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Ship Structure Committee Publishes Finite Element Analysis Guide: SSC-475

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 3, 2020 - 2:46 PM
The Ship Structure Committee announces the publication of a new report, SSC-475, titled “Guidelines for Evaluation of Marine Finite Element Analyses.” [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Vessel and Facility Response Plans

Maritime CommonsFriday, April 3, 2020 - 1:25 PM
The Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy has released Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-20 as a reminder to facility owners or operators to ensure their facility response plans remain effective. [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, April 3, 2020 - 7:32 AM
Headlines: USCG – VRPs and FRPs amid COVID-19; USCG – further extension of MMCs etc.; USCG – US Port State Control Report for 2019; NBSAC – teleconference on 22 April; NOSAC – teleconference on 28 April; MEDMAC – teleconference on 29 April; NTSB – fatigue-induced allision; NOAA & DOE – Powering [ Read Full Article ]

2019 Port State Control Annual Report Posted

Maritime CommonsThursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:49 PM
The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. Port State Control Annual Report for 2019. [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:28 AM
Headlines: USCG – foreign passenger vessels and COVID-19; USCG – hazardous condition attestation re COVID-19; IMO – allow crew changes and seafarer repatriations; Suez Canal – rebates for LNG carriers increased to 30%; Suez Canal – rebates for LNG carriers from US Gulf ports; Suez Canal – rebates [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Novel Coronovirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 1)

Maritime CommonsWednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00 PM
The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 to provide guidance concerning mariner credentials and medical certificates and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19). [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:12 AM
Headlines: USCG – cargoes requiring additives or inhibition; FMC – fact finding re COVID-19 impact; CRS – primer on US Transportation Command; EMSA – marine casualty overview; Panama Canal – modifications to booking procedures; and Question of the Day – 1 April 2020. [ Read Full Article ]

National Maritime Center operational changes related to COVID-19

Maritime CommonsTuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:01 PM
The National Maritime Center has released a notice outlining operational changes due to COVID-19. [ Read Full Article ]

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Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:04 AM
Headlines: USCG – Merchant Mariner Certification update; TSA – COVID-19 impact on TWIC enrollment; Los Angeles – USNS Mercy accepts first patients; New York – USNS Comfort arrives; NMFS – fishing vessel construction financing; Court – “safe berth” clause is warranty of safety; Court – failure to [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: Maintaining Maritime Commerce and Identification of Essential Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers

Maritime CommonsMonday, March 30, 2020 - 1:45 PM
The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-20 to provide further clarification when making determinations regarding which MTS workers are considered essential in regions impacted by COVID-19 quarantine and shelter-in-place orders. [ Read Full Article ]