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Blog 210511

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:42 AM
Headlines: USCG – Subchapter M fleet reminder; USCG – entry of nonimmigrants from India; EPA – Maryland no-discharge zone; Seaway – speed management changes; USN – USCG patrol boat incident in Strait of Hormuz; USN – weapons seizure in Arabian Sea; BOEM – Center for Marine Acoustics; GAO – Defense [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: COVID 19 – Actions for Vessels Arriving in U.S. Ports – Update (Change 7)

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 10, 2021 - 2:57 PM
The Coast Guard has published Change 7 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20 to provide updated guidance on the suspension of entry of nonimmigrants from India. [ Read Full Article ]

Deadline approaching for 46 CFR Subchapter M 75% phase-in requirements

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 10, 2021 - 11:40 AM
In accordance with 46 CFR 136.202, owners and managing operators (OMO) are responsible for ensuring that 75% of their respective fleets receive a Certificate of Inspection (COI) before July 19, 2021. Failure […] [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210510

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, May 10, 2021 - 6:26 AM
Headlines: USCG – incorporating cyber into security assessments & plans; USCG – highlighting role of MTS workers; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; CDC – Conditional Order; House – bill introduced re port improvement grants; House – bill introduced re OCS drilling; House – bill [ Read Full Article ]

MTS workers continue to fulfill critical role during COVID-19 pandemic

Maritime CommonsSunday, May 9, 2021 - 12:16 PM
RDML Richard V. Timme, USCG Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy highlights the importance of MTS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in a letter to industry. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210506

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:47 AM
Headlines: CDC – technical instructions for cruise ships; CDC – COVID-19 operations manual; USCG – salvage of SEACOR Power; USCG – COVID-19 and foreign passenger vessel exams; USCG – cruise ship medic al standards; Alaska – derelict tug scuttled at sea; USCG – OCS-related accidents, etc.; USCG – [ Read Full Article ]

Cruise Ship NCOE Industry Notice 21-01: Cruise Ship Medical Standards

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:11 AM
The Cruise Ship NCOE has issued Industry Notice 21-01 to provide information to owners and operators within the cruise industry regarding new requirements established with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R. 6395). [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letter: Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 5, 2021 - 10:27 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Policy Letter 21-02 “Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance” to provide guidance to the Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise and Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection on Coast Guard examination requirements for all [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 3)

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:53 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 3) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations – Change 3” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210504

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:08 AM
Headlines: California – search near Point Loma suspended; USCG – President Biden to speak at USCGA graduation; St. Lawrence Seaway – lockage without mooring lines; Tokyo MOU – annual report; Malta – fatality due to parted mooring line; Singapore – crew changes involving South Asia prohibited; [ Read Full Article ]