APMA Blog Feeds

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8/22/2017: Safety zones established for ice covered waterways in the Fifth Coast Guard District

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:03 AM
The safety zones are located in Delaware Bay, Maryland-National Capital Region, and Hampton Roads Captain of the Port zones. [ Read Full Article ]

8/22/2017: Navigation Safety Advisory Council vacancies

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:43 AM
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security, through the Commandant of the Coast Guard, on matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation [ Read Full Article ]

8/22/2017: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:31 AM
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and the full committee is scheduled to meet on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., to discuss various issues related to the training [ Read Full Article ]

8/22/2017: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:10 AM
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, and Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

8/22/2017: Imposition of conditions of entry for certain vessels arriving to the US from Micronesia

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM
The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register notice that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the Federated States of Micronesia. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient port [ Read Full Article ]

8/18/2017: VRP Express and transition to Homeport 2.0

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 18, 2017 - 2:54 PM
This post contain information from the Office of Marine Environmental Protection's Vessel Response Plan staff regarding how the transition to Homeport 2.0 will impact the Vessel Response Plan Express feature, and recommendations for submitting VRPs during the transition period. [ Read Full Article ]

8/17/2017: Responses to questions about latest ballast water management system type approval certificate

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:20 AM
Maritime Commons received a few questions from our Twitter followers regarding the Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate issued to Echoclor Ltd., Aug. 11, 2017. In order to be as transparent as possible, we are sharing the answers to those questions through the blog in the event [ Read Full Article ]

8/16/2017: LGC NCOE releases guidance for analyzing risk of simultaneous operations during liquefied natural gas bunkering

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 16, 2017 - 1:28 PM
Field Notice 01-2017 contains recommendations for the marine industry and Captains of the Port to consider when assessing the risks of LNG Simultaneous Operations. It includes guidance on an optional, formal operational risk assessment, if the vessel operator chooses to conduct one. [ Read Full Article ]

8/15/2017: Direct mail and change of address requests for renewed Certificates of Documentation

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:03 PM
This post announces that as of Sept. 1, 2017, all CODs will be mailed directly to the managing owner of record. The post also provides new methods for submitting a change of mailing address to the National Vessel Documentation Center. [ Read Full Article ]

8/15/2017: Policy Letter 17-04 Subchapter M Third Party Organization guidebook now available

Maritime CommonsTuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:31 PM
The purpose of Policy Letter 17-04 is to assist the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise, Officer(s) in Charge, Marine Inspection, and the maritime industry on TPO requirements. Entities within the maritime industry that are or want to become a TPO, or who use or are considering using a TPO, [ Read Full Article ]

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