APMA Blog Feeds

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 1 June 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, June 1, 2018 - 7:01 AM
Headlines: DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree; DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree; FMC – meeting on 6 June; USCG – visit to Galileo Service Center; MARAD – mariners who made ultimate sacrifice; USN – Pacific Command becomes Indo-Pacific Command; Denmark & Norway – ArcticWeb transfer; and [ Read Full Article ]

5/31/2018: Marine Safety Alert – Bollard failures at marine facilities

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 31, 2018 - 2:15 PM
The Office of Investigations and Analysis released Marine Safety Alert 06-18, "Don’t Let Your Vessel Get Underway Unexpectedly: Bollard Failures at Marine Facilities," to inform mariners of recent reports of shore side marine bollard failures whereby moored vessels were cast adrift. In some cases [ Read Full Article ]

5/31/2018: Navigation Center visits European counterparts to discuss global satellite system information sharing

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:59 PM
The EU is building Galileo, a Global Navigation Satellite System similar to the U.S. GPS, and their GSC has looked at NAVCEN as a model service center for civil GNSS. The bilateral talks are allowing and encouraging full cooperation between the two service centers and NAVCEN is sharing its 30 years [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 31 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:05 AM
Headlines: USCG – safety alert re bollard failures; USCG – safety alert re ethylene vapors; USCG – seeking deck and engineer officers; FMC – meeting on 6 June; MARAD – Centers of Excellence; ANSTF – meeting on 12-14 June; EMSA – sulfur inspection guidance; and UK – seafarers in the UK [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 30 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:27 AM
Headlines: DOJ – $20 million settlement re ship husbanding; USCG – 2017 recreational boating statistics; NTSB – meeting on 5 June; House – National Defense Authorization Act; and EC – single-use plastics. May 30, 2018 _______________________________________________________ Join us in [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 29 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:35 AM
Headlines: White House – Memorial Day proclamation; White House – alarm re missile strike against cargo ship; NOAA – hurricane season forecast; USCG – hurricane and heavy weather contingency plans; Senate – bill introduced to improve drug testing; Bering Strait – ship routing measures [ Read Full Article ]

5/25/2018: IMO approves U.S.-Russian Federation proposal for Bering Strait routing measures

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 25, 2018 - 11:15 AM
In January, Maritime Commons informed our readers about a proposal by the United States and Russian Federation for a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. The nations jointly developed and submitted the proposal to the IMO to establish six two-way [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 25 May 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, May 25, 2018 - 3:39 AM
Headlines: NTSB – digest re sinking of El Faro; NTSB – insufficient mooring arrangement; USCG – BWMS website updates; USCG – GMDSS to expand to polar regions; FMC – information sought on PierPass amendment; MARAD – USMMA Superintendent transferring to HQ; MTSNAC – meeting on 11 June; DOJ – [ Read Full Article ]

5/24/2018: U.S.-based Iridium to expand GMDSS to Polar regions

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM
This international recognition enables Iridium to enter the market for the IMO-required distress communications system alongside the current provider, United Kingdom-based Inmarsat. [ Read Full Article ]

5/24/2018: Latest updates to Marine Safety Center’s ballast water management system website

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:41 AM
The Marine Safety Center recently updated two tools posted to its ballast water management system website to assist industry when completing the ballast water management system type approval process, or when accessing letters of intent. [ Read Full Article ]