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APMA Blog Feeds

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2/10/2016: Public meeting – Container weight listening session

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:43 PM
The Federal Maritime Commission is hosting a listening session on the amendments to SOLAS Regulation VI-2 regarding cargo information and verified gross mass of containers. The Coast Guard will be in attendance to hear concerns and feedback from industry and stakeholders on this issue. [ Read Full Article ]

2/10/2016: Guidelines for training of personnel on ships subject to the Polar Code

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:19 AM
The Coast Guard published a policy letter to provide guidance for the training of personnel on ships subject to the international code for ships operating in polar waters and provide a level of safety taking into account the challenges specific to the unique polar environment. [ Read Full Article ]

2/10/2016: Towing Safety Advisory Committee vacancies

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:18 AM
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee to advise on matters relating to shallow draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. [ Read Full Article ]

2/10/2016: Sea strainers constructed of nonmetallic materials for use on small passenger vessels

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:12 AM
The Coast Guard published policy letter to provide guidance on the use of nonmetallic sea strainers on small passenger vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 10 February 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:54 AM
Headlines: White House – Coast Guard Authorization Act signed; White House – FY2017 Budget; USCG – El Faro hearing; Great Lakes – 2015 ballast water management; USCG – TSAC members sought; Beaufort Sea – Liberty Development & Production Plan; CBP – ACE test to include TSCA data; FMC – [ Read Full Article ]

2/9/2016: Hearing set for Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation into EL FARO Sinking

Maritime CommonsTuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:04 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a public Marine Board of Investigation hearing into the loss of the United States-flagged steam ship EL FARO, and its 33 crewmembers. The first hearing will focus on the pre-accident historical events relating to the loss, the regulatory compliance record of the EL [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 February 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:12 AM
Headlines: USCG – nonmetallic sea strainers; USCG – Waves on the Waterfront; Alaska – dispersant preauthorization area; SLSDC – proposed tariff of tolls; FMC – complaint filed; Court – maintenance and cure; Australia – ship banned for twelve months; Panama Canal – January operations; and [ Read Full Article ]

2/8/2016: New edition of Waves on the Waterfront posted!

Maritime CommonsMonday, February 8, 2016 - 12:10 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Port and Facility Compliance published the February 2016 issue of Waves on the Waterfront. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field of [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 February 2016

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, February 8, 2016 - 2:58 AM
Headlines: USCG – electronic charts & pubs; USCG – NMC user fee webpage update; USCG Zika virus precautions update; Tacoma – vessel detained for safety violations; USCG – LNG & alternative fuels; FERC – Elba Liquefaction EA; CBP – quarterly interest rates; NTSB – collision near [ Read Full Article ]

2/5/2016: LNG and Alternative Fuels Symposium – Remarks from MSC Commanding Officer

Maritime CommonsFriday, February 5, 2016 - 4:01 PM
Read a summary of remarks about the Marine Safety Center’s role in the review of LNG fuel and cargo systems installed on new U.S. Flag ships and barges. [ Read Full Article ]


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