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February 10th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Bryant’s Maritime Newsletter – 5 February 2018


USCG – list of prohibited vessels;

USACE – requests to alter civil works projects;

Washington – company fined for Atlantic salmon escape;

Canada – $12 million for maritime training;

Denmark – online control of certificates; and

UK – funding doubled for SMarT program.

February 5, 2018

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USCG – list of prohibited vessels

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard posted the list of vessels prohibited from entry into US waters, in accordance with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. (2/2/18) []

USACE – requests to alter civil works projects

clip_image006 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) seeks comments on its draft guidance on policy and procedures for processing third party requests to alter USACE civil works projects pursuant to Section 408. Comments must be submitted by 7 March. 83 Fed. Reg. 5075 (2/5/18) [].

Washington – company fined for Atlantic salmon escape

clip_image008 The Washington Department of Ecology issued a news release stating that investigation has determined that operator negligence was the primary cause of the net pen collapse in north Puget Sound in August that resulted in the escape of an estimated 253,000 Atlantic salmon. The operator’s lease of state aquatic lands has been terminated. (1/30/18) []. A second news release states that the operator has been fined $332,000. (1/30/18) [].

Canada – $12 million for maritime training

clip_image010 Transport Canada issued a news release stating that $12.6 million is being invested in maritime training for women, Inuit, and indigenous communities through the Oceans Protection Plan. (2/2/18) [].

Denmark – online control of certificates

clip_image012 The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) issued a news release stating that it and the European Maritime Safety Administration (EMSA) are examining how online control of certificates could make port state control (PSC) inspections more efficient. Initially, they will demonstrate that certificate data from DMA’s database could be made available to users of EMSA’s database THETIS. (2/2/18) [].

UK – funding doubled for SMarT program

clip_image014 The UK Department for Transport (DfT) issued a news release stating that it is doubling trainee funding for the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) program to £30 million, enabling the annual intake for cadets to rise from 750 to 1,200. (2/2/18) [].

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