Assisting the maritime industry in regulatory compliance

Bryant's Maritime Consulting

June 16th, 2017 at 9:56 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 16 June 2017

Headlines:

Southern Red Sea – report of waterborne IED;

USCG – challenges to maritime safety;

USCG – organizational change;

OFAC – removal of Burmese Sanctions Regulations;

St. Lawrence Seaway – increased water flow;

India – Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act;

Panama Canal – locks lane outages;

UK – mooring line failure; and

UK – protected wrecks.

June 16, 2017

Bryant’s Maritime Blog clip_image002
Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608-8135 – USA

Tel: 1-352-692-5493 – Email: dennis.l.bryant@gmail.com – Internet: http://brymar-consulting.com

Contact me to help you reach your target audience among over 5,000 subscribers

Note: This blog is one section of the Bryant’s Maritime Consulting website. Visit the site for more extensive maritime regulatory information. Individual concerns may be addressed by retaining Dennis Bryant directly. Much of the highlighted text in this newsletter constitutes links to Internet sites providing more detailed information. Links on this page may be in PDF format, requiring use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Comments on these postings are encouraged and may be made by clicking the envelope that appears at the end of each posting. Be aware that the daily blog entry is a single posting, even though it contains a number of individual items. Respect your parents – they passed school without Google!

Southern Red Sea – report of waterborne IED

clip_image004 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued an alert stating that an unconfirmed report has been received concerning a waterborne improvised explosive device (IED) in the southern Red Sea in Yemeni territorial waters. Caution should be exercised when transiting this region. (6/14/17) [https://www.marad.dot.gov/msci/alert/2017/24118/].

USCG – challenges to maritime safety

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard posted the remarks of Captain John Mauger, Commanding Officer, USCG Marine Safety Center, delivered at the recent International Maritime Safety Conference. He discussed lessons learned from prior casualties and the challenges presented by the increasing capacity of the maritime transportation system, reducing environmental impact, and increased system complexity. (6/15/17) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2017/06/15/6152017-remarks-by-marine-safety-center-commanding-officer-at-intl-maritime-safety-conference/].

USCG – organizational change

clip_image006[1] The US Coast Guard promulgated a final rule amending its internal organization. Effective immediately, Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Houma will report directly to Sector New Orleans and MSU Morgan City will report to MSU Houma. This change will have no effect on the regulated public. 82 Fed. Reg. 27614 (6/16/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-16/pdf/2017-12578.pdf].

OFAC – removal of Burmese Sanctions Regulations

clip_image008 The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) promulgated a final rule removing the Burmese Sanctions Regulations, effective immediately. 82 Fed. Reg. 27613 (6/16/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-16/pdf/2017-12557.pdf].

St. Lawrence Seaway – increased water flow

clip_image010 The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System issued five Seaway Notices concerning the impact of increased water flow through the Seaway. (6/14/17) [http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/news/notices/seaway/index.html].

India – Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act

clip_image012 The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a notice stating that it seeks comments on the draft amendment to the Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act. Comments must be submitted within thirty days. (6/15/17) [http://dgshipping.gov.in/WriteReadData/News/201706150420473010710circular_MMTGACTAnagha2_crews.pdf].

Panama Canal – locks lane outages

clip_image014 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory announcing that repair work will be performed at the Gatun Locks and the Pedro Miguel Locks sequentially from 20 June through 30 June. As a result, Transit Reservation System Condition 1.a will be in effect during this period. Advisory 19-2017 (6/14/17) [https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2017/a-19-2017.pdf].

UK – mooring line failure

clip_image016 The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the 2 March 2015 failure of a mooring line on board LNG carrier Zarga in Milford Haven with one person inured. A deck officer suffered severe head injuries when struck by a parted HMPE mooring rope during a berthing operation. The area where the office was standing was clearly within the snap back zone but had previously been designated as a safe zone. The (erroneous) perception on board was that HMPE ropes did not recoil on failure. Report 13/2017 (6/15/17) [https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/failure-of-mooring-line-on-board-lng-carrier-zarga-with-1-person-injured].

UK – protected wrecks

clip_image016[1] The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) posted a collection of documents about protected wrecks, areas, and monuments in the UK. (6/15/17) [https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/receiver-of-wreck-protected-wrecks].

Join my mailing list

clip_image018 If you are not receiving my almost daily electronic newsletter and would like to have it sent directly to your email inbox, please send me an email, or see below:

clip_image019

clip_image021

If you have questions regarding the above items or are interested in advertising in this newsletter, please contact the editor:

Dennis L. Bryant

Bryant’s Maritime Consulting

4845 SW 91st Way
Gainesville, FL 32608-8135

USA

1-352-692-5493
dennis.l.bryant@gmail.com

http://brymar-consulting.com

© Dennis L. Bryant – June 2017

clip_image023 Redistribution permitted with attribution

-

 

RSS feed for comments on this post | TrackBack URI

    logo11 Marine casualty investigations

    In the September 2017 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Marine casualty investigations". The article discusses the laws, regulations, and policies concerning USCG marine casualty investigations. It also discusses how the preparation, review, and dissemination of marine casualty reports falls short of the mandates and recommends various remedial actions to improve the process.