Gulf of Mexico – chemical tankers collide;
San Francisco Bay – navigating in reduced visibility;
USCG – Marine Inspector sought;
OFAC – financial symposium;
EC – state aid approved for Croatian shipyard; and
India – coastal security.
February 21, 2013
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Gulf of Mexico – chemical tankers collide
The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that two inbound chemical tankers collided in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 70 miles south of Galveston, causing some internal damage to one of the tankers. There were no reports in injury or pollution. The incident is under investigation. (2/20/13).
San Francisco Bay – navigating in reduced visibility
The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) San Francisco issued temporary safety guidelines for navigating San Francisco Bay in reduced visibility. Among other things, it requires visibility be included as part of the vessel’s sailing plan submitted to the VTS and limits transits of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (west of Yerba Buena Island) during conditions of reduced visibility. MSIB 13-02 (2/14/13). Note: this item was brought to my attention by my good friend Doug Larsen of Larsen Marine Services.
USCG – Marine Inspector sought
The US Coast Guard posted a Merit Promotion Announcement and a DEU Announcement stating that it seeks qualified applicants for the position of Marine Inspector, GS-1801-11/12 in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. Applications must be received by 6 March. (2/19/13).
OFAC – financial symposium
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a notice stating that the 2013 OFAC Financial Symposium will be held on 19 March in Washington, DC. Topics on the agenda include changes to the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations and enforcement guidelines. (2/20/13).
EC – state aid approved for Croatian shipyard
The European Commission (EC) issued a press release stating that it authorized an amendment to the restructuring plan and privatization contract for Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia. (2/20/13).
India – coastal security
The Indian Ministry of Defence issued a press release reviewing progress on coastal security including action taken for installation of 46 coastal static radars and conjoined exercises undertaken by the Coast Guard. (2/20/13).
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