and operators of vessels equipped with ballast water tanks and bound for ports or places in the United States to use the new form starting on May 1, 2016. [ Read Full Article ]

4/29/2016: Coast Guard works on hydrogen fuel cell high-speed passenger ferry

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 29, 2016 - 11:12 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard is working with Red and White Fleet, Sandia National Laboratories, MARAD, ABS, and Elliott Bay Design Group to examine the technical and regulatory aspects of building and operating a high-speed hydrogen fuel cell passenger ferry and hydrogen refueling station in San Francisco. [ Read Full Article ]

4/29/2016: Merchant Mariner Personnel Advisory Committee working group

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 29, 2016 - 8:27 AM
The Coast Guard published a notice announcing an upcoming Merchant Mariner Personnel Advisory Committee working group meeting. The working group will meet to discuss Task Statement 30, which asks the committee to evaluate utilizing military education, training, and assessment to satisfy national [ Read Full Article ]

4/28/2016: Additional information on Coast Guard determinations about container weight requirements, verified gross mass

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 28, 2016 - 3:45 PM
Today, the Coast Guard filed an equivalency with the International Maritime Organization, and released a marine safety information bulletin that provides additional information on the Coast Guard’s determinations about container weight requirements found in the International Convention for the [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 28 April 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:25 AM
Headlines: NTSB – another mission required to recover El Faro VDR; UN & USCG – the ultimate sacrifice; USCG & USMS – fugitives rescued and arrested; Senate – bill introduced re USN dry docks; UNSC – piracy in Gulf of Guinea; EU – new integrated policy for the Arctic; India – vessel [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 27 April 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:30 AM
Headlines: NTSB – El Faro VDR located; FMC – optional filing method; NLRB – class action arbitration waiver struck down; DOD – Freedom of Navigation report; New Zealand – verified gross mass reminder; and SS Sultana explosion and fire – 27 April 1865. April 27, 2016 Bryant’s Maritime Blog [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 April 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:28 AM
Headlines: USCG – safety alert re SAFELINK EPIRBs; USCG – 2016 Offshore Technology Conference; FMC – Haimark Line cancels future cruises; EPA – ocean disposal of marine mammal carcasses; Canada – new survey vessels to be procured; Panama Canal – initial transit thr0ugh new locks; Philippines [ Read Full Article ]

4/25/2016: 2016 Offshore Technology Conference – Joint USCG and BSEE panel

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 25, 2016 - 2:34 PM
Give us your questions for the 2016’s Offshore Technology Conference joint speaking panel with the Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. We will get them answered! [ Read Full Article ]

4/25/2016: Safety alert – Recall of all SAFELINK EPIRBS

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 25, 2016 - 2:25 PM
The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to inform that Kannad Marine has issued a recall of all SAFELINK EPIRBs due to a possible defect that could result in the beacon not operating in emergency situations. [ Read Full Article ]