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Blog 200407

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, April 7, 2020 - 6:38 AM
Headlines: USCG – wearing of cloth face masks; USCG – COVID-19 impact on cruise ships; USCG – finite element analyses evaluation; FMC – Fact Finding Teams begin work; USN – Commander, 7th Fleet re USS Roosevelt recovery; Canada – COVID-19 measures re ferries & passenger vessels; Suez Canal – [ Read Full Article ]

10 Research Project Ideas Reviewed by Ship Structure Committee at the 2020 Annual Meeting

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 6, 2020 - 3:06 PM
The Ship Structure Committee has released the list of this year’s top ten project ideas. Annually, the SSC solicits research project ideas from the public which may be selected for funding. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200406

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, April 6, 2020 - 6:56 AM
Headlines: USCG – pragmatic easing of TWIC requirements; USCG – bankruptcy and coastwise trade eligibility; USCG – TPO quality management system review; USCG – 250,000 passengers disembarked in three weeks; Georgia – first lifting lug installed on Golden Ray; Georgia – response contractors begin [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 3, 2020 - 6:23 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 "Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations" to clarify temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19. [ Read Full Article ]

Ship Structure Committee Publishes Finite Element Analysis Guide: SSC-475

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 3, 2020 - 2:46 PM
The Ship Structure Committee announces the publication of a new report, SSC-475, titled “Guidelines for Evaluation of Marine Finite Element Analyses.” [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Vessel and Facility Response Plans

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 3, 2020 - 1:25 PM
The Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy has released Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-20 as a reminder to facility owners or operators to ensure their facility response plans remain effective. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200403

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, April 3, 2020 - 7:32 AM
Headlines: USCG – VRPs and FRPs amid COVID-19; USCG – further extension of MMCs etc.; USCG – US Port State Control Report for 2019; NBSAC – teleconference on 22 April; NOSAC – teleconference on 28 April; MEDMAC – teleconference on 29 April; NTSB – fatigue-induced allision; NOAA & DOE – Powering [ Read Full Article ]

2019 Port State Control Annual Report Posted

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:49 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 2019. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200402

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:28 AM
Headlines: USCG – foreign passenger vessels and COVID-19; USCG – hazardous condition attestation re COVID-19; IMO – allow crew changes and seafarer repatriations; Suez Canal – rebates for LNG carriers increased to 30%; Suez Canal – rebates for LNG carriers from US Gulf ports; Suez Canal – rebates [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Novel Coronovirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 1)

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00 PM
The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19). [ Read Full Article ]