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6/21/2018: Changes to Inland Navigation Rules

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:03 AM
The National Maritime Center posted a bulletin to its website to ensure that mariners and training providers are aware of changes to the Code of Federal Regulations, 33 CFR Subchapter E – Inland Navigation Rules. This change, advertised in the Federal Register Jan. 24, 2018, removed the word “ [ Read Full Article ]

6/21/2018: Posidonia 2018 – The role of safety management systems in the next chapter of shipping

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM
In the fourth and final post in our series covering Coast Guard participation in Posidonia earlier this month, we share a condensed version of remarks by Rear Adm. John to a group of young maritime professionals and junior seafarers on the next chapter of shipping and the impacts of digitalization [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM
The Marine Safety Center issued the ninth Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group, 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 ]

6/20/2018: GPS satellite maintenance

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:03 AM
GPS users should be aware that there may be a short period of high Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) / Position Dilution of Precision (PDOP) in two locations June 22-23, 2018. [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Coast Guard-Passenger Vessel Association Quality Partnership Meeting recap

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Coast Guard and the Passenger Vessel Association held their bi-annual Quality Partnership Meeting last month to discuss safety issues and other topics affecting the professional passenger vessel industry. The Coast Guard/PVA partnership was established in 1996 as a non-regulatory mechanism for [ Read Full Article ]

6/20/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Ballast water management regulations, global trends in the 21st Century

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM
In part three of our Posidonia series, we share a condensed version of Rear Adm. John Nadeau's remarks given during a conference jointly sponsored by the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, and the International Propeller Club in Port of [ Read Full Article ]

6/19/2018: Marine Safety Alert – A PFD that’s unwearable makes an emergency situation worse

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM
The Office of Investigations and Analysis released Marine Safety Alert 11-18 to raise awareness of potentially dangerous circumstance involving Personal Flotation Devices. During several inspections involving different vessels, Coast Guard personnel discovered a significant number (>100) of [ Read Full Article ]

6/19/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Role of the Regulator

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM
In part two of our series covering Coast Guard participation in Posidonia this month, Rear Adm. John Nadeau continues his discussion at the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association’s conference on air emissions, shifting to the role of the regulator in the fast-past and ever-changing [ Read Full Article ]

6/18/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Coast Guard perspective on IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, represented the U.S. Coast Guard at the Posidonia international shipping conference in Athens, Greece earlier this month and participated in several panel discussions on topics relevant to the international maritime community. This [ Read Full Article ]

6/15/2018: Marine Safety Center issues ballast water management system type approval certificate to Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM
The treatment principle of the Samsung Purimar BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 250 m3/h and 10,000 m3/h. [ Read Full Article ]

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