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Blog 201102

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, November 2, 2020 - 4:03 PM
Headlines: USVI – safety zones proposed; Puerto Rico – security zone revision proposed; DOS – meeting on 19 November re IMO LEG 107; USACE – IWUB nominations sought; CDC – Framework for Conditional Sailing Order; FMC – Port Miami cruise projects examination; and CMTS – COVID-19 Working Group. [ Read Full Article ]

Work Instruction: Vessel Cyber Risk Management

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 2, 2020 - 10:49 AM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Work Instruction CVC-WI-027, “Vessel Cyber Risk Management”. [ Read Full Article ]

FAQs: IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-19

Maritime CommonsSunday, November 1, 2020 - 3:13 PM
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-19, “Maintenance, Thorough Examination, Operational Testing, Overhaul And Repair Of Lifeboats And Rescue [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Inspection guidance for high risk small passenger vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 30, 2020 - 2:16 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 20-02: “Inspection Guidance For High Risk Small Passenger Vessels” to provide Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) with inspection guidance for high risk small passenger vessel (SPV) inspection. [ Read Full Article ]

Policy letter: Carriage of lithium-ion batteries on small passenger vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 30, 2020 - 2:10 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 20-03: “Carriage of Lithium-Ion Batteries on Small Passenger Vessels” to provide guidance regarding carriage of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries on small passenger vessels […] [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 201030

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, October 30, 2020 - 7:21 AM
Headlines: USCG – inspection of high risk SPVs; USCG – vessel cyber risk management; USCG – Polar Star to deploy to Arctic; DOJ – sale of Iranian petroleum; OFAC – violations of Iranian sanctions; SLSDC – Advisory Board virtual meetings; and Canada – Marine Navigation Safety Regulations. October 30 [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: VRP-ACP Relationships in Pacific Northwest Region – Changes to Area Contingency Planning Construct

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:26 PM
The Office of Marine Environmental Response has published MSIB 23-20 to alert all vessel response plan (VRP) holders with vessels operating within the Oregon and Washington federal navigable waterways of structural changes to the area contingency planning construct and physical location of [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: FRP-ACP Relationships in Pacific Northwest Region – Changes to Area Contingency Planning Construct

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:18 PM
The Office of Marine Environmental Response has published MSIB 22-20 to alert all facility response plan (FRP) holders with facilities operating within the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Columbia River and Sector Puget Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zones of structural changes to the [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 201029

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:22 AM
Headlines: USCG – VRPs for Oregon & Washington; USCG – FRPs for Oregon & Washington; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; CDC – COVID-19 warning re cruise ship travel; DOE – Driftwood LNG; OFAC – Yemen Sanctions Regulations; Gulf of Mexico – Hurricane Zeta; House – bill [ Read Full Article ]

Commercial Diving Operations-Equivalent Levels of Safety Policy Letter

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:10 AM
The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register the availability of CG-OES Policy Letter 02-20, Commercial Diving Operations—Equivalent Levels of Safety. [ Read Full Article ]

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