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Blog 210226

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, February 26, 2021 - 7:50 AM
Headlines: White House – entry of US vessels into Cuban waters; USCG – OCSNCOE website update; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; DHS – preparedness grant funding; EPA – settlements with shipyards; Senate – bill introduced re mass evacuation grants; House – bill introduced re Alaska [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210225

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:44 AM
Headlines: USCG – investigation of FV Coastal Reign capsizing; USCG – TVNCOE website update; NTSB – towing vessel allision with bridge; DOJ – ship operator sentenced for illegal discharges; USN – USS Bonhomme Richard; St. Lawrence Seaway – wharfage charges; St. Lawrence Seaway – toll increase; [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210223

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, February 24, 2021 - 8:47 AM
Headlines: USCG – vessel cyber risk management; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; COAC – meeting on 17 March; and OEAC – meeting on 7-8 April. February 23, 2021 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608-8135 [ Read Full Article ]

Update to the Vessel Cyber Risk Management Work Instruction

Maritime CommonsTuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:36 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has updated the Vessel Cyber Risk Management Work Instruction. The Work Instruction was updated to include a compliance timeline for Non Safety Management System vessels that are subject to the Marine Transportation Safety Act of 2002. [ Read Full Article ]

U.S. Coast Guard to hold virtual hearing for loss of F/V Scandies Rose

Maritime CommonsFriday, February 19, 2021 - 6:25 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal hearing starting Monday February 22 in Edmonds, Wash., to consider evidence related to the sinking of the fishing vessel Scandies Rose. The formal hearing is scheduled to convene daily at 8 A.M. PST on weekdays, February 22 through March 5. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd.

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:34 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 40th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Continued Awareness – Active Exploitation of SolarWinds Software

Maritime CommonsThursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:14 AM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-21 “Continued Awareness - Active Exploitation of SolarWinds Software”. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210218

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:38 AM
Headlines: USCG – revised BWMS Application Package; USCG – CMTS webinar on COVID-19 vaccines; USCG – recreational vessel COD extended to 5 years; DOJ – Japanese CEO indicted for fraud; DOT – applicants sought for infrastructure grants; BOEM – GOM lease sale ROD [ Read Full Article ]

Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program – Revised Application for Ballast Water Management Systems

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 17, 2021 - 1:27 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has published a revised 2021 Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP) Application Package. [ Read Full Article ]

Final Rule: Certificate of Documentation-5 Year Renewal Fees

Maritime CommonsWednesday, February 17, 2021 - 1:06 PM
On February 18, 2021 a final rule extending the validity of a recreational vessel endorsement on a Certificate of Documentation (COD) from 1 to 5 years goes into effect. [ Read Full Article ]