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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 December 2017

December 15th, 2017 at 12:03 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: USN – Strategic Readiness Review; House – bill introduced re natural gas imports/exports; House – bill introduced re small natural gas imports/exports; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 December 2017

December 14th, 2017 at 11:23 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: White House - National Defense Authorization Act; Portland – captain’s MMC suspended; Senate – bill introduced re GPS backup system; Court ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 December 2017

December 13th, 2017 at 8:01 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: NTSB – El Faro investigation; FMC – petition for filing exemption; USCG – Environmental Protection Award; NOAA – Arctic warming; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 December 2017

December 12th, 2017 at 9:07 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: NTSB – public availability of information; Virginia – Elizabeth River environmental assessment; USCG – Liquefied Gas Senior Executive Forum; IMO – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 December 2017

December 11th, 2017 at 10:50 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: NTSB – El Faro meeting on 12 December; USCG – design standard verification for towing vessels; Canada – offshore fisheries science vessel launched; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 December 2017

December 8th, 2017 at 10:51 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – NVIC re pipeline & hose testing; Hawaii – wreck removal; USCG – Buzzards Bay PAWS study; USCG – Florida ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 December 1941

December 7th, 2017 at 11:45 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: Gulf of Mexico – fatality on drillship; Boston – ship breaks free of mooring; USCG – Tug Safe decision aid; USCG – seeking ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 December 2017

December 6th, 2017 at 8:44 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – Pacific seacoast waterways study; USCG – BWMS contingency planning; NOAA – Northwest Atlantic leatherback turtle; Court – permanent total ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 5 December 2017

December 5th, 2017 at 11:47 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – BWMSs are not ‘plug and play’; USCG – Arctic Shipping Summit; FERC – Calcasieu Pass Project; Court – union ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 December 2017

December 4th, 2017 at 11:15 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – international marine casualty investigations; USCG – BWMS type approval process; USCG – Arctic Domain Awareness Center meeting; USCG – ...more »
    logo11 Alternate Compliance Program

    In the December 2017 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Alternate Compliance Program". The article discusses the US Coast Guard program for delegating to authorized classification societies the authority to perform specific inspections on US-flag vessels on its behalf. The USCG investigation into the tragic loss of the cargo ship El Faro identified various shortcomings in this program. Efforts should be undertaken to get it back on track.