APMA Blog Feeds

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Blog 200527

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:54 AM
Headlines: White House – WWII Merchant Mariners Gold Medal Act; USCG – Lower Mississippi River anchorage grounds; USCG – PIC LOD; USCG – NVIC 01-16 Change 2; USCG – MA/RI Port Access Route Study; USCG – MEDMAC applications sought; USCG – waiver of MMC fees; USN – ship-borne laser takes out drone; [ Read Full Article ]

Guidance on Waiver of Merchant Mariner Credential Application Fees for Active Duty Members of the Uniformed Services

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 26, 2020 - 3:06 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published CG-MMC Policy Letter 02-20 titled: Guidance on Waiver of Merchant Mariner Credential Application Fees for Active Duty Members of the Uniformed Services. Active duty […] [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200526

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, May 26, 2020 - 7:16 AM
Headlines: White House – National Maritime Day 2020; USCG – processing mariner appeals during COVID-19; USCG – Port & Facility Compliance Report; CRS – changes in the Arctic; and Singapore – crew change procedures. May 26, 2020 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 [ Read Full Article ]

Processing of Mariner Appeals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 22, 2020 - 1:05 PM
Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety and health concerns and technical constraints, the processing of mariner appeals has been delayed. [ Read Full Article ]

Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2019 Year in Review Now Available

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 22, 2020 - 10:30 AM
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance has released its 2019 Annual Report. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200522

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, May 22, 2020 - 6:32 AM
Headlines: USCG – COVID-19 guidance to ROs; USCGA – virtual graduation ceremony for Class of 2020; USN – USS Theodore Roosevelt returns to sea; NOAA – above-normal hurricane season forecast; CBP – vessel manifest certifications; DOJ – former MSC official charged; FERC – Alaska LNG project [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200521

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:43 AM
Headlines: USCG – emergency evacuation drills; FMC – investigation into Canadian ballast water regulation; FMC – temporary waivers due to COVID-19; MTSNAC – webinar meeting on 3 June; MARAD – $19.6 million for small shipyards; USN – USS Kidd transitions; CRS – LHWCA compensation; Court – open [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Update for Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:36 AM
The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2020, “Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats” May 19, 2020. This policy letter […] [ Read Full Article ]

Check Your Life Jacket’s Fit, Function & Condition Before Boating this Season

Maritime CommonsTuesday, May 19, 2020 - 3:35 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims. Ensure they fit properly. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Member Solicitation

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 18, 2020 - 2:09 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is seeking applications for all membership positions in the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. [ Read Full Article ]

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