APMA Blog Feeds

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8/4/2017: Homeport Internet Portal version 2.0 to go live in September

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 4, 2017 - 10:29 AM
For the past year, the Coast Guard has been working to develop the next generation of Homeport that will provide a better user experience and improve the security of user information. Upgrades will include fewer site navigation menus and more efficient and secure search functions. Homeport 2.0 is [ Read Full Article ]

8/4/2017: Witness schedule for F/V Destination marine board of investigation set

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 4, 2017 - 9:42 AM
This post provides information on the witness testimony schedule and options for remote public viewing of the fishing vessel Destination marine board of investigation (MBI). The hearing session will focus on weather and human factors as well as the mechanical state and stability of the vessel [ Read Full Article ]

8/4/2017: Top U.S., Canadian Coast Guard leaders hold summit

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 4, 2017 - 8:41 AM
During the Summit, senior representatives from each organization discussed issues specific to executing responsibilities to prepare for and respond to oil and hazardous substance events under the auspices of their bilateral Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan. [ Read Full Article ]

8/4/2017: Applications for Tankerman PIC restricted to fuel transfers on towing vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 4, 2017 - 8:22 AM
The National Maritime Center announced Thursday that the Coast Guard is now accepting applications for Tankerman PIC Restricted to Fuel Transfers on Towing Vessels. A new checklist and sample sea service letter are available on the NMC website to assist mariners with these applications. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 August 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, August 4, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Headlines: Gulf of Mexico – anhydrous ammonia barge afire; USCG – Tankerman PIC on towing vessels; USCG – safety alert re marine communications; Gulf of Mexico – Margaritaville adrift; BOEM – Cape Wind Final SEIS; SLSDC – Advisory Board meeting on 28 August; Senate – bill introduced re [ Read Full Article ]

8/3/2017: Marine Safety Alert 08-17 – Knowing your high seas comms equipment may save your life

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:25 PM
Recent inquiries by Coast Guard marine inspectors indicate that a large number of vessel operators and ship masters continue to rely on outdated high seas communications frequencies when communicating with the Coast Guard. This Safety Alert reminds all mariners of the appropriate use of Single Side [ Read Full Article ]

8/3/2017: Coast Guard, Mexican navy sign joint pollution response contingency plan

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The Mexico-U.S. Joint Contingency Plan covers various components of a cross-border response, such as coordination and levels of command roles and responsibilities; planning and preparedness; meetings and exercises; operational elements such as mechanical recovery and dispersant usage; trans- [ Read Full Article ]

8/3/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Application for vessel inspection, waiver, and continuous synopsis record

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:13 AM
The collection of information requires the owner, operator, agent, or master of a vessel to apply in writing to the Coast Guard before the commencement of an inspection for certification, when a waiver is desired from the requirements of navigation and vessel inspection, or to request a Continuous [ Read Full Article ]

8/3/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Oil and hazardous materials transfers

Maritime CommonsThursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:59 AM
The Coast Guard seeks comments from vessel operators on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures without change. Comments must be received by Oct. 2, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 3 August 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:02 AM
Headlines: Gulf of Mexico – dock owner sought; COAC – meeting on 23 August; Gulf of Mexico – record ‘dead zone’; and Senate – bill introduced to lift Cuban trade embargo. August 3, 2017 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL [ Read Full Article ]

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