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10/10/2017: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee October 2017 Meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:38 AM
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet October 26-27, 2017, at the United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, WV. Although the meetings are open to the public, attendees must pre-register to be admitted. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 10 October 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:30 AM
Headlines: USCG – links to web sites; USCG – shipboard cyber risk management; USCG – vessel stability and watertight integrity; House – bill introduced to exempt Puerto Rico; and Australia – rudder failure grounding. October 9, 2017 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting [ Read Full Article ]

10/9/2017: Nat’l Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Shipboard cyber risk management

Maritime CommonsMonday, October 9, 2017 - 7:00 AM
As electronic navigation systems become increasingly complex, interconnected, and cyber dependent, they could fall victim to bad actors, hackers, and nuisance cyber agents. Many of these incidents can be prevented or mitigated by embracing a culture of cyber risk management, without which, [ Read Full Article ]

10/6/2017: Marine Safety Alert 11/17: Remain upright by fully understanding vessel stability

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 6, 2017 - 2:22 PM
The need for operators to understand their vessel’s Stability Instructions cannot be overstated. This post provides resources and tips to help vessel operators reduce the risk of capsizing due to excessive icing or weight, vessel conversions or modifications, or compromised water tight integrity. [ Read Full Article ]

10/6/2017: New issue of OCS NCOE’s “Drill Down” now available

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 6, 2017 - 10:17 AM
The Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise released its latest issue of "Drill Down," an outreach and knowledge management tool designed to educate those involved with or interested in the OCS world of work, and to help generate discussion within the OCS community. Regulatory [ Read Full Article ]

10/6/2017: Updated hyperlinks for frequently visited Coast Guard web sites

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 6, 2017 - 8:55 AM
The Coast Guard recently completed the migration of all web content to a new, more secure server and web content managers have received many questions and comments from the maritime community about how to navigate the new sites. This post provides a list of updated web addresses for some of the [ Read Full Article ]

10/5/2017: Congratulations to first round of E-Zero certificate holders

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:35 PM
In an effort to better recognize those companies, operators, and vessels that have earned the E-Zero designation on their QUALSHIP 21 certificate, each month Maritime Commons will publish the names of the latest vessels to earn the E-Zero designation. [ Read Full Article ]

10/5/2017: Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee, Eastern Great Lakes and regional sub-committee vacancies

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:33 AM
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security Committee, Eastern Great Lakes, and the four regional sub-committees: Northeast Ohio Region, Northwestern Pennsylvania Region, Western New York Region, and Eastern New York Region submit their applications for [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 5 October 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:01 AM
Headlines: USCG – Easter Great Lakes AMSC; USCG – NMC seeks deck officers; and Senate – bill introduced to exempt Puerto Rico. October 5, 2017 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608-8135 – USA Tel: 1-352-692-5493 – [ Read Full Article ]

10/4/2017: Designated examiner and qualified assessor submissions

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:24 AM
The National Maritime Center has noted an increase in the number of Designated Examiner and Qualified Assessor requests being included with Merchant Mariner Credential applications. This has delayed the processing of some DE and QA requests. DE and QA approvals are not MMC endorsements and are not [ Read Full Article ]