APMA Blog Feeds

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Blog 210319

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, March 19, 2021 - 4:17 AM
Headlines: USCG – Safety Alert re PDF lights; Canada + US – AGM deterrence measures; FMC – impact of cruise ship shutdown in Pacific; BOEM – offshore wind energy sector; NSF – Arctic Research Plan; House – bill introduced re harmful algal blooms; CRS – Navy unmanned vessels; IMO – Maritime Single [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: COVID-19 Crew Change Issues

Maritime CommonsThursday, March 18, 2021 - 2:07 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has issued MSIB 04-21 "COVID-19 Crew Change Issues" to provide guidance for U.S. mariners who may be experiencing crew change issues abroad and for foreign mariners who may be experiencing crew change issues while in the U.S. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210318

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, March 18, 2021 - 6:25 AM
Headlines: USCG – COVID-19 crew change issues; GPS – PICWG meeting minutes; Australia – drug seizure involving container ship; India – discharge of ship-generated waste; Suez Canal – surcharge on tiers of containers; Suez Canal – container ship rebates; UK – COVID-19 conditional exemption for [ Read Full Article ]

U.S. Coast Guard announces new law requiring use of engine cut-off switches

Maritime CommonsWednesday, March 17, 2021 - 1:46 PM
Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210317

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, March 17, 2021 - 6:33 AM
Headlines: Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; USN – Unmanned Campaign Framework; FERC – offshore wind energy interconnection with grid; NOAA – SARSAT Return L:ink Service; IMO – A Fair Future for Seafarers; ILO – Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments; Panama Canal – Neopanamax [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210316

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, March 16, 2021 - 8:13 AM
Headlines: Puget Sound – asleep at the wheel; USCG – ACP Single Supplement; USCG – daytime distress signals; USCG – offshore Ocean City security zone; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; EPA – dredger settles ocean dumping allegation; NTSB – most wanted safety improvements; Panama [ Read Full Article ]

U.S. Supplement to International Conventions and Classification Society Rules for Ships Enrolled in the Alternate Compliance Program

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 15, 2021 - 3:31 PM
On March 11, 2021, the Coast Guard in consultation with the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) authorized Recognized Organizations (RO), released a single U.S. Supplement for vessels enrolling in the ACP. The single U.S. Supplement meets the intent set out in the Commandant’s Final Action [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard R&D releases studies examining daytime distress signals and enhanced person-in-the water detection

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 15, 2021 - 1:05 PM
The Coast Guard has publicly released two studies completed by the Coast Guard’s Research & Development Center as related to Enhanced Person in the Water (ePIW) Detection location devices and daytime distress signal devices. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210315

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, March 15, 2021 - 7:51 AM
Headlines: USCG – Prince William Sound RCAC; NOAA – Lake Erie Quadrangle NMS nomination; MACOSH – virtual meeting on 30 March; St. Lawrence Seaway – screening & access to Canadian locks; Senate – bill introduced re small port dredging; Senate – bill introduced re use of US vessels; House – bill [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2021 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

Maritime CommonsFriday, March 12, 2021 - 11:02 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the establishment of new base pilotage rates for the 2021 shipping season. This final rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. [ Read Full Article ]