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Guidance on Pilot Ladders, Embarkation Ladders, and Pilot Transfer Arrangements

Maritime CommonsSunday, May 16, 2021 - 11:00 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) recently published a policy letter on the approval of pilot ladders and embarkation ladders. [ Read Full Article ]

2020 Port State Control Annual Report

Maritime CommonsSunday, May 16, 2021 - 11:00 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2020. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210514

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, May 14, 2021 - 3:31 AM
Headlines: White House – Cybersecurity; DHS – preventing ransomware disruptions; DHS – Jones Act waiver; USCG – towing vessel international certificates; CDC – COVID-19 Operations Manual; NTSB – virtual public meeting on 29 June; BOEM – Vineyard Wind ROD; House – bill introduced re working [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Towing Vessel International Certificates Requirements and Certificate of Inspection Routes

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:48 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has issued MSIB 06-21, "Towing Vessel International Certificates Requirements and Certificate of Inspection Routes", to remind U.S. flag towing vessel owners and operators that the vessel must possess the appropriate certificates and endorsements for the [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210513

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:38 AM
Headlines: Memphis – Mississippi River closed to traffic; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; House – bill introduced to ban East Coast drilling; EMSA – COVID-19 Guidance for Cruise Ship Operations; Australia – cargo space fire on bulker; MREN – Reflections; and Shakespeare’s Bible – [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210512

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, May 12, 2021 - 3:45 AM
Headlines: USCG NVDC – updated forms; DOT – mitigating impacts of Colonial Pipeline disruption; DOI & DOC – Vineyard Wind project approved; FMC – open meeting on 19 May; Court – Jones Act seaman test; IMO – fair vaccine distribution to seafarers; EMSA – updated five-year strategy; Australia – [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210511

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:42 AM
Headlines: USCG – Subchapter M fleet reminder; USCG – entry of nonimmigrants from India; EPA – Maryland no-discharge zone; Seaway – speed management changes; USN – USCG patrol boat incident in Strait of Hormuz; USN – weapons seizure in Arabian Sea; BOEM – Center for Marine Acoustics; GAO – Defense [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: COVID 19 – Actions for Vessels Arriving in U.S. Ports – Update (Change 7)

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 10, 2021 - 2:57 PM
The Coast Guard has published Change 7 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20 to provide updated guidance on the suspension of entry of nonimmigrants from India. [ Read Full Article ]

Deadline approaching for 46 CFR Subchapter M 75% phase-in requirements

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 10, 2021 - 11:40 AM
In accordance with 46 CFR 136.202, owners and managing operators (OMO) are responsible for ensuring that 75% of their respective fleets receive a Certificate of Inspection (COI) before July 19, 2021. Failure […] [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210510

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, May 10, 2021 - 6:26 AM
Headlines: USCG – incorporating cyber into security assessments & plans; USCG – highlighting role of MTS workers; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; CDC – Conditional Order; House – bill introduced re port improvement grants; House – bill introduced re OCS drilling; House – bill [ Read Full Article ]

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