APMA Blog Feeds

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9/8/2017: Cyber risk NVIC comment period extended 30 days to October 11

Maritime CommonsFriday, September 8, 2017 - 9:56 AM
The Coast Guard received requests to extend the comment period by 30 days due to the conditions caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which have prevented some members of the public from submitting comments by the original deadline. [ Read Full Article ]

9/7/2017: Temporary closure of Regional Exam Center Miami

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:04 PM
The National Maritime Center posted a bulletin announcing that the Regional Exam Center (REC) in Miami will be closed beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, due to Hurricane Irma. Please do not fax or mail applications to this REC until further notice. [ Read Full Article ]

9/7/2017: Cancellation of next week’s MERMAC, MEDMAC meetings in Seattle, Washington

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:07 AM
The Coast Guard is cancelling the MEDMAC and MERPAC meetings currently scheduled for September 12-15. Both meetings will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Future announcements of new dates will appear in the Federal Register and will be shared via Maritime Commons. [ Read Full Article ]

9/7/2017: Cancellation of next week’s MERPAC, MEDMAC meetings in Seattle, Washington

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:07 AM
The Coast Guard is cancelling the MEDMAC and MERPAC meetings currently scheduled for September 12-15. Both meetings will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Future announcements of new dates will appear in the Federal Register and will be shared via Maritime Commons. [ Read Full Article ]

9/7/2017: Policy letter 17-05 – Guidelines for Voluntary Compliance with the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:34 AM
The policy letter provides guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors, Authorized Classification Societies (ACS) that are authorized to issue international convention certificates on behalf of the Coast Guard in its capacity as the flag administration, and U.S. flagged vessel owners/operators [ Read Full Article ]

9/6/2017: International Ice Patrol completes 2017 ice season, transfers ice warning products to Canadian Ice Service until 2018

Maritime CommonsWednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:41 AM
During the 2017 season, 1,004 icebergs drifted into the transatlantic shipping lanes, a significant increase from the average of 485 icebergs, making 2017 the 19th most severe season since 1900 and the fourth consecutive extreme iceberg year. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 September 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Headlines: Puerto Rico – hurricane contingency plans; Florida Straits – caution recommended; San Juan – USCG monitoring unit closed; USCG – conditions at Corpus Christi and Houston-Galveston; Columbia River – closed due to forest fires; EMSA – seafarer statistics in the EU; and UK – MSI [ Read Full Article ]

9/5/2017: Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention, gives keynote at International Safety @ Sea Conference

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:08 PM
Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Rear Adm. John Nadeau recently spoke at the International Safety @ Sea Conference in Singapore, organized by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore. The conference was convened to share best practices for safety at sea and included over 250 [ Read Full Article ]

9/5/2017: Public Interface Control Working Group

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 5, 2017 - 8:16 AM
The GPS Program Office is considering the modification or removal of the Operational Advisories in RFC-351 for both the current and future ground control systems. [ Read Full Article ]

9/5/2017: Updates on port conditions in Corpus Christi and Houston-Galveston

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 5, 2017 - 8:02 AM
The captains of the ports in Houston-Galveston and Corpus Christi announced updates to port conditions that took effect Sept. 2, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

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