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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 January 2018

January 4th, 2018 at 11:22 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: DOI – MBTA newly interpreted; DOS – meeting on 24 January re PPR 5; FMC – petition for filing exemption; Seattle ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 3 January 2018

January 3rd, 2018 at 11:57 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: Hawaii – disoriented Australian sailor rescued; USCG – changes proposed for PREP Guidelines; IMO – amendments to FAL Convention; Canada – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 2 January 2018

January 2nd, 2018 at 11:14 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – ‘paper captain’ citation issued; USCG – man rescued from sinking car; St. Lawrence Seaway – bulker refloated; Panama Canal ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 29 December 2017

December 29th, 2017 at 11:36 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: St. Lawrence Seaway – bulker aground; St Marys River – closed due to ice-bound vessels; BSEE – OCS oil & gas production safety ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 28 December 2017

December 28th, 2017 at 11:33 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: New York – ferry aground; DOE – Sabine Pass Liquefaction; MPAFAC – meeting on 17-19 January; Beaufort Sea- new well spudded; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 27 December 2017

December 27th, 2017 at 11:44 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – MU San Juan reopens 2 January; USCG – members sought for MERPAC; USCG – members sought for CFSAC; DOI ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 December 2017

December 26th, 2017 at 12:13 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – QA requirements updated; USCG – MEDMAC members sought; FMC – schedule and witnesses for P4-16 hearings; USN – Law ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 22 December 2017

December 22nd, 2017 at 12:45 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – proposed changes to PREP Guidelines; LMRWSAC – meeting on 9 January; Puerto Rico – vessel salvage operations; USCG – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 December 2017

December 21st, 2017 at 3:13 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – El Faro Final Action Memo December 21, 2017 Bryant’s Maritime News Bryant’s Maritime Consulting - 4845 SW 91st ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 December 2017

December 20th, 2017 at 11:46 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – safety alert re fixed CO2 systems; USCG – conditions of entry re Cote d’Ivoire; Hawaii – Kilauea lava flow; ...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.