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7/20/2018: A milestone for towing vessel safety

Maritime CommonsFriday, July 20, 2018 - 9:10 AM
A Final Rule published June 20, 2016, set July 20, 2018, as the compliance date for all towing vessels subject to Subchapter M even if the vessel does not have a Certificate of Inspection. Towing vessels have a strong record of safe operations, so while July 20, 2018 represents a beginning of a new [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, July 20, 2018 - 7:08 AM
Headlines: USCG – fishing vessel investigated for dumping oil; FMC – expanded OTI flexibility; NOAA & FWS – proposed reforms to ESA regulations; Court – Exxon Valdez litigation; and The Business of Shipping. July 20, 2018 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:03 AM
Headlines: USCG – marine protected areas; USCG – preparation for ICOC; Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal – RNA amended; SSBAC – meeting on 22 August; USCRTF – meeting on 16 August; DOJ – $1 million fine for ORB violation; NTSB – excessive ice accumulation; House – bill introduced re [ Read Full Article ]

7/18/2018: Foreign flag passenger vessels and the Initial Certificate of Compliance exam

Maritime CommonsWednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:39 AM
Foreign flag passenger vessels arriving in the United States that embark passengers for the first time or make an initial U.S. port call while carrying U.S. citizens as passengers, must participate in the Initial Certificate of Compliance exam process. This post provides a few points to help ensure [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:18 AM
Headlines: Port Arthur – temporary safety zone; USCG – TugSafe Central; USCG – structural assessment of aged ships; USCG – PICWG meeting on 12 September; FERC – LNG terminal applications timely; House – bill introduced re Nord Stream 2 pipeline; and Washington – seeking marine transportation [ Read Full Article ]

07/17/2018: New Ship Structure Committee report released: SSC-474

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:45 PM
The Ship Structure Committee announced the publication of a new report, SSC-474, titled "Structural Assessment of Aged Ships," by Mr. Gregory Walker, Mr. Brendan Connell and Mr. Sean Kery of CSRA. The report describes the development of an assessment process to accurately predict the survivability [ Read Full Article ]

07/17/2018: TugSafe Lite is now TugSafe Central with two new sections and more links to useful information

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:17 PM
TugSafe Lite has been expanded and retitled TugSafe Central and is an important online source for Subchapter M compliance requirements and guidance. It has two new sections and new links to regulatory cites, USCG guidance documents and a link to a downloadable electronic version that is also [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 17 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:28 AM
Headlines: Hawaii – injuries on lava tour boat; USCG – covered areas on open decks; Gulf of Aden – threat to shipping; NTSB – towboat grounding; NTSB – fishing vessel sinks due to icing; BSEE – confidential near-miss data; CBP – interest rates; Court – unpermitted but known mooring dolphin [ Read Full Article ]

7/16/2018: Covered areas on open decks – risks and requirements for passenger vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 16, 2018 - 10:34 AM
The evolution of passenger amenities on cruise ships has far surpassed the original language of the existing regulations. This is particularly evident on open deck areas where the current trend to situate a variety of cooking, dining, and entertainment options has increased the fire risk. When [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 July 2018

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, July 16, 2018 - 6:09 AM
Headlines: USCG – hearing re tank barge explosion and fire; OMB – maritime regulatory reform; FWS – double-crested cormorants; COAC – webinar meeting on 1 August; BOEM – New York Bight wind power leasing; Court – maritime lien extinguished by laches; and Court – competing liens. July 16, [ Read Full Article ]