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January 11th, 2018 at 11:16 am

Bryant’s Maritime Newsletter – 11 January 2018


California – rescue of victims of mudslides;

FMC – civil penalty inflation adjustment; and

FMC – hearing re Petition P4-16.

January 11, 2018

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California – rescue of victims of mudslides

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release concerning efforts to rescue victims of the mudslides in Santa Barbara County. (1/9/18) []. A second news release focuses on helicopter rescues. (1/9/18) []. A third news release provides an update on the rescue efforts. (1/10/18) [].

FMC – civil penalty inflation adjustment

clip_image006 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) promulgated a final rule to adjust for inflation its monetary civil penalties. The changes enter into effect on 15 January. 83 Fed. Reg. 1304 (1/11/18) [].

FMC – hearing re Petition P4-16

clip_image006[1] The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Final Notice of Public Hearing Schedule regarding Petition No. P4-16, Petition of the Coalition for Fair Port Practices for Rulemaking. Hearings will be conducted on 16-17 January in Washington, DC. (1/10/18) [].

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