APMA Blog Feeds

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10/9/2018: Two work instructions related to Subchapter M published recently

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:14 AM
These instructions provide guidance to both Coast Guard field offices and the maritime industry on the Coast Guard’s interpretations regarding the application and implementation of regulations applying to towing vessel inspections for certification under 46 CFR Subchapter M and the Towing Safety [ Read Full Article ]

10/5/2018: FY19 requirements for Gov’t Initiated Unannounced Exercises

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 5, 2018 - 10:25 AM
The Coast Guard published Sept. 25, 2018, the FY19 Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE) requirements for each captain of the port zone, to include sectors and marine safety units. In 2015, the Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy reinvigorated the Coast Guard GIUE program by [ Read Full Article ]

10/5/2018: Change 1 to Marine Environmental Response and Preparedness Manual published

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 5, 2018 - 10:11 AM
Major changes to the manual include Area Contingency Plan policy verification tiers of Geographic Response Strategies, review and verification requirements, environmental consultation requirements for key statutes, and Facility Response Plan approvals. [ Read Full Article ]

10/5/2018: National Academies releases report on Coast Guard vessel stability regulations

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 5, 2018 - 8:30 AM
In September 2017, the Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards asked the National Academies, through the Transportation Research Board Marine Board, to review Coast Guard regulations and policy documents that establish stability requirements for U.S. Flag vessels. The National [ Read Full Article ]

10/4/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Cyber threats in the maritime environment

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00 AM
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we'll be bringing you information throughout the month that focuses on cybersecurity, cyber risk management, and simple practices you can employ to safeguard your operations. This week, we have a post from our Domestic Ports Division on some of [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 October 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:50 AM
Headlines: USCG – safety alert re recreational diving; USCG – Port of San Diego cyber incident; FMC – field interviews in NY/NJ; EC – Brexit and maritime security; and MS Prinsendam fire and sinking – 4 October 1980. October 4, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting [ Read Full Article ]

10/3/2018: Marine Safety Alert 15-18 – Commerical passenger vessels and recreational diving

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:41 PM
The Office of Investigations and Analysis posted Marine Safety Alert 15-18, "Don't Let Your Divers Down," to remind Coast Guard licensed masters of commercial vessels of their responsibilities when transporting recreational divers and passengers. [ Read Full Article ]

10/3/2018: Port of San Diego cyber incident

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:50 PM
For the benefit of our readers, the Office of Port and Facility Compliance is sharing a Federal Bureau of Investigation public service announcement titled “Cyber Actors Increasingly Exploit the Remote Desktop Protocol to Conduct Malicious Activity," following the cyber incident reported in the Port [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 3 October 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, October 3, 2018 - 6:36 AM
Headlines: USCG – 2016.1 PREP Guidelines; Bermuda – supplies dropped to disabled freighter; Johnston Atoll – FWS crew evacuated; USCG – BWM enforcement and compliance; DHS OIG – USCG oversight of TWIC program; Norfolk – EIS re coastal storm risk management; and New Zealand – $100,000 [ Read Full Article ]

10/2/2018: Update to the 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Guidelines

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:22 PM
The Coast Guard is publishing the new PREP guidelines on behalf of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Compliance, Coordination, and Consistency Committee. [ Read Full Article ]