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3/20/2018: Recap of the 5th Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution, Prevention and Response

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00 AM
The 5th session of the International Maritime Organization's Sub-Committee on Pollution, Prevention and Response was held at IMO Headquarters in London from February 5-9, 2018. This post provides a summary of the work completed by PPR 5 and its working groups on air quality, ballast water [ Read Full Article ]

3/19/2018: Consolidated Cruise Ship Security Regulations Final Rule published

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to eliminate outdated regulations that imposed unnecessary screening requirements on cruise ships and cruise ship terminals. This final rule replaces these outdated regulations with simpler, consolidated regulations that provide efficient and clear [ Read Full Article ]

3/19/2018: Updated marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds Final Rule published

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 19, 2018 - 10:26 AM
This final rule changes the reportable marine casualty property damage threshold amount from $25,000 to $75,000. This final rule also changes the serious marine incident property damage threshold from $100,000 to $200,000. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, March 19, 2018 - 7:12 AM
Headlines: USCG – cruise ship security regulations; USCG – marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds; DOS – meeting re IMO LEG 105; USCG – study of Western Rivers System; USCG – summary of CTAC meeting; USCG – Proceedings; and UK – ship-barge collision in heavy weather. March 19, [ Read Full Article ]

3/16/2018: Summary of latest Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Public subcommittee meetings were held March 6-7, culminating in the full committee meeting March 8. This post provides an overview of the activities of the security, liquefied gas, hazardous substance response plan, and regulatory reform subcommittees. [ Read Full Article ]

3/16/2018: Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM
The Office of Navigation Systems is seeking input from interested mariners and maritime stakeholders for a study of navigation requirements for the entire Western Rivers System. This post provides details on the study and a link to an online survey. The survey is available until July 1, 2018. [ Read Full Article ]

3/16/2018: Reminder – National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM
As a reminder, the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Oakland, California, March 20-21, 2018, to review and discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. All meetings will be open to the public. The meeting will also be broadcast online. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 16, 2018 - 6:36 AM
Headlines: Chicago – temporary safety zone; Ohio River – temporary safety zone; Northern California – proposed RNA; USCG – Subchapter M and marine firefighting; USCG – IMO and environmental standards; NTSB – fire on ro-ro vessel; Senate – bill introduced re NOAA unmanned maritime systems; [ Read Full Article ]

3/15/2018: CMA Shipping 2018 – IMO and environmental standards

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:50 PM
Jeff Lantz, director of commercial regulations and standards, briefed conference attendees on the leading environmental issues the International Maritime Organization is facing. Lantz’s presentation was part of a panel titled, “The Economic Calculus of 2020.” Other members of the panel included [ Read Full Article ]

3/15/2018: Subchapter M regulations and marine firefighting requirements – A discussion from two perspectives

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Coast Guard will begin enforcing Subchapter M towing vessel regulations July 20, 2018, and it is important for tank and non-tank vessel owners and operators as well as towing vessel owners and operators to understand how Subchapter M may affect a towing vessel’s ability to be used as a resource [ Read Full Article ]

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