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May 9th, 2017 at 10:40 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 May 2017


USCG – TVNCOE presentation on 15 May;

EMSA – marine casualties 2011-2015; and

Panama Canal – April operations.

May 9, 2017

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USCG – TVNCOE presentation on 15 May

clip_image004 The USCG Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (TVNCOE) will present at the Seaman’s Church Institute in Paducah on 15 May. The TVNCOE contingent will be led by its new Detachment Chief, CDR Andrew Bender. (5/8/17) [].

EMSA – marine casualties 2011-2015

clip_image006 The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) posted a Summary Overview of marine casualties and incidents for 2011-2015. (5/8/17) [].

Panama Canal – April operations

clip_image008 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory summarizing Canal operations during April. It also includes the schedule of locks maintenance outages for the remainder of the fiscal year. Advisory 16-2017 (5/5/17) [].

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