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10/17/2018: U.S. Ballast Water Management Requirements: Operational limitations in type approval testing

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:33 PM
This post provides information on a letter recently sent to the Coast Guard accepted independent laboratories providing guidance for evaluating manufacturer-identified operational limitations during type approval testing of ballast water management systems. The letter clarifies the responsibilities [ Read Full Article ]

10/17/2018: Credentials lost due to Hurricane Michael

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM
In accordance with Federal Regulations, duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials may be issued free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Michael or subsequent flooding. [ Read Full Article ]

10/17/2018: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2019 annual review and revisions to methodology

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:08 AM
This rule would adjust the pilotage rates to account for anticipated traffic, an increase in the number of pilots, anticipated inflation, and surcharges for applicant pilots. The result is an increase in pilotage rates, due to adjustment for inflation and the addition of two pilots. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 17 October 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:50 AM
Headlines: USCG – conditions of entry re Iraq; USCG – Great Lakes Pilotage rates; NTSB – seeking Marine Accident Investigator (Nautical); and FMC – mediation services. October 17, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL [ Read Full Article ]

10/16/2018: Imposition of conditions of entry for certain vessels arriving to the United States from Iraq

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:57 AM
The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register notice Oct. 12, 2018 that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Iraq, with the exception of several exempted port facilities. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 October 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:45 AM
Headlines: USCG – cyber security; USCG – modernization of ice services; IMO – complying with BWM Convention; Malta – grounding and failure to use ECDIS; Panama Canal – record tonnage in FY 2018; and UK – Clean Maritime Council. October 16, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime [ Read Full Article ]

10/15/2018: Recap of North American Ice Service’s 16th annual meeting focusing on modernization of ice services

Maritime CommonsMonday, October 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM
The NAIS is a collaborative organization between the Ice Services of the United States and Canada that takes advantage of each members' strengths to provide seamless ice information to government and commercial maritime interests in the Polar Regions, North American waters, and the Great Lakes. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 October 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, October 15, 2018 - 7:35 AM
Headlines: White House – Save Our Seas Act of 2018; USCG – BWMS recap; USCG – cyber protection and response posture; MARAD – RFP for NSMV construction manager; FERC – Rio Grande LNG Project; Senate – bill introduced re freight projects; Senate – recapitalization of USCG & NOAA ships; [ Read Full Article ]

10/12/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Fortifying the U.S. cyber protection and response posture

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 12, 2018 - 3:35 PM
As one of the lead agencies tasked with ensuring the safety and security of the Marine Transportation System and maritime critical infrastructure and key resources, the Coast Guard has invested heavily in cyber risk management efforts. These efforts focus on the Coast Guard Cyber Strategy’s three [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 October 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, October 12, 2018 - 6:53 AM
Headlines: EPA – 2013 VGP continued indefinitely; USCG – Alternative Compliance Program; and USCG – Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook. October 12, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608-8135 – USA Tel: 1-352- [ Read Full Article ]