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7/24/2017: Marine Safety Alert 07/17 – CO2 hazards are nothing new

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM
During two recent vessel inspections Coast Guard marine inspectors participated in and witnessed occasions where the testing and maintenance of a CO2 system resulted in serious safety threats that could have easily led to loss of lives. [ Read Full Article ]

7/21/2017: Reminder – national merchant mariner credential extension expires September 30

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The Coast Guard granted extensions of national endorsements for any mariner whose Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) expired on or after Dec. 1, 2016. The extension was effective immediately and remains valid until Sept. 30, 2017. Mariners are not authorized to sail on an expired MMC after Sept. 30 [ Read Full Article ]

7/21/2017: NOAA locates f/v Destination wreckage, Coast Guard hearing set for August

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 21, 2017 - 10:41 AM
Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing fishing vessel Destination at the request of the Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation. The Destination and its six crew members were lost Feb. 11, 2017, while fishing for Opilio crab (snow crab) [ Read Full Article ]

7/21/2017: ASME-USCG Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards open for registration

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards announced registration is open for the 2017 ASME – U.S. Coast Guard Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards, October 16-17, at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Optimizing Marine Energy [ Read Full Article ]

7/20/2017: July 20 significant date for Subchapter M implementation

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:53 AM
This post provides a summary of actions and due dates required for the towing vessel industry to comply with Subchapter M. [ Read Full Article ]

7/20/2017: Change 1 to NVIC 4-87 – Reporting of Inadequate Port Reception Facilities

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM
The change updates guidance for U.S. vessel owners and operators for voluntary reporting of inadequate port reception facilities (PRFs) in countries that are party to Annexes I, II, V, and VI of The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the [ Read Full Article ]

7/20/2017: Rear Adm. Thomas signs first QUALSHIP 21 certificates with E-Zero designation

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:56 AM
The new E-Zero designation is part of the QUALSHIP 21 program, whereby ships are further recognized for achieving a high level of environmental compliance and sustained performance. Approximately 15 percent of existing QUALSHIP 21 ships will receive the E-Zero designation. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:39 AM
Headlines: USCG – Marine Safety Manual, Vol. III; FMC – 19 July meeting; House – bill introduced re USMMA sexual harassment reporting; House – bill introduced re freedom of navigation; House – resolution introduced re Port Chicago incident; and UK – fatal tug girting and capsizing. July 20, [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:53 AM
Headlines: USCG – electronic charts and publications; USCG – members sought for LMRWSAC; USCG – reporting GPS disruptions; House – resolution introduced re Port Chicago incident; PCA – Russia ordered to pay €5 million; ReCAAP – half-year report; Antarctica – massive iceberg breaks off; Peru [ Read Full Article ]

7/18/1207: Do you know how to report a GPS disruption?

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM
The Coast Guard Navigation Center is encouraging mariners to review Marine Safety Alert 01-16 to re-familiarize themselves with the procedures to report a disruption and the actions they should take to mitigate the effects of a disruption, following a GPS disruption in the Black Sea in June. [ Read Full Article ]