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4/4/2018: Summary of recent Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 4, 2018 - 9:37 AM
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee held its spring public meeting March 20-21 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Committee swore in new members, deliberated on the current tasks, and received public comments. [ Read Full Article ]

4/4/2018: Marine Safety Alert 04/18 – Operation of main propulsion and essential auxiliary machinery

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 4, 2018 - 9:25 AM
This alert is issued to inform operators of the role that the main propulsion lube oil system was found to have played in the EL FARO casualty. This alert also recommends that operators, especially ship engineers, review the operational procedures and limitations of vital propulsion machinery, and [ Read Full Article ]

4/4/2018: National Boating Safety Advisory Council meeting scheduled

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 4, 2018 - 9:06 AM
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet May 8-10, 2018 in Portland, Oregon, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public. [ Read Full Article ]

4/4/2018: Recap of recent Spill of National Significance executive seminar

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:00 AM
During a Spill of National Significance - as with any oil spill - maritime industry is a significant party to the response, either as the Responsible Party, a salvage or marine firefighting provider, an OSRO, or other contributory role. Maritime Commons recently attended the 2018 Spill of National [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 April 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:56 AM
Headlines: USCG – Alert re compliance with SOLAS & USCG regs; USCG – fire protection, detection & extinguishing equipment; NBSAC – meeting on 8-10 May; USCG – NMSAC members sought; USCG – hydrocarbons & reservoirs; FMC – demurrage, detention & free time practices; FMC – [ Read Full Article ]

4/3/2018: Policy Letter 18-04, Guidance on implementation of new firefighting equipment standards

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:45 PM
Policy Letter 18-04 provides guidance to Officer(s) in Charge, Marine Inspection, on recent changes to regulatory requirements for fire protection, detection, and extinguishing equipment used on inspected and uninspected vessels, Outer Continental Shelf facilities, deepwater ports and mobile [ Read Full Article ]

4/3/2018: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee vacancies

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:40 AM
The Coast Guard is seeking applicants for 16 positions on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. Completed applications should reach the Coast Guard on or before May 3, 2018. [ Read Full Article ]

4/2/2018: Homeport course completion uploads

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 2, 2018 - 9:56 AM
The National Maritime Center posted a notice to its website that training provider course completion data uploaded using the Homeport application may not be processing properly. The cause is under investigation. In this post, NMC is providing steps mariners and training providers may take to ensure [ Read Full Article ]

4/2/2018: Civil monetary penalty adjustments for inflation

Maritime CommonsMonday, April 2, 2018 - 9:42 AM
The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 was signed into law Nov. 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. The new penalties will be effective for penalties [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 2 April 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, April 2, 2018 - 6:08 AM
Headlines: USCG NMC – training provider course completion issues; DHS – civil monetary penalties; Washington – barge company fined $18,000; and Washington – hybrid electric ferries to be considered. April 2, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way [ Read Full Article ]