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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 January 2017

January 20th, 2017 at 8:43 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: CBP – transport of vessel equipment; White House – US vessels and Cuba; California – commercial harbor craft regulations; BOEM – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 January 2017

January 19th, 2017 at 11:30 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: White House – US vessels and Cuba; DHS – cyber incident response plan; Antarctica – Polar Star breaks through; DOJ – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 January 2017

January 18th, 2017 at 11:38 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – cybersecurity reporting; USCG eNOAD submissions to NVMC; Offshore North Carolina – wind energy lease sale; Coral Reef Task Force ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 17 January 2017

January 17th, 2017 at 12:10 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: Gulf of Mexico – car carrier adrift; USCG – enforcement of immigration laws; USCG – reminder re FCC proposal; USCG – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 January 2017

January 13th, 2017 at 11:56 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – RAC drill clarification re SMFF; FCC – maritime mobile radio services; Tennessee River – safety zone proposed; CTAC – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 January 2017

January 12th, 2017 at 1:13 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: Potomac River – security zone; DOE – authority to import and export LNG; DOE – application to export LNG; DOD – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 January 2017

January 11th, 2017 at 1:05 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: FMC – NY/NJ equipment agreement rejected; DOT – Beyond Traffic 2045; EPA & DOD – uniform national discharge standards; MARAD – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 10 January 2017

January 10th, 2017 at 11:54 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: DHS – GPS best practices guide; USCG – Polar Code & MARPOL reminder; USCG – good marine practices for CFVs; Marina ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 January 2017

January 9th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – Subchapter M TPOs; USCG – 2014 amendments to MLC 2006; Gulf of Alaska – rescuing the rescuers; EPA – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 January 2017

January 6th, 2017 at 12:07 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – deferred enforcement of new STCW requirements; USCG – policy letter re SPV inspection; USACE – nationwide permits; Gulf of ...more »
    logo11 Salvage and marine firefighting verification

    In the January 2017 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Salvage and marine firefighting verification". At the end of 2008, the US Coast Guard finally adopted its salvage and marine firefighting (SMFF) regulations, which have proven to be unnecessarily complicated. Those regulations, which now cover large nontank vessels in addition to tank vessels, place the burden for determining the adequacy of SMFF assets on the vessel owners and operators - an evaluation that they have no capability to accomplish. The Coast Guard is now undertaking a drill program to test and verify the ability of selected vessels and their SMFF resource providers to meet the regulatory requirements. A strong SMFF presence is important to the proper protection of the marine environment.