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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 April 2018

April 4th, 2018 at 10:56 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – Alert re compliance with SOLAS & USCG regs; USCG – fire protection, detection & extinguishing equipment; NBSAC – meeting on 8-10 ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 2 April 2018

April 2nd, 2018 at 10:08 am » Comments (1)

Headlines: USCG NMC – training provider course completion issues; DHS – civil monetary penalties; Washington – barge company fined $18,000; and Washington ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 30 March 2018

March 30th, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – integrating new technology; Beaufort Sea – proposed lease sale; Martha’s Vineyard – proposed offshore wind farm; St. Lawrence Seaway ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 29 March 2018

March 29th, 2018 at 10:01 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – GLPAC members sought; USCG – CTAC members sought; USCG – right whale ship strike avoidance; Beaufort Sea – proposed ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 27 March 2018

March 27th, 2018 at 7:11 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: Mediterranean Sea – possible GPS interference; USCG – NMSAC meeting; BSEE – new quality assurance process; St. Lawrence Seaway – security ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 March 2018

March 26th, 2018 at 11:50 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: White House – Consolidated Appropriations Act signed; USCG – SMSs on US flag vessels; NSIDC – Arctic sea ice at second lowest maximum; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 23 March 2018

March 23rd, 2018 at 10:10 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – safety alert re immersion suits; USCG – NOSAC members sought; SLSDC – Tariff of Tolls; DOE – LNG import ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 22 March 2018

March 22nd, 2018 at 10:24 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USN – training for USCG credentials; SLSDC – Seaway Regulations and Rules; FMC – US-Japan consultations; IMO – energy efficiency; ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 March 2018

March 21st, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: USCG – safety alert re immersion suits; Port Angeles – USCG helicopter encounters drone; USCG – NDGPS discontinuance; CBP – eBond ...more »

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 March 2018

March 20th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments (0)

Headlines: GLPAC – meeting on 11 April; USCG – NBSAC members sought; USN & USCG – recovery of torpedoes in the Arctic; ...more »
    logo11 Tugs and VRPs

    In the April 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Tugs and VRPs". The article discusses the transition of tugs and towboats from being uninspected vessels to inspected vessels of the United States and that transition's impact on vessel response plans (VRPs). VRP plan holders and preparers should carefully review their current plans to ensure that the tugs identified therein will actually be eligible to provide the services stated in the locations called for.