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July 6th, 2017 at 10:48 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 July 2017

Headlines:

USCG – US v. Convention BWM methods;

USCG – transition to more secure websites;

USCG – NBSAC and regulatory reform;

USN – autonomous surface vehicle competition;

Washington – vessel inspector sought; and

IMO – cyber risk management resolution.

July 6, 2017

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USCG – US v. Convention BWM methods

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard posted a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) explaining differences between acceptable US ballast water management methods and Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) methods. MSIB 07-17 (6/30/17) [https://www.uscg.mil/msib/docs/007_17_6-30-2017.pdf].

USCG – transition to more secure websites

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard has initiated its transition to more secure websites. For many of its various sites, I recommend that you go to the new site for the Deputy Commandant for Operations (CG-DCO), which has links to a number of sites, some new and some old. (7/5/17) [http://www.dco.uscg.mil/About-Us/].

USCG – NBSAC and regulatory reform

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it is issuing a new task to the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). It is asking the NBSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. 82 Fed. Reg. 31340 (7/6/17) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-06/pdf/2017-14255.pdf].

USN – autonomous surface vehicle competition

clip_image008 The US Navy issued a news release stating that 10th annual International Roboboat Competition was held recently in Daytona Beach. The competition is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation. The student-built autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) were put through a series of advanced water-based challenges. The builders of the ASV judged best for design and performance were awarded a prize of $5,000. (7/5/17) [http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=101302].

Washington – vessel inspector sought

clip_image010 The Washington Department of Ecology posted a job announcement stating that it seeks qualified applicants for the position of Vessel Inspector (Marine Transportation Safety Specialist 3). Applications must be received by 23 July. (7/5/17) [https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1782931/vessel-inspector-marine-transportation-safety-specialist-3].

IMO – cyber risk management resolution

clip_image012 The US Coast Guard posted a copy (labeled ‘Draft’) of the recently approved Resolution MSC.428(98) – Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems. (7/5/17) [http://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/5ps/Design%20and%20Engineering%20Standards/docs/msc.428(98)_Maritime_Cyber_Risk.pdf]

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