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3/6/2019: Acceptance of 2009 Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Code, as amended

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:35 PM
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards issued Change 1 to CG-ENG Policy Letter 02-12, to accept the amendments from the 2009 MODU Code, which include updated design and equipment requirements that stem from the findings of the Deepwater Horizon casualty investigation. [ Read Full Article ]

3/6/2019: National officer & rating endorsements expiring March 24, 2019

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:50 AM
The Coast Guard amended regulations to qualify for national officer and rating endorsements in a final rule titled Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements. In [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:11 AM
Headlines: USCG – national officer/rating endorsements; Mississippi River – high water; Tacoma – RNA amendment proposed; USCG – parasailing; DOE – Calcasieu Pass LNG export authorization; NSIDC – February Arctic sea ice report; NAP – transportation asset management; House – hearing re [ Read Full Article ]

3/6/2019: MSIB 002-19 – Parasailing navigation rules and flight safety

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00 AM
The Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration regulate the vessels that may tow parasailers and flight activities, respectively. The Coast Guard regulates small passenger vessels and other vessels that conduct parasail operations. This does not include oversight of parasailing equipment, [ Read Full Article ]

3/5/2019: Congressional hearing alert – “U.S. Maritime and Shipbuilding Industries: Strategies to Improve Regulation, Economic Opportunities, and Competitiveness”

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:47 AM
Rear Admiral John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, will testify before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, March 6, 2019, on strategies to improve regulation, economic opportunities, and competitiveness in the U.S. maritime industry. [ Read Full Article ]

3/5/2019: Findings of Concern released – “Impacts of Modifications, Alterations, and Weight Creep on Stability”

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:58 AM
The Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis issued Findings of Concern 006-19, "Impacts of Modifications, Alterations, and Weight Creep on Stability," after the fishing vessel Destination marine board of investigation concluded that unsafe stability conditions, combined with an open deck [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 5 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30 AM
Headlines: White House – military to mariner transition; USCG – IMO SDC 6 summary; USCG – Title 33, CFR amendments; MARAD – DWP license application; Court – LHWCA attorneys’ fees; and Court – LHWCA attorneys’ fees and costs. March 5, 2019 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime [ Read Full Article ]

3/4/2019: Updated info from National Maritime Center regarding impacts of lapse in appropriations

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 4, 2019 - 12:51 PM
This post provides new information from the National Maritime Center related to expiration dates of credential and medical certificates, Additional Information letters, Qualified Assessor letters, and other mariner documents. [ Read Full Article ]

3/4/2019: Recap of the Sixth session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 4, 2019 - 12:41 PM
The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction held its sixth session at IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, February 4-8, 2019. Representatives from the US Coast Guard’s Office of Design & Engineering Standards led the US delegation, comprised of members from the Coast Guard, US [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 March 2019

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, March 4, 2019 - 6:14 AM
Headlines: USCG – FV Destination investigation; USCG – impacts of modifications on stability; USCG – NMC mitigation efforts; Florida – modernizing safety & security zones; Chicago – safety zone near Chicago Lock; MARAD – DWP license application; FMC – detention & demurrage [ Read Full Article ]

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