APMA Blog Feeds

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Blog 200813

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, August 13, 2020 - 4:56 AM
Headlines: USCG – planned revisions to NOAD data; Oregon – Portland Harbor Restoration Plan; and Panama Canal – 10,000th Neopanamax transit. August 13, 2020 Bryant’s Maritime Blog Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608-8135 – USA Tel: 1-352-692- [ Read Full Article ]

Request for information on integration of automated and autonomous commercial vessels and vessel technologies into the Maritime Transportation System

Maritime CommonsWednesday, August 12, 2020 - 2:51 PM
The Coast Guard is interested in hearing from the public on a range of issues related to the potential introduction and development of automated and autonomous technologies aboard commercial vessels or any automated and autonomous vessels subject to U.S. jurisdiction and U.S. port facilities. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200812

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, August 12, 2020 - 4:12 AM
Headlines: NTSB – collision due to failure to communicate; FMC – passenger vessel operator non-performance; FMC – meeting in closed session of 18 August; House – bill introduced re transportation service providers assistance; House – bill introduced to reject China’s claims to islands; Court – [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard requesting comments to improve Nation’s shallow draft waterways ATON system

Maritime CommonsMonday, August 10, 2020 - 3:05 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft system. Waterway users, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to provide comments or feedback. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200810

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingMonday, August 10, 2020 - 7:12 AM
Headlines: USCG – OCS third party surveys; USCG – QMED survey; USCG – BWMS type approval application; House – bill introduced re maritime workforce training; House – bill introduced re merchant mariner education loans; House – bill introduced re maritime transportation emergency relief; CRS – Navy [ Read Full Article ]

New NBIC Ballast Water Management Reporting Form released: OMB # 1625-0069

Maritime CommonsSunday, August 9, 2020 - 10:33 PM
On 20 July 2020 the United States Coast Guard received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) adopting revisions to the Ballast Water Management Reporting Form (OMB number 1625-0069, expiration date 31 July 2023). [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 200807

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingSunday, August 9, 2020 - 9:44 AM
Headlines: Connecticut – anchorage area change requested; Texas – DWP project change requested; Polar Programs Committee – meeting on 10-11 September; NWS = extremely active hurricane season forecast; OFAC – violation of Libyan sanctions; NSIDC – Arctic sea ice update; Court – NMFS lacks authority [ Read Full Article ]

Coast Guard seeking input from Qualified Members of Engine Department (QMED) for Job Task Analysis

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 7, 2020 - 11:29 AM
The Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners who hold Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) to validate information gathered as part of a Job Task Analysis (JTA). [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center receives new application for ballast water management system type approval

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 7, 2020 - 10:42 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received an application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the KBAL Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Knutsen Ballast Water AS. [ Read Full Article ]

Eighth District MSIB: Extension of third party surveys – Update (Change 1)

Maritime CommonsFriday, August 7, 2020 - 9:56 AM
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection is permitting the extension of third party surveys for firefighting and lifesaving equipment until 30 September on a case-by-case basis. [ Read Full Article ]