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October 5th, 2017 at 11:01 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 5 October 2017


USCG – Easter Great Lakes AMSC;

USCG – NMC seeks deck officers; and

Senate – bill introduced to exempt Puerto Rico.

October 5, 2017

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USCG – Eastern Great Lakes AMSC

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard seeks individuals interested in serving on the Eastern Great Lakes Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) or its four regional subcommittees: Northeast Ohio Region; Northwestern Pennsylvania Region; Western New York Region; or Eastern New York Region. Applications should be submitted by 6 November. 82 Fed. Reg. 46518 (10/5/17) [].

USCG – NMC seeks deck officers

clip_image004[1] The USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) issued a bulletin stating that it seeks applications from qualified deck officers to assist with the evaluation and approval of training courses and programs, qualified assessors, designated examiners, and instructors. Applications must be received by 4 April 2018. (10/3/17) []. Note: Yesterday’s blog included the wrong link for this item. Mea culpa!

Senate – bill introduced to exempt Puerto Rico

clip_image006 Senator McCain (R-AZ) introduced a bill (S. 1894) to exempt Puerto Rico from the coastwise laws of the United States (commonly known as the “Jones Act”). Official text of the bill is not yet available, but Senator McCain issued a press release explaining the measure. (9/29/17) [].

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