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12/26/2018: Third party oversight – one year after the commandant’s Final Action Memo on the El Faro sinking

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 26, 2018 - 9:06 AM
On Dec. 22, 2017, the commandant of the Coast Guard released the Final Action Memo for the Report of the Marine Board of Investigation into the sinking of the steam ship El Faro and the loss of its 33 crewmembers. In the FAM, the commandant signaled the Coast Guard's commitment to making [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 December 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, December 26, 2018 - 6:24 AM
Headlines: USCG – electronic visual distress signal devices; USCG – recreational boating safety projects; STB – water carriers in the noncontiguous domestic trade; FCC – maritime mobile & maritime mobile-satellite radio services; CMTS – 2018 hurricane season report; and Paris & Tokyo [ Read Full Article ]

12/21/2018: Adoption of RTCM Standard 13200.0 for electronic visual distress signal devices

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM
In this post, the Coast Guard announced release of new guidance for acceptance of electronic visual distress signal devices that are evaluated as meeting the design and performance requirements of the recently published Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services. [ Read Full Article ]

12/21/2018: Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 21, 2018 - 8:53 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comments as part of an Alaskan Arctic Coast Port Access Route Study (AACPARS) to evaluate the need for establishing vessel routing measures along the Arctic Coast of the United States for vessels proceeding to or from ports [ Read Full Article ]

12/21/2018: UPDATE – Recreational vessels and multi-year COD renewals

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 21, 2018 - 7:57 AM
This post provides additional information regarding the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 and the provision that allows recreational vessel Certificate of Documentation holders to select a multi-year renewal. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 December 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, December 21, 2018 - 6:32 AM
Headlines: NTSB – small passenger vessel fire; USCG – incident response lessons learned; Hudson River – Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Project; Sabine Pass – proposed anchorage ground changes; USCG – Alaskan Arctic Coast Port Access Route Study; USACE – GLMR Interbasin Study; FERC – Annova [ Read Full Article ]

12/20/2018: Clean Gulf 2018 Recap – Incident response lessons learned

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 20, 2018 - 8:35 AM
Staff from Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi attended the Clean Gulf conference in New Orleans last month and had the opportunity to talk about lessons the responders learned from two significant marine casualty incidents. In this post, Maritime Commons is providing an overview of the presentations [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 December 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:39 AM
Headlines: New York – asphalt carrier disabled after fire; USCG – E-Zero designation; USCG – 15th BWMS type-approval issued; USCG – APEC Conference maritime security; DOE – simplifying LNG export reporting requirements; Court – bunker subcontractor has no maritime lien; Court – bunker [ Read Full Article ]

12/19/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to De Nora Water Technologies Texas, LLC

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 15th Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to De Nora Water Technologies Texas, LLC, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. [ Read Full Article ]

12/19/2018: Congratulations to the latest E-Zero designees

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 19, 2018 - 9:52 AM
In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, Maritime Commons will periodically publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation. [ Read Full Article ]

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