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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 24 March 2017

March 24th, 2017 at 10:44 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – BWM extended compliance dates; NSIDC – Arctic sea ice at record low; NOAA – nominations sought for HSRP; Senate ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 23 March 2017

March 23rd, 2017 at 10:27 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – drug testing options; USCG – search for cruise ship passenger; USCG – Arctic Coast Guard Forum meeting; Senate- hearing ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 22 March 2017

March 22nd, 2017 at 11:05 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – maritime emergency responder certification; DOJ – seafood processing company fined $60,000; IOOS Advisory Committee – meeting on 19-20 April; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 March 2017

March 21st, 2017 at 10:51 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: St. Lawrence Seaway – 2017 navigation season; Senate – hearing re state of Coast Guard; and Denmark – autonomous ships. March 21, ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 March 2017

March 20th, 2017 at 12:03 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: DOJ – fishing vessel master pleads guilty to waste discharge; BSEE – strategic organizational assessment; Offshore North Carolina – wind energy lease sale; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 17 March 2017

March 17th, 2017 at 10:52 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: DHS – budget summary; USCG – State of Today’s Coast Guard; USCG – polar icebreaker returns from Antarctic; USCG – cybersecurity ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 March 2017

March 16th, 2017 at 11:41 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG & NTSB – MV Caribbean Fantasy formal investigation; Jacksonville – RNA established; USCG – to present at oil spill conference; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 March 2017

March 15th, 2017 at 10:40 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: White House – reorganizing the Executive Branch; DOJ – retired USN flag officer and others indicted; USCG – Great Lakes Pilotage rates; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 March 2017

March 14th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: Red Sea – mine detonation; FMC – regulatory reform task force; USCG – towing vessel inspection; USCG – tankerman PIC for ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 March 2017

March 13th, 2017 at 10:34 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: St. Lawrence Seaway – Seaway Notices; Senate – opposition to USCG budget cut; State Court – punitive damages for unseaworthiness; ReCAAP ...more »
    logo11 Cabotage rule change proposed

    In the March 2017 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Cabotage rule change proposed". The article discusses the change proposed by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the 18 January edition of its Customs Bulletin & Decision newsletter. Reversing a 40-year practice, the change would prohibit use of non-coastwise-qualified vessels in the transportation of pipeline repair material; anodes; pipeline connectors; wellhead equipment; valves and valve guards; damaged pipelines; platform repair material; and similar items from a US point to another US point. Comments on the proposal must be submitted by 18 April. I am disturbed by the use of the CBP newsletter to announce this significant proposed change rather than the Federal Register, which is the official method for an agency to communicate with the public and the regulated community.