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Overview of regulations governing High Interest Vessel (HIV) selection and boarding

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 15, 2021 - 1:51 PM
In this post the Office of Maritime Security Response Policy discusses the process by which vessels may receive a security boarding prior to entering a U.S. port. [ Read Full Article ]

Update to mask requirement for persons aboard vessels

Maritime CommonsFriday, June 11, 2021 - 1:22 PM
The Coast Guard will no longer enforce mask requirements in outdoor areas of maritime transportation conveyances and hubs. [ Read Full Article ]

2020 Flag State Control Annual Report

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 9, 2021 - 3:12 PM
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of the 2020 Flag State Control Domestic Annual Report. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Evoqua Water Technologies Limited (UK)

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:40 AM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 43rd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Evoqua Water Technologies Limited (UK) after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162. [ Read Full Article ]

Policy Letters: Update to harbor assist towing beyond the boundary line and use of doublers on Subchapter M towing vessels

Maritime CommonsWednesday, June 2, 2021 - 9:40 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Policy Letter 19-01 Change 1 “Enforcement Guidance for Harbor Assist Towing Vessels When Operating Beyond the Boundary Line” and Policy Letter 21-03 “Guidance Concerning the Use of Doubler Plates for Repairs Involving Towing Vessels [ Read Full Article ]

Eighth District MSIB: Hurricane Season reporting requirements

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 1, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) has released MSIB 21-02, Hurricane Season Reporting Requirements, to provide guidance for operators on the Outer Continental Shelf. [ Read Full Article ]

Notice of Public Meeting: Shipping Coordinating Committee

Maritime CommonsTuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:54 AM
The Department of State will conduct an open meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021, by way of teleconference. [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210528

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingFriday, May 28, 2021 - 7:19 AM
Headlines: USCG – ‘paper captains’ busted; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; FMC – updated Decisions of the FMC; IOOS – virtual meeting on 14 June; CRS – Paperwork Reduction Act; UK – first female RN admiral selected; Shakespeare’s Bible – Southwark; Newsletter – farewell; and Shock [ Read Full Article ]

Blog 210527

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, May 27, 2021 - 6:38 AM
Headlines: USCG – harbor assist vessels outside Boundary Line; USCG – towing vessel COI inspections under TSMS option; USCG – ransomware and MTSA regulated facilities; Georgia – capsized car carrier Golden Ray update; NMFS – sperm whale 5-year review; UK – application of medical stores regulations [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Transportation System (MTS) cyber spotlight

Maritime CommonsWednesday, May 26, 2021 - 12:19 PM
Editors note: This is the second in a series of articles addressing cyber risk management and cybersecurity within the Marine Transportation System (MTS). The maritime community is facing daily threats to their […] [ Read Full Article ]

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