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7/20/2016: Safety alert: Routine lifejacket inspections

Maritime CommonsWednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:49 AM
The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to remind all vessel operators to routinely inspect their lifejackets to ensure they are suitable for service. Recently Coast Guard inspectors discovered over 60 lifejackets that were required to be removed and destroyed. It was discovered that the unicellular [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, July 20, 2016 - 7:01 AM
Headlines: USCG – Subchapter M correction notice. Mississippi River – body of late master recovered; FMC – Daniel B. Maffei sworn in as Commissioner; FAA – commercial space launches and reentries; Court – failure to assert admiralty jurisdiction; Alaska – marine debris cleanup; and California [ Read Full Article ]

7/19/2016: Correction notice for subchapter M: Inspection of towing vessels

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 19, 2016 - 4:37 PM
The Coast Guard announces the publication of a correction notice for the Inspection of Towing Vessels final rule published on June 20, 2016. The Coast Guard is issuing this correction notice to correct three dates that were listed incorrectly in the original rule. These corrections align these [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, July 19, 2016 - 4:24 AM
Headlines: NTSB – fatigue-induced collision; Mississippi River – master falls overboard; Upper Niagara River – boaters towed to safety; USCG – inspection of towing vessels COI; DOJ – tanker owner and operator indicted; Court – use of low frequency sonar; EU – comment on arbitral award; [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, July 18, 2016 - 7:10 AM
Headlines: USCG – draft changes to MSM; FMC – meeting on 20 July; APHIS – mandatory use of ACE; BOEM – additional OCS security requirements; Senate – bill introduced re sea level rise; and Mauritius – convictions for attempted piracy. July 18, 2016 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s [ Read Full Article ]

7/15/2016: Draft revisions to the Marine Safety Manual, Volume III

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft update to the Marine Safety Manual (MSM), Volume III, Marine Industry Personnel, and the corresponding Commandant Change Notice that highlights the changes made to that manual. The Coast Guard seeks and will consider comments on these draft [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, July 15, 2016 - 7:23 AM
Headlines: Delaware Bay & River – anchorage grounds; USCG – proposed changes to MSM; BSEE & BOEM – Arctic OCS drilling; MARAD – Delfin LNG DWP DEIS; USACE – Inland Waterways Users Board; Senate- bill introduced to reauthorize NTSB; and India – shipbuilding financial assistance policy [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:29 AM
Headlines: DOJ – ocean carrier to pay $98.9 million fine; USCG – BWMS denial letters; Great Lakes – tall ships safety zones; Marina del Rey – anchorage regulations; House – bill introduced re maritime security assistance; Senate – bill introduced re taxation and oil spills; Senate – bill [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, July 13, 2016 - 7:05 AM
Headlines: USCG – final denial of BWMS appeal; USCG – ballast water management guidance; USCG – third party review team; OMB – TWIC card reader requirements; House – USCG Arctic Implementation Capabilities; Court – sea otter translocation program; and South China Sea – Philippines prevails, [ Read Full Article ]

7/12/2016: Final action on ballast water management system appeals

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:18 PM
On Dec. 14, 2015, the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center denied requests from four ballast water treatment system manufacturers to use an alternative testing method for Coast Guard type approval of their ultra-violet based ballast water management systems. All four appealed the MSC’s decision. All [ Read Full Article ]