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9/21/2017: Good navigation practices – How one vessel master managed safe navigation during a GPS outage

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:24 AM
During the week of June 19, 2017 a vessel transiting the northeast portion of the Black Sea reported multiple instances of GPS interference. Approximately 20 other vessels in the same area appeared to experience similar interference. The master of the vessel knew to contact the U.S. Coast Guard [ Read Full Article ]

9/21/2017: Final Rule – Polar Ship certificates required for certain ships operating in Polar waters

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:09 AM
This final rule, effective Oct. 23, 2017, adds the Polar Ship Certificate to a list of certificates that certain U.S. and foreign-flag ships will need to carry on board if they engage in international voyages in polar waters. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 September 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:33 AM
Headlines: Puerto Rico – humanitarian relief and port reconstitution efforts; USCG – Polar Ship Certificate; USCG – Great Lakes Pilotage rates – correction; USCG – vessel documentation regulations; USCG – guidelines re BWM Convention; FMC – meeting summary; and CMTS – Federal Funding [ Read Full Article ]

9/20/2017: Vessel documentation regulations-technical amendments

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:52 AM
The amendments make non-substantive edits to align Coast Guard regulations with current vessel documentation statutes, correct typographical errors, and align procedural requirements with current Coast Guard practice. This final rule is effective Sept. 20, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

9/20/2017: Corrections to Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review Final Rule

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:40 AM
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a corrected version of the Final Rule - Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review, which was originally published in the Federal Register Aug. 31, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

9/19/2017: Temporary closure of Monitoring Unit San Juan, Puerto Rico

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 19, 2017 - 3:11 PM
Electronic applications are still being accepted, but paper applications should be sent to another regional exam center for processing. The National Maritime Center will continue to work applications submitted prior to Tuesday, September 19. [ Read Full Article ]

9/19/2017: Teleconference option available for October’s Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:40 AM
The teleconference option for the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee will be available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Oct. 5, 2017, unless the meeting ends earlier. [ Read Full Article ]

9/19/2017: Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee seeking applicants for membership

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:28 AM
The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security on various matters relating to the safe operation of commercial fishing industry vessels. Completed applications should be submitted to the Coast [ Read Full Article ]

9/19/2017: Availability of NVIC 02-13 Change 1, Guidance Implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:11 AM
This change incorporates the 2014 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) related to financial liability for repatriation of seafarers and financial security relating to shipowners' liability in cases of seafarer injury or death into the existing voluntary compliance framework for [ Read Full Article ]

9/19/2017: Nomination period open for Rear Adm. Richard E. Bennis award for excellence in maritime security

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM
The Coast Guard has set Jan. 31, 2018 as the deadline to submit nominations for the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in Maritime Security. This biennial award serves to highlight and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions of the maritime community with regards to [ Read Full Article ]

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