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3/12/2018: Liquefied Gas Carrier NCOE delivers training to LGC class society surveyors

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The training afforded numerous opportunities for open dialogue between local Coast Guard marine inspectors and class surveyors to raise awareness of key safety issues, critical equipment components, and common deficiencies found onboard liquefied gas vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, March 12, 2018 - 7:42 AM
Headlines: North Carolina – stray containers monitored; USCG – ECA limited exemption re Tier II engines; USCG – National Quality Steering Committee meeting; USN – ICEX 2018; NOAA – new members appointed to HSRP; EC – VAT on provision of yachts; ReCAAP – February report; Ireland – maritime [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 9, 2018 - 9:52 AM
Headlines: USCG – VADM Schultz nominated as next Commandant; FMC – formal investigation re detention & demurrage; Senate – bill introduced re NOAA unmanned maritime systems; House – bill introduced re NOAA unmanned maritime systems; Singapore – report on USS McCain collision; UK – [ Read Full Article ]

3/8/2018: MARPOL ANNEX VI – Removal of unintended impact to shipyards by North American Emissions Control Area implementation

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:20 PM
The Coast Guard, working with its domestic and International Maritime Organization partners, submitted a proposal to IMO to amend Annex VI to allow vessels with a Tier II compliant engine to enter and depart the North American or Caribbean emission control areas provided the vessel was proceeding [ Read Full Article ]

3/08/2018: Coast Guard-American Waterways Operators Steering Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:05 AM
The Coast Guard-American Waterways Operators Safety Partnership held its National Quality Steering Committee meeting Feb. 21, 2018, with an agenda focusing on the concerns of the partnership and industry. Industry representatives discussed a variety of issues facing the towing industry and the [ Read Full Article ]

3/8/2018: Amendment to Subchapter M policy letter on use of existing SMS to obtain initial COI

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The amendment allows for an equivalency to vessels using an existing safety management system to provide three years of objective evidence in lieu of having a TSMS Certificate for six months prior to issuance of a vessel's initial COI. [ Read Full Article ]

3/8/2018: Merchant mariner credential and medical certificate harmonization

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:05 AM
The National Maritime Center posted a notice to its website announcing that mariners will be allowed to request harmonized expiration dates of their Merchant Mariner Credential and Medical Certificate. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 March 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:06 AM
Headlines: USCG – harmonization of MMC expiration dates; USCG – use of existing SMS to obtain initial COI; USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions; USCG – ninth BWMS type approval request; USCG – Benkert Awards for Environmental Excellence; DOS – meeting on 2 April re MEPC 72; NSIDC – polar [ Read Full Article ]

3/7/2018: Rear Adm. Nadeau hosts Benkert award recipients for presentation ceremony in New Orleans

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2:32 PM
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, presented awards to the five winners of the William M. Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence, during a ceremony in New Orleans, March 2, 2018. Maritime Commons announced the winners in a post Feb. 22, 2018, but we are sharing [ Read Full Article ]

3/7/2018: Ninth application received for BWMS type approval

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2:16 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its ninth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the BALPURE Ballast Water Management System manufactured by De Nora Water Technologies. MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast […] [ Read Full Article ]