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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 March 2019

March 18th, 2019 at 10:49 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: Missouri River – closed to navigation; USCG – unit stand down for third party oversight; USCG – Container Inspection Program Manual; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 March 2019

March 15th, 2019 at 11:21 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: Mississippi River – closed between MM 224.5 and MM 226; USCG – two owners convicted of illegal passenger charters; Texas – Sabine Pass anchorage ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 March 2019

March 14th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – fireman’s outfits; USCG – NVDC update; OEAB – meeting on 26-27 March; OSHA – RFI re powered industrial trucks; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 March 2019

March 13th, 2019 at 11:55 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – guidance on COD delays; DOS – meeting on 1 April re FAL 43; SLSDC – Seaway Regulations & Rules; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 March 2019

March 12th, 2019 at 11:52 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions; Key West – maritime security exercise on 14 March; USCG – icebreaker Polar Star returns from Antarctic; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 March 2019

March 11th, 2019 at 11:27 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – US build determination; Lake Erie – 46 ice fishermen rescued; USCG – Policy Letter re 2009 MODU Code; USCG ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 March 2019

March 8th, 2019 at 9:37 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – working under revoked MMC; MARAD – Small Shipyard Grant Program; MARAD – proposed DWP in Gulf of Mexico; NOAA ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 March 2019

March 7th, 2019 at 12:21 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – Policy Letter re 2009 MODU Code; MARAD – proposed DWP in Gulf of Mexico; Senate – hearing on American maritime industry; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 March 2019

March 6th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – national officer/rating endorsements; Mississippi River – high water; Tacoma – RNA amendment proposed; USCG – parasailing; DOE ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 5 March 2019

March 5th, 2019 at 11:30 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: White House – military to mariner transition; USCG – IMO SDC 6 summary; USCG – Title 33, CFR amendments; MARAD – ...more »
    logo11 HazSub spill response plans

    In the March 2019 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "HazSub spill response plans". The article discusses the recent decision of the US Coast Guard to withdrawal its proposed rulemakings for hazardous substance spill response plans for tank vessels and marine transportation-related facilities. In my opinion, the USCG proposals evidence a failure of imagination. I recommend that the Coast Guard meet with the marine transportation chemical sector and determine which current industry measures can be considered as providing an equivalent level of safety to measures mandated in OPA 90. The gaps identified can then be filled in a rulemaking.