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March 13th, 2018 at 10:48 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 March 2018


USCG – port state control and BWM;

USCG – NOAD Schema 3.4 to be retired;

Tokyo MOU – CIC preliminary results;

RMI – seafarers on polar waters ships; and

RMI – report of injury or loss of life.

March 13, 2018

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USCG – port state control and BWM

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin summarizing the remarks of Rear Admiral John Nadeau at the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) conference concerning port state control and ballast water management. (3/12/18) [].

USCG – NOAD Schema 3.4 to be retired

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a notice stating that NOAD Schema 3.4 is being retired in 30 days. Any submitted NOAD form utilizing Schema 3.4 after the retirement date will be rejected. (3/12/18) [].

Tokyo MOU – CIC preliminary results

clip_image007 The Tokyo MOU issued a press release stating that preliminary results of the concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation show that member Authorities inspected 6,720 vessels, of which 36 were detained (0.54%). (3/12/18) [].

RMI – seafarers on polar waters ships

clip_image009 The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) issued an advisory concerning certification requirements for seafarers operating on ships in polar waters. Marine Safety Advisory 07-2018 (3/1/18) [].

RMI – report of injury or loss of life

clip_image010 The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) issued an updated form for the Report of Injury of Loss of Life. MI-109-1 (March 2018) [].

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