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6/13/2018: Updated Notice of Arrival/Departure workbooks released

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:38 AM
Notices of Arrival/Departure Workbook Version 7.5.1 and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Notice of Arrival Workbook 1.5.1 are now available on NVMC's. These updated versions provide corrections for the display of ports when the country of Georgia is selected. The official XLS workbooks are provided as [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:14 AM
Headlines: Chicago – rescue in heavy fog; Senate – bill introduced re transportation infrastructure assessment; EC – €6.14 billion fund proposed for maritime economy; Indian Ocean – counter-piracy exercise; and UK – OSRO accreditation. June 13, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:27 AM
Headlines: USCG – ITV International Addendum; USCG – towing vessel particulars; USCG – slop tanks and H2S gas; USCG – dangerous slides; USCG – contaminated fuel oil bunkers; NISC – meeting on 19 July; EC – Brexit preparedness notices; Australia – ship banned for three months; Australia – [ Read Full Article ]

6/11/2018: Three Marine Safety Alerts – High levels of hydrogen sulfide gas; water slides aboard commercial vessels; Gulf Coast vessels and blended fuel oils

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 11, 2018 - 1:57 PM
The Office of Investigations and Analysis issued three Marine Safety Alerts to warn mariners of several potentially dangerous conditions that owners, operators, and captains should be on the lookout for onboard their vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

6/11/2018: Proposed amendments to marine radar observer refresher training regulations

Maritime CommonsMonday, June 11, 2018 - 8:14 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register a proposal to revise its merchant mariner credentialing regulations to remove obsolete portions of the radar observer requirements and harmonize the radar observer endorsement with the merchant mariner credential. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, June 11, 2018 - 6:27 AM
Headlines: USCG – radar observer refresher training; USCG – MTS cyber awareness webinar; USCG – ASP workshop; DHS – semiannual regulatory agenda; BOEM – Atlantic OCS renewable energy leasing; House – hearing on maritime transportation in the Arctic; House – bill introduced re right whale [ Read Full Article ]

6/8/2018: Marine Transportation System cyber awareness webinar – recording available online

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 8, 2018 - 7:00 AM
Throughout the month of May, the Coast Guard’s Office of Port and Facility Compliance, in coordination with ABS Group, provided four opportunities for Area Maritime Security Committee members to participate in “Marine Transportation System Cyber Awareness Training” via webinar. Over 200 AMSC [ Read Full Article ]

6/7/2018: Summary of National Alternative Security Program sponsoring organizations workshop

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:34 PM
The semi-annual workshop was hosted at the offices of the American Chemistry Council. Attendees came from as far away as Seattle and New Orleans and represented 11 industry organizations that oversee thousands of MTSA-regulated vessels and over two hundred MTSA-regulated facilities that share [ Read Full Article ]

6/7/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 15th application for ballast water management system type approval

Maritime CommonsThursday, June 7, 2018 - 1:30 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 15th application for type approval for the HiBallast Ballast Water Management System, manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:12 AM
Headlines: NTSB – fire on ro-ro passenger vessel; USCG – updated Subchapter M FAQs; USCG – seeking supervisory program analyst; MARAD – seeking USMMA Superintendent; FMC – NVOCC NRAs and NSAs to be simplified; OMB – TWIC reader requirements; House – bill introduced re WWII Merchant Mariners [ Read Full Article ]