USCG – NOA for US vessels on OCS;
BEA – survey of foreign ocean carriers’ US expenses;
BEA – survey of foreign expenses of US carriers;
Senate – bill introduced to prohibit drilling off Pacific coast;
House – bill introduced re HMT expenditures;
Canada – shore power for Port of Halifax;
Panama Canal – lock lane outages; and
UK – investigation of fatal accident.
January 24, 2013
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USCG – NOA for US vessels on OCS
The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that US vessels operating on the United States outer continental shelf (OCS) are not required to submit a notice of arrival (NOA) unless the US vessel is arriving from a foreign voyage. This change does not affect the 14-day MODU arrival notification requirement to the District Commander as per 33 CFR § 146.202. MI Notice 01-13 (1/23/13).
BEA – survey of foreign ocean carriers’ US expenses
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued a notice reminding foreign ocean carriers doing business in the United States that they must complete and submit the mandatory survey titled “Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States” (Form BE-29). The completed survey must be submitted no later than 90 days after the end of the calendar year. 78 Fed. Reg. 5168 (January 24, 2013).
BEA – survey of foreign expenses of US carriers
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued a notice reminding US ocean carriers that they must complete and submit the mandatory survey titled “Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers” (Form BE-30). The completed survey must be submitted no later than 90 days after the end of the calendar year. 78 Fed. Reg. 5168 (January 24, 2013).
Senate – bill introduced to prohibit drilling off Pacific coast
Senator Boxer (D-CA) introduced a bill (S. 45) to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington. Official text of the bill is not yet available. (1/23/13).
House – bill introduced re HMT expenditures
Representative Boustany (R-LA) introduced a bill (H.R. 335) to ensure that amounts credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for harbor maintenance. Official text of the bill is not yet available. (1/23/13).
Canada – shore power for Port of Halifax
Transport Canada issued a media release stating that shore power facilities will be installed in the Port of Halifax for use by visiting cruise ships, beginning with the 2014 cruise season. (1/23/13).
Panama Canal – lock lane outages
The Panama Canal Authority issued an advisory stating that lock lanes at Gatun Locks will experience various outages between 29 January and 8 February due to replacement of miter gates. Transit Reservation System Condition 2 will be in effect during this period. Advisory 02-2013 (1/21/13).
UK – investigation of fatal accident
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation into the fatal injury of a crew member on board a platform supply vessel at anchor off Aberdeen on 10 June 2012. The crew member was the coxswain on the vessel’s fast rescue craft (FRC). The FRC was being used alongside the vessel’ port quarter to repair a small area of damaged paintwork when the prevailing swell and tidal stream set the FRC against the hull. Use of the FRC as a painting platform had not been properly planned and the risks involved had not been formally assessed. Report 3/2013 (1/23/13).
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