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September 19th, 2017 at 10:48 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 September 2017


Puerto Rico – Port Condition Zulu;

DHS – expansion of Jones Act waiver;

CTAC – meeting on 5 October with teleconference option;

USCG – NVIC re implementing MLC 2006; and

USCG – CFSAC members sought.

September 19, 2017

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Puerto Rico – Port Condition Zulu

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that Port Condition Zulu has been set for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands due to the approach of Hurricane Maria. (9/18/17) [].

DHS – expansion of Jones Act waiver

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expanded the Jones Act waiver to allow transportation of petroleum products by non-coastwise-qualified vessels from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico through 22 September. 82 Fed. Reg. 43000 (9/19/17) [].

CTAC – meeting on 5 October with teleconference option

clip_image004[1] The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), sponsored by the US Coast Guard, will meet as scheduled on 5 October with a teleconference option. 82 Fed. Reg. 43000 (9/19/17) [].

USCG – NVIC re implementing MLC 2006

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a notice announcing availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-13, Change (1) providing guidance on implementing Maritime Labour Convention 2006, including the 2014 amendments. 82 Fed. Reg. 43000 (9/19/17) [].

USCG – CFSAC members sought

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC). Applications should be submitted by ____. 82 Fed. Reg. 43000 (9/19/17) [].

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    In the October 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Liquefaction". The article discusses the shocking number of bulk carriers that have suddenly and catastrophically been lost at sea in recent years. The known or suspected cause of these tragic losses has been liquefaction of cargo. Despite efforts of the IMO, insurers, and trade associations, these losses continue. Installing a longitudinal bulkhead in each cargo hold would reduce the risk of liquefaction and the consequent loss of ships, cargo, and crews.