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APMA Blog Feeds

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12/18/2015: Cooperative research and development agreement – Diesel outboard engine development

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 18, 2015 - 9:36 AM
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, with Mercury Marine to evaluate and test the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with diesel outboard engine [ Read Full Article ]

12/17/2015: Maritime security – Time for a review

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:42 PM
The Coast Guard encourages maritime stakeholders to read the recent DHS advisory and review security measures to be alert for suspicious activity. [ Read Full Article ]

12/17/2015: Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity – Published request for information

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:31 PM
A request for information was published, seeking information on the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” to inform planning and decision-making about how to enhance security of the Nation’s critical infrastructure, cybersecurity and risk management. [ Read Full Article ]

12/17/2015: Implementation of updated mariner credentialing program forms

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:27 PM
The National Maritime Center posted a notice about the use of the new CG-719 forms. [ Read Full Article ]

12/17/2015: Port state control detection deficiency areas – MSIB published

Maritime CommonsThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:26 PM
The Coast Guard published a safety bulletin to address the top five deficiency areas that port state control officers find on foreign vessels and have led to detentions in 2015. [ Read Full Article ]

12/16/2015: Back to the future – Cyber risk management training

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:46 PM
The Coast Guard recently hosted a course on cyber risks in the marine transportation system to train Coast Guard personnel to work with industry to address cyber risks. [ Read Full Article ]

12/16/2015: VHF-DSC Radio equipment installation requirement for inspected passenger and commercial fishing vessels – MSIB published

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:44 PM
Inspected passenger vessels that carry more than six passengers, with at least one for hire, and commercial fishing vessels of 300 gross tons and upward, operating in Sea Area A1, must upgrade to VHF-DSC radio equipment beginning one year after notification or not later than January 20, 2016. [ Read Full Article ]

12/16/2015: Notice of public meeting – IMO Subcommittee on Ship Design and Construction

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:43 PM
The Department of State will conduct a Coast Guard led public meeting, in Washington, DC, to prepare for the third Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction in January 2016. [ Read Full Article ]

12/16/2015: Update to the National Terrorism Advisory System

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 16, 2015 - 12:59 PM
Today, DHS updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats. As part of the Coast Guard's commitment to the security of our nation's maritime infrastructure, we are informing you of the change to the NTAS system and providing the [ Read Full Article ]

12/14/2015: Coast Guard decision on use of Most Probable Number method

Maritime CommonsMonday, December 14, 2015 - 12:02 PM
Today, the Coast Guard informed four ultraviolet ballast water management system manufacturers that the Most Probable Number method is not considered as an equivalent alternative to the testing method prescribed in the Coast Guard’s regulations pertaining to the type-approval of ballast water [ Read Full Article ]


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