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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 ]

7/12/2016: Creation of a third party review team

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 12, 2016 - 3:44 PM
In order to better understand how the prevention program currently uses third party organizations for vessel compliance and how it may change in the future, Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, the assistant commandant for prevention policy, chartered a cross directorate team of experts to inventory, analyze [ Read Full Article ]

7/12/2016: Alternate Management Systems Program Update – Release of MSIB 10-16

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:55 PM
A note from Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, on the release of Marine Safety Information Bulletin OES-MSIB 10-16, Alternate Management Systems Program Update. [ Read Full Article ]

7/12/2016: Cargo securing manuals – approval of information collection request

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:54 AM
The Coast Guard published a notice announcing that it has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget for an information collection request associated with the cargo securing manuals interim rule published in May 2016. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:18 AM
Headlines: South China Sea – Philippines prevails; Hudson River – safety zone; USCG – cargo securing manuals; Court – Shipping Act preempts state law; IMO – award for bravery at sea; and Panama Canal – June operations. July 12, 2016 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting [ Read Full Article ]

7/11/2016: Congressional hearing alert – Coast Guard Arctic operations, capabilities

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 11, 2016 - 4:05 PM
On July 12, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Charles Michel will testify before a congressional hearing focused on Coast Guard Arctic operations and capabilities. [ Read Full Article ]