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December 13th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 December 2012


Offshore North Carolina – commercial leasing for wind power;

Offshore North Carolina – environmental assessment;

DOE – offshore wind project investments;

DOE – offshore wind outlook;

USN – Exercise Lucky Mariner;

House – bill introduced to facilitate trade;

Australia – emergency towage contract; and

India – ECDIS training.

December 13, 2012

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Offshore North Carolina – commercial leasing for wind power

clip_image004 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued call for information and nominations for commercial wind leases on the outer continental shelf (OCS) offshore North Carolina. Nominations must be postmarked no later than 28 January 2013. 77 Fed. Reg. 74204 (December 13, 2012).

Offshore North Carolina – environmental assessment

clip_image005 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a notice stating that it intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to examine the potential for commercial wind energy leasing on the outer continental shelf (OCS) offshore North Carolina. Comments should be submitted by 28 January 2013. 77 Fed. Reg. 74218 (December 13, 2012).

DOE – offshore wind project investments

clip_image007 The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a news release stating that it is making awards to seven offshore wind energy projects located in waters offshore Maine, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia as part of efforts to launch the offshore wind industry in the United States. (12/12/12).

DOE – offshore wind outlook

clip_image007[1] The Department of Energy posted an article describing the outlook for offshore wind energy. It links to reports on market and economic analysis for US offshore wind energy and on US offshore wind manufacturing and supply chain development. (12/12/12).

USN – Exercise Lucky Mariner

clip_image009 The US Navy issued a news release stating that the Naval Coordination and Guidance for Shipping NCAGS), the US Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO), the Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the UK Maritime Trade Office (MTO) coordinated with industry representatives to practice convoy maneuvers during exercise Lucky Mariner, held 7-11 December. (12/12/12).

House – bill introduced to facilitate trade

clip_image011 Representative Brady (R-TX) introduced the Customs Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2012 (H.R. 6642). Representative Brady issued a news release explaining the measure. (12/7/12).

Australia – emergency towage contract

clip_image013 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a media release stating that it released a Request for Tender for a level-two emergency towage contract to provide initial response to marine pollution emergencies. The contract would come into effect in June 2013. (12/12/12).

India – ECDIS training

clip_image015 The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a circular forwarding a copy of STCW 2010 Circular 29 and reminding owners, operators, and masters of the operational and management level responsibilities related to electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) training and course requirements. (12/10/12).

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