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May 11th, 2016 at 8:13 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 May 2016

Headlines:

USCG – BWMS improvement practicability review;

MARAD – surrender of Port Dolphin DWP license;

Australia – new icebreaker ordered; and

Indonesia – tanker hijacking suspects arrested.

May 11, 2016

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USCG – BWMS improvement practicability review

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a notice announcing that it has conducted a Practicability Review, concluding that, at this time, technology to achieve a significant improvement in ballast water management system (BWMS) efficacy onboard vessels cannot be practicably implemented. 81 Fed. Reg. 29287 [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-11/pdf/2016-11129.pdf] (5/11/16).

MARAD – surrender of Port Dolphin DWP license

clip_image006 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that Port Dolphin Energy LLC has surrendered its license for its proposed port Dolphin Deepwater Port DWP). 81 Fed. Reg. 29324 [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-11/pdf/2016-11079.pdf] (5/11/16).

Australia – new icebreaker ordered

clip_image008 The Australian Antarctic Division issued a news release stating that a contract has been signed for Australia’s new icebreaker, with the ship due to arrive in mid-2020. (4/28/16) [http://www.antarctica.gov.au/news/2016/contract-signed-for-australias-new-icebreaker].

Indonesia – tanker hijacking suspects arrested

clip_image010 The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued a report concerning the arrest of suspects in the hijacking of the tanker Hai Soon 12. The tanker was hijacked on 7 May off Pulau Belitung, Indonesia while en route the South Pacific. On 9 May, the tanker was intercepted and boarded by the Indonesian Navy. The crew of 12 was rescued unharmed. The tanker and its cargo have been secured. Nine suspects were found on board and arrested. (5/10/16) [http://www.recaap.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=446&PortalId=0&TabId=78].

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  • Robson José Calixto
    1:41 pm on May 11th, 2016 1

    Dear Dennis Bryant,

    I believe is missing the number “1” from “11” in “Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 1 May 2016”. Check the headline referring your posts of today.
    Best regards. Robson

 

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