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6/10/2016: Update on Subchapter M from the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 10, 2016 - 5:51 PM
Today, the Office of the Federal Register posted notice of the Subchapter M rule to the public inspection webpage. Once published, Subchapter M will establish safety regulations governing the inspection and standards of towing vessels, while providing a safety management system compliance option. [ Read Full Article ]

6/10/2016: IMO Approves Interim Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 10, 2016 - 10:35 AM
The International Maritime Organization approved the Interim Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management to provide high-level recommendations to safeguard shipping from current and emerging cyber-related threats and vulnerabilities. [ Read Full Article ]

6/10/2016: Vapor control system policy letter announcement

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 10, 2016 - 10:34 AM
The Coast Guard posted clarification and guidance for the implementation of marine vapor control systems. [ Read Full Article ]

6/10/2016: Safety alert – Federal safety requirements for vessels carrying paying passengers

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 10, 2016 - 10:33 AM
The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to raise awareness regarding federal safety requirements for vessels carrying any paying passengers onboard a vessel on navigable U.S. waters. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 10 June 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, June 10, 2016 - 7:11 AM
Headlines: USCG – recap of El Faro hearings; USCG – dangers of unauthorized boat operators; Suisun Bay – security zone; NOAA – Flower Garden Banks NMS; House – new icebreakers needed now; Panama Canal – training vessel transit; and UK – Royal Navy in hot water. June 10, 2016 Bryant’s [ Read Full Article ]

6/9/2016: Recap of the El Faro hearing so far

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:02 PM
Read a recent update on the El Faro hearings from the Chief of the Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 June 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:16 AM
Headlines: NTSB – collision due to hydrodynamic forces; Hudson River – anchorage grounds under consideration; NSIDC – record low Arctic sea ice for May; OFAC – Iranian sanctions FAQ; Paris MOU – performance lists; ReCAAP – May 2016 report; Grenada – Exercise Tradewinds 2016; India – [ Read Full Article ]

6/8/2016: Towing Safety Advisory Committee Meeting – June teleconference date correction

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:14 AM
The Coast Guard published a correction to a previous Federal Register notice that listed the wrong day of the week for the date of a TSAC meeting. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 June 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:12 AM
Headlines: USCG – STCW issues; DOJ – shipping executive indicted; NOAA – Flower Garden Banks NMS; NOAA – national coastal mapping strategy; DOE – application to export LNG; MARAD – Port of Providence TIGER project completed; Court – spar analogous to buildings; EMSA – alternative fuels; [ Read Full Article ]

6/7/2016: Notice to all mariners serving on vessels subject to the STCW Convention

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:13 AM
The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center published a notice to remind mariners on STCW vessels that 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention will come into force on January 1, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]