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May 19th, 2017 at 10:00 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 May 2017

Headlines:

USCG – Hampton Roads PAWSA;

SLSDC – Advisory Board meeting on 26 June;

Senate – bill introduced re DOT maritime programs;

Senate – bill introduced re small shipyard assistance;

Senate – bill introduced re offshore wind tax credit;

Senate – FMC authorization bill introduced;

Antarctic – threat of terrorist attacks; and

India – flag state inspections of Indian vessels.

May 19, 2017

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USCG – Hampton Roads PAWSA

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard posted its Hampton Roads Port and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA). The PAWSA identifies major waterway safety hazards, estimates risk levels, evaluates potential mitigation measures, and recommends risk reduction strategies. (5/18/17) [https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/pawsa/WorkshopReports/Hampton_Roads_PAWSA_workshop_report_July_2016.pdf].

SLSDC – Advisory Board meeting on 26 June

clip_image006 The Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) will meet on 26 June in Washington, DC. 82 Fed. Reg. 23133 (5/19/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-19/pdf/2017-10109.pdf].

Senate – bill introduced re DOT maritime programs

clip_image008 Senator Fischer (R-NE) introduced the Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (S/ 1096) to amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes. (5/11/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s1096is/pdf/BILLS-115s1096is.pdf].

Senate – bill introduced re small shipyard assistance

clip_image008[1] Senator Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Small Shipyards and Maritime Communities Act (S. 1100) to amend title 46, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the program to provide assistance for small shipyards and maritime communities through fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes. (5/11/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s1100is/pdf/BILLS-115s1100is.pdf].

Senate – bill introduced re offshore wind tax credit

clip_image008[2] Senator Markey (D-MA) introduced the Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act (S. 1102) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an investment tax credit related to the production of electricity from offshore wind. Senator Markey issued a press release explaining the measure. (5/11/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s1102is/pdf/BILLS-115s1102is.pdf].

Senate – FMC authorization bill introduced

clip_image008[3] Senator Fischer (R-NE) introduced the Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017 (S. 1119) to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for the Federal Maritime Commission, and for other purposes. (5/15/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s1119is/pdf/BILLS-115s1119is.pdf].

Antarctic – threat of terrorist attacks

clip_image010 The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued foreign travel advice informing travelers that the threat of terrorist attacks in the British Antarctic Territory can’t be ruled out. (5/5/17) [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/british-antarctic-territory/terrorism]. Note: Don’t trust the penguins – they haven’t been vetted.

India – flag state inspections of Indian vessels

clip_image012 The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a notice announcing that flag state inspection requirements for Indian-flag vessels with good flag state and port state inspection records will be eased to a certain extent. Merchant Shipping Notice 4-2017 (5/18/17) [http://dgshipping.gov.in/WriteReadData/News/201705180502432616978ms_notice_4_2017_eng.pdf].

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