APMA Blog Feeds

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:55 AM
Headlines: USCG – guidance on COD delays; DOS – meeting on 1 April re FAL 43; SLSDC – Seaway Regulations & Rules; SLSDC – Seaway Tariff of Tolls; USN – new class of towing, salvage, and rescue ships; EPA & CBP – illegal imports found; House – bill introduced re rec vessel operator [ Read Full Article ]

3/12/2019: MSIB 03-19 – Guidance on Certificate of Documentation delays

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 12, 2019 - 8:07 AM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued MSIB 03-19 to provide guidance for mariners who have been affected by delays in the time necessary for the National Vessel Documentation Center to issue Certificates of Documentation. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:52 AM
Headlines: USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions; Key West – maritime security exercise on 14 March; USCG – icebreaker Polar Star returns from Antarctic; CBP – 3,200 lbs. of cocaine seized; CPB – 21st Century Customs Framework; DOE – SPR standard sales provisions; and Court – mesothelioma [ Read Full Article ]

3/11/2019: Ballast water compliance date extensions: Next scheduled drydock

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 11, 2019 - 8:39 AM
In this post, staff from the Environmental Standards Division offer guidance on what constitutes entry into drydock and the end of a ballast water management system extension period. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, March 11, 2019 - 7:27 AM
Headlines: USCG – US build determination; Lake Erie – 46 ice fishermen rescued; USCG – Policy Letter re 2009 MODU Code; USCG – Proceedings magazine; FMC – Commissioner Khouri designated Chairman; DOE – authorization to export LNG; Senate – bill introduced to repeal Jones Act; Senate – [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 8, 2019 - 4:37 AM
Headlines: USCG – working under revoked MMC; MARAD – Small Shipyard Grant Program; MARAD – proposed DWP in Gulf of Mexico; NOAA – restoration planning re crude oil spill; CRTF – meeting on 4 April; NOAA – HSRP members sought; and House – bill introduced re North Atlantic right whale. March 8 [ Read Full Article ]

3/7/2019: Investigation leads to mariner conviction and prompts Coast Guard data quality improvements

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 7, 2019 - 9:36 AM
Although attempts by mariners to operate vessels using invalid MMCs are a rare occurrence, it does happen, and the Coast Guard and the maritime industry have an online MMC verification tool to alert them to the few cases that surface each year. Upon entry of mariner identification details by a [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:21 AM
Headlines: USCG – Policy Letter re 2009 MODU Code; MARAD – proposed DWP in Gulf of Mexico; Senate – hearing on American maritime industry; House – hearing re maritime & shipbuilding industries; and Court – Certificate of Need for NDZ. March 7, 2019 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s [ Read Full Article ]

3/6/2019: Acceptance of 2009 Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Code, as amended

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:35 PM
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards issued Change 1 to CG-ENG Policy Letter 02-12, to accept the amendments from the 2009 MODU Code, which include updated design and equipment requirements that stem from the findings of the Deepwater Horizon casualty investigation. [ Read Full Article ]

3/6/2019: National officer & rating endorsements expiring March 24, 2019

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:50 AM
The Coast Guard amended regulations to qualify for national officer and rating endorsements in a final rule titled Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements. In [ Read Full Article ]