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7/11/2016: 2015 Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year award winner

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 11, 2016 - 12:35 PM
The Coast Guard congratulates the Hawaii and American Samoa Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) as the recipient of the 2015 AMSC of the Year award. [ Read Full Article ]

7/11/2016: Proposed rulemaking – Use of automatic pilot systems

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 11, 2016 - 9:46 AM
The Coast Guard seeks comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would permit tankers with automatic pilot systems that meet certain international standards to operate using those systems in waters subject to the shipping safety fairway or traffic separation scheme controls specified in our [ Read Full Article ]

7/11/2016: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 11, 2016 - 9:34 AM
The Coast Guard issued an announcement that a working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet to work on Task Statement 30, which asks the committee to evaluate utilizing military education, training, and assessment to satisfy national and STCW 1 credential requirements. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, July 11, 2016 - 6:49 AM
Headlines: USCG – Commandant’s Mid-Term Report; USCG NMC – QA requirements; USCG – use of autopilots by tankers; MERPAC – meeting on 2-4 August; COAC – meeting on 27 July; NOAA – T/B DBL 152 oil spill damage assessment; Senate – bill introduced re OCS administration; House – bill introduced [ Read Full Article ]

7/8/2016: Qualified Assessor requirements

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 8, 2016 - 9:14 AM
The Coast Guard National Maritime Center posted a notice specifying the requirements for Qualified Assessor (QA). [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, July 8, 2016 - 7:15 AM
Headlines: BOEM & BSEE – drilling on Arctic OCS; Arctic – sea ice at lowest ever for June; DOJ – polluter to pay $1 million; NOAA – nominations sought for IWC 66; Tinian – harbor modifications project EIS; Rota – harbor modifications project EIS; USN – underway on alternative fuels; [ Read Full Article ]

7/7/2016: Policy for credentialing officers of towing vessels

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:56 AM
The Coast Guard announced the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-16, Guidelines for Credentialing Officers of Towing Vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

7/7/2016: Congressional hearing alert – Prevention of smuggling at U.S. ports

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 7, 2016 - 8:49 AM
Today, Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, deputy commandant for operations, policy and capabilities, will testify before a congressional hearing. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 July 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:20 AM
Headlines: Upper Mississippi – lock closed due to oil spill; USCG – towing vessel officer credentialing; USCG – merchant mariner credentialing realignment; DOT – GPS adjacent band compatibility testing; SLSDC – award for environmental performance; EC – European Border and Coast Guard; and [ Read Full Article ]

7/6/2016: Change to organizational structure related to mariner credentialing program

Maritime CommonsWednesday, July 6, 2016 - 8:44 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has recently implemented a change to its organizational structure, under the assistant commandant for prevention policy, related to its mariner credentialing program (MCP). The Coast Guard is consolidating the MCP under the newly created Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing. [ Read Full Article ]