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April 13th, 2017 at 10:57 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 April 2017

Headlines:

EPA – regulatory review;

ReCAAP – first quarter summary;

Australia – man overboard rescue; and

UK – port waste management planning.

April 13, 2017

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EPA – regulatory review

clip_image004 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice stating that it seeks input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. Comments must be received by 15 May. 82 Fed. Reg. 17793 (4/13/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-04-13/pdf/2017-07500.pdf].

ReCAAP – first quarter summary

clip_image006 The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre posted a summary of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asian waters during the first quarter of 2017. While the total number of incidents rose compared to 2016, the number of actual incidents declined. (4/11/17) [http://www.recaap.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=499&PortalId=0&TabId=78].

Australia – man overboard rescue

clip_image008 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a media release stating that the master and crew of the car carrier Comet Ace have been honored for the remarkable rescue of a mariner who fell overboard from the bulk carrier Cape Spencer off Papua New Guinea on 8 April. The bulk carrier reported the mariner missing when he could not be located on board. The AMSA issued a broadcast to shipping. Comet Ace diverted and found the mariner despite poor visibility. (4/12/17) [http://www.amsa.gov.au/media/documents/12042017_Mediarelease_CometAcecrewawardedforMOBrescue.pdf].

UK – port waste management planning

clip_image010 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a marine guidance note providing amended guidance to vessels regarding port waste management planning. MGN 563 (M+F) (4/12/17) [https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/608427/MGN_563_rev_1.pdf].

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