APMA Blog Feeds

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 September 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, September 16, 2016 - 4:15 AM
Headlines: MARAD – advisory re Zika virus; USCG – NTSB VTS study; USCG – OPC contract awarded; Florida – modification of security zones; New Jersey – SEIS cancellation; NMIO – 2016 Global Maritime Forum; Arctic – sea ice second lowest on record; and EC – stronger external borders targeted [ Read Full Article ]

9/15/2016: NTSB completes Vessel Traffic Services safety study

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:15 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board recently released a safety study of the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) program. The Coast Guard fully supported this effort and appreciates the comprehensive work done by the NTSB. The Coast Guard will evaluate and use the results to improve the [ Read Full Article ]

9/15/2016: Requirements for vessels with registry endorsements or foreign-flagged vessels that perform certain aquaculture support operations

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:11 PM
The Coast Guard promulgated a final rule amending 46 CFR subchapter I — Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

9/15/2016: Public listening session – Heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:04 PM
The Coast Guard announced an upcoming public listening session on the topic of heavy fuel oil use by ships in the Arctic. The purpose of this public listening session is for the Coast Guard to gather information on issues relating to the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in the Arctic. [ Read Full Article ]

9/15/2016: Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:58 PM
The Coast Guard announced an upcoming meeting of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee to review and discuss recommendations from its subcommittees, as well as hear certain other briefs on selected topics. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 September 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:06 AM
Headlines: White House – Côte d’Ivoire relations; OSHA – seafarer retaliation complaint procedures; USCG – marine environmental response & preparedness; USCG – aquaculture support operations; USCG – meeting re HFO use in the Arctic; TSAC – meeting on 26-27 October; PCA – disproportionate [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 September 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:31 AM
Headlines: USCG – ballast water management; Tacoma – security zone enforcement; USCGA – recognized as a top college; NTSB – VTS Safety Study; NOAA – Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap; FMC – Brown Bag Speakers on 15 September; FMC – meeting on 20 September; DOT – RFP for USMMA culture audit [ Read Full Article ]

9/13/2016: IMO ballast water convention – A note from Rear Adm. Thomas

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:41 AM
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) has been ratified and will now enter into force in September 2017. The U.S. Coast Guard welcomes this news as an [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 September 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:16 AM
Headlines: USCG – Safety Alert re inflatable life jackets; USCG – National Harbor Safety Conference; SLSDC – Advisory Board meeting on 30 September; India – vessel age restriction issues; and Panama Canal – August operations. September 13, 2016 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime [ Read Full Article ]

9/12/2016: Safety alert – Inflatable life jackets

Maritime CommonsMonday, September 12, 2016 - 4:19 PM
The Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Alert 13-16 to remind all inflatable life jacket users of the importance of performing periodic maintenance on their equipment. [ Read Full Article ]