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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 ]

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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 ]

Notice of Public Meeting: 45th session of the International Maritime Organization’s Facilitation Committee

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 3, 2021 - 2:04 PM
The Department of State will conduct a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by way of teleconference. The primary purpose of this meeting is to prepare for the forty fifth session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Facilitation Committee (FAL 45) to be held [ Read Full Article ]

Mask requirement for persons aboard vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 3, 2021 - 9:26 AM
The Coast Guard continues to work closely with the CDC for maritime related issues and confirmed with the CDC that the CDC requirements in Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MISB) 02-21 Change 1 remains the most current guidance. [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, May 3, 2021 - 3:55 AM
Headlines: California – vessel overturns with 29 onboard; MARAD – replacement of MSP vessel; CDC – mitigation of COVID-19 on cruise ships; BOEM – wind facility off RI & MA proposed; DOT – civil penalty inflation adjustment; Senate – bill introduced re VRP modification; Court – lack of personal [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, April 30, 2021 - 6:28 AM
Headlines: USCG – 42nd BWMS type approval; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; USACE – submissions for annual report; Senate – bill introduced to ban export of crude oil & LNG; Senate – bill introduced re navy shipyards; IMO – decarbonization initiative; ILO – new seafarer [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, April 28, 2021 - 1:53 PM
Headlines: USCG – SEACOR Eagle inspected for SEACOR Power response; USCG – cutter transits into Black Sea; USCG – WCC PEIS public meetings; NTSB – allision in Soo Locks; FCC – submarine cable outage reporting; House – bill introduced to ban Florida OCS drilling; House – bill introduced re Navy [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to Wuxi Brightsky Electronic Co., Ltd.

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 28, 2021 - 9:57 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 42nd U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Wuxi Brightsky Electronic Co., Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application […] [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, April 27, 2021 - 8:38 AM
Headlines: USCG – Seacor Power salvage unified command; USCG – 50% drug testing rate; USCG – CRADA re cutter tactical communications; USCG – CRADA re sUAS DAA system; MARAD – $19.6 million for small shipyard grants; SS Sultana explosion and fire – 27 April 1865; and Shakespeare’s Bible – [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, April 26, 2021 - 5:35 AM
Headlines: White House – reducing GHG emissions from shipping; DOE – decarbonizing international shipping; Georgi – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; FTA – $10 million funding opportunity; Singapore – crew change prohibition re India; Ideal X voyage – 26 April 1956; and Shakespeare’s [ Read Full Article ]