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1/7/2019: Nat’l Maritime Center – Mitigation efforts due to lapse in appropriations

Maritime CommonsMonday, January 7, 2019 - 7:56 AM
In this post, the National Maritime Center provides information for credentialed mariners who may be affected due to the lapse in appropriations and partial government shutdown. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 January 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, January 4, 2019 - 6:46 AM
Headlines: USCG – EPIRBs and false alerts; MARAD – US Maritime Advisory System enhancements; Antarctic – record low sea ice extent; Hong Kong – eSeaGo application; and Marshall Islands – fishing vessel aground. January 4, 2019 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – [ Read Full Article ]

1/3/2019: EPIRBs and false alerts

Maritime CommonsThursday, January 3, 2019 - 8:00 AM
After responding to over 700 false alerts in 2018, the Coast Guard is urging anyone with an emergency position indicating radio beacon to properly register their device. Owners of commercial fishing vessels, uninspected passenger vessels that carry six or more people, and uninspected commercial [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 3 January 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, January 3, 2019 - 7:43 AM
Headlines: Pacific – car carrier afire and abandoned; Singapore – prohibited anchoring; Helicopter in a life-saving role – 3 January 1944; and MREN – French Frigate Shoals. January 3, 2019 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL [ Read Full Article ]

1/2/2019: Minimum random drug testing rate set at 50 percent

Maritime CommonsWednesday, January 2, 2019 - 9:57 AM
The Coast Guard has increased the minimum random drug testing rate for 2019 as a result of Drug and Alcohol Management Information System data for the most recent reporting year indicating that the positive rate is greater than one percent. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 28 December 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, December 28, 2018 - 6:37 AM
Headlines: Louisville – Ohio River reopened with restrictions; USCG – NMC & RECs closed; USCG – 50% random drug testing rate; Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal – safety zone enforcement; USACE & EPA – public meeting re ‘waters of the United States’; USACE – beneficial use of dredged [ Read Full Article ]

12/26/2018: Third party oversight – one year after the commandant’s Final Action Memo on the El Faro sinking

Maritime CommonsWednesday, December 26, 2018 - 9:06 AM
On Dec. 22, 2017, the commandant of the Coast Guard released the Final Action Memo for the Report of the Marine Board of Investigation into the sinking of the steam ship El Faro and the loss of its 33 crewmembers. In the FAM, the commandant signaled the Coast Guard's commitment to making [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 December 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, December 26, 2018 - 6:24 AM
Headlines: USCG – electronic visual distress signal devices; USCG – recreational boating safety projects; STB – water carriers in the noncontiguous domestic trade; FCC – maritime mobile & maritime mobile-satellite radio services; CMTS – 2018 hurricane season report; and Paris & Tokyo [ Read Full Article ]

12/21/2018: Adoption of RTCM Standard 13200.0 for electronic visual distress signal devices

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM
In this post, the Coast Guard announced release of new guidance for acceptance of electronic visual distress signal devices that are evaluated as meeting the design and performance requirements of the recently published Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services. [ Read Full Article ]

12/21/2018: Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast

Maritime CommonsFriday, December 21, 2018 - 8:53 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comments as part of an Alaskan Arctic Coast Port Access Route Study (AACPARS) to evaluate the need for establishing vessel routing measures along the Arctic Coast of the United States for vessels proceeding to or from ports [ Read Full Article ]