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4/20/2016: New Policy Letter – Facility Security Plan, Alternative Security Program, Vessel Security Plan

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:45 PM
The Coast Guard published a new policy letter outlining timeline and process for five year Facility Security Plan (FSP), Alternative Security Program (ASP), and Vessel Security Plan (VSP) renewal for use by Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities and the Marine Safety [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 April 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, April 20, 2016 - 3:07 AM
Headlines: Marina del Rey – proposed anchorage area; FERC – application to construct LNG export terminal; FMC – VGM direct engagement encouraged; Australia – ECDIS compliance; and Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire – 20 April 2010. April 20, 2016 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime [ Read Full Article ]

4/19/2016: Navigation Safety Advisory Council meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 19, 2016 - 3:50 PM
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will hold public meetings on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, and Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Arlington, VA. [ Read Full Article ]

4/19/2016: New NVIC 02-16 guidance published

Maritime CommonsTuesday, April 19, 2016 - 3:29 PM
The Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular, NVIC 02-16, to provide guidance for the purpose of assisting vessel owners and operators, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel with the inspection and recommended documentation of maintenance for sail rigging and masts on inspected [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 April 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, April 19, 2016 - 4:06 AM
Headlines: NAVSAC – meeting on 4-5 May; USCG – NVIC 02-16; USCG – troposcatter technology; Lower Chesapeake Bay – anchorage ground proposed; DOT – $4.9 million in grants to small shipyards; FERC – authorization to export LNG; House – hearing on maritime safety and stewardship; EC – [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 April 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, April 18, 2016 - 6:31 AM
Headlines: OEAB – meeting on 26-27 April; ANSTF – meeting on 4-6 May; DOE – application to export CGL; FMC – meeting on 20 April; MARAD – Marine Highway Projects open season; NTSB – search for El Faro VDR resumes; USCG – ballast water reporting form; USCG – pre-arrival and departure [ Read Full Article ]

4/15/2016: National Association of Charterboat Operators – Resigning of MOA

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 15, 2016 - 2:30 PM
Yesterday, the Coast Guard renewed the Memorandum of Agreement with the National Association of Charterboat Operators. [ Read Full Article ]

4/15/2015: IMO amendment adopted- Requirement for electronic exchange of pre-arrival and departure information

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM
The International Maritime Organization Facilitation Committee adopted an amendment that applies to the Coast Guard, to require public authorities to establish a system for the electronic exchange of pre-arrival and departure information. It is intended to reduce the administrative burden on ships' [ Read Full Article ]

4/15/2016: Reminder use of old form for ballast water reporting discontinued

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 15, 2016 - 11:47 AM
The transitional period for the new ballast water reporting will expire May 1, 2016. The Coast Guard expects vessel owners and operators of vessels equipped with ballast water tanks and bound for ports or places in the United States to use the new form by this date. [ Read Full Article ]

4/15/2014: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Shop

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM
The director of Coast Guard inspections and compliance provides a summary of remarks made, and questions asked, at the recent cybersecurity workshop, hosted by the National Institute for Standards and Technology. His remarks focused on work done by the Coast Guard and partner organizations to [ Read Full Article ]