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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 29 January 2019

January 29th, 2019 at 11:52 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: OFAC – sanctions re Venezuela; FMC – Louis Sola & Daniel Maffei sworn in; House – bill introduced re drilling off East Coast; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 28 January 2019

January 28th, 2019 at 12:40 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: US – temporary federal funding approved; USCG – timeframes for pay and back pay; USCG – commercial vessel safety impacts; USCG ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 24 January 2019

January 24th, 2019 at 12:28 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: DHS – Cyber Emergency Directive; Maritime Advisory – Gulf of Guinea; Maritime Advisory - Sulu and Celebes Seas; USCG – unacceptable ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 23 January 2019

January 23rd, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: Court – border search; Singapore – weight limitations of dangerous goods; Singapore – automatic issuance of ROAs; and MREN – BWM ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 22 January 2019

January 22nd, 2019 at 10:59 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – further expanded limits to CGMA loans; USCG – commercial vessel documentation; Antarctica – USCGC Polar Star arrives; Senate – ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 January 2019

January 18th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments (0)

Headlines: Louisiana – two missing after capsizing; Puerto Rico – man arrested for laser strikes; Florida – three stowaways taken into custody; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 17 January 2019

January 17th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: White House – Government Employee Fair Treatment Act; USCG – expanded limits to CGMA loans; USCG – formal marine casualty investigation; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 January 2019

January 16th, 2019 at 11:55 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: DOS – meeting on 16 January re SDC 6 – CANCELLED; USN – Pensacola Lighthouse anniversary; Senate – bill introduced re federal employee ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 January 2019

January 15th, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: Puerto Rico – 66 migrants interdicted in 72 hours; DHS – GPS Week Number rollover; Australia – 2019 National Plan; Ireland ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 January 2019

January 14th, 2019 at 11:37 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – crew member medically evacuated; USCG – Dominican migrants interdicted; Senate – bill introduced re harmful algal blooms; Senate – ...more »
    logo11 BWM reform

    In the January 2019 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "BWM reform". The article discusses the recent enactment of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act of 2018 (VIDA). The Act greatly reforms the process for regulation of ballast water discharges into waters of the United States. It not only brings the US ballast water management (BWM) regulatory scheme into closer alignment with the international standard, but it also largely eliminates the authority of states and tribal govenments to establish their own standards. Full implementation will take time, but there is light at the end of this particular tunnel.