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Blog 200518

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, May 18, 2020 - 7:38 AM
Headlines: USCG – Vessel COFR changes proposed; USCG – MERPAC members sought; USCG – affidavit re duplicate MMC request; USCG – safety alert re AIS data entry; USCG – RADM Benkert award winners; DOS & OFAC – deceptive practices used to evade sanctions; FMC – demurrage and detention interpretive [ Read Full Article ]

Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

Maritime CommonsSunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Update to Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures The Coast Guard’s Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner (FGCE) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) has been updated to account for the newest gas […] [ Read Full Article ]

2020 Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Award recipients announced

Maritime CommonsFriday, May 15, 2020 - 10:27 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard is announcing the award recipients for the 2020 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Automatic Identification System (AIS) – Accurate Broadcasts Don’t Happen Automatically

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:28 PM
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-20 to remind the maritime community that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation. [ Read Full Article ]

United States Publishes a Global Maritime Advisory to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Iran, North Korea, and Syria

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 14, 2020 - 1:57 PM
The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a global advisory to alert the maritime industry, and those active in the energy and metals sectors to deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions, [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Financial responsibility – Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 13, 2020 - 2:14 PM
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a proposal to expand regulations on vessel financial responsibility for all tank vessels greater than 100 gross tons as required by statute, and to make other amendments that clarify and update reporting requirements, reflect current practice, and remove [ Read Full Article ]

Guidance Regarding Affidavits Used in Conjunction with Mariner Credentialing

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:10 AM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published a Policy Letter to provide guidance on the affidavits required with an application for a duplicate merchant mariner credential and mariner medical certificate. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc.

Maritime CommonsMonday, May 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 32nd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200508

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, May 8, 2020 - 7:23 AM
Headlines: USCG – mooring line incidents; USCG – approaches to Cape Fear River; Louisville – steamboat race on 2 September; USCG – 31st BWMS type approval certificate issued; NTSB – loss of control entering lock; California – marine invasive species program; IMO – lifting barriers to crew changes; [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd.

Maritime CommonsThursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:02 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 31st U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd. [ Read Full Article ]

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