APMA Blog Feeds

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Blog 200427

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, April 27, 2020 - 7:02 AM
Headlines: Georgia – fifth lifting lug installed on Golden Ray; Georgia – visit to Golden Ray sister ship; DOD – USS Roosevelt COVID-19 update; USN – COVID-19 outbreak on destroyer; USN – delivery of USS Zumwalt; USN – Antarctic sea ice forecast; FMC – service contract exemption procedures; DHS – [ Read Full Article ]

National Maritime Center launches electronic delivery process for renewal examinations

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 24, 2020 - 3:19 PM
The National Maritime Center will launch a centralized electronic delivery process (via e-mail) for renewal examinations in order to maintain the flow of mariner credentials during the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200424

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, April 24, 2020 - 7:03 AM
Headlines: USCG – MMC renewal exams via email; USCG – deferral of some OCS third party inspections; USCG – TSAC meeting summary; California – oil tankers being monitored; NTSB – barge allision with bridge; BOEM – renewable energy in the Gulf of Mexico; DOE – Sabine Pass Liquefaction; DOE – [ Read Full Article ]

Towing Safety Advisory Committee Spring 2020 meeting summary

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:29 PM
On March 10, 2020 the Coast Guard's Towing Safety Advisory Committee conducted a teleconference meeting where committee members voted unanimously to accept and issue the Coast Guard a final report on Task No.17-02 - Load Line Exemptions for River Barges on Lakes Erie and Ontario. [ Read Full Article ]

National Maritime Center guidance to mariner training providers related to COVID-19

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:39 PM
The National Maritime Center has released guidance to training providers, designated examiners (DEs) , and qualified assessors (QAs) . On March 30, 2020, the Coast Guard published a Marine Safety Information Bulletin 08-20, (Change 1) announcing several updates based on the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read Full Article ]

Eighth District MSIB: Extension of Third Party Surveys

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:18 PM
In an effort to help minimize possible exposure of the novel coronavirus to offshore oil and gas facilities the Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-03 that allows operators to differ the third party inspections associated [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200423

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:26 AM
Headlines: USCG – DUKW canopy removal; House – bill introduced re seafarer landing permits; Court – Face of the Arbitration Award Rule; EC – COVID-19 repatriation guidelines; Singapore – bunkering sector stable; and UK – 19,000 British cruise passengers have returned. April 23, 2020 Bryant’s [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Recommendation for DUKW Passenger Vessel Canopy Removal

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 22, 2020 - 5:00 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 15-20, "Recommendation for DUKW Passenger Vessel Canopy Removal." [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200422

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:25 AM
Headlines: USCG – COVID-19 guidance re training programs; CBP – travel between US and Canada; CBP – travel between US and Mexico; NOAA – data sharing with Vulcan Inc., IMO – message to seafarers; Australia – Ruby Princess crew repatriation begins; Singapore – new bunker supplier licenses; and Earth [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200421

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, April 21, 2020 - 6:39 AM
Headlines: Houston-Galveston – attestation of hazardous condition; Houston-Galveston – email address change; Houston-Galveston – reminder re menhaden season; Georgia – Golden Ray update; NTSB – virtual meeting on 28 April; EPA & USACE – waters of the United States; MARAD – $19.6 million [ Read Full Article ]