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June 1st, 2018 at 11:01 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 1 June 2018

Headlines:

DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree;

DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree;

FMC – meeting on 6 June;

USCG – visit to Galileo Service Center;

MARAD – mariners who made ultimate sacrifice;

USN – Pacific Command becomes Indo-Pacific Command;

Denmark & Norway – ArcticWeb transfer; and

Malta – collision due to loss of AIS.

June 1, 2018

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DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree

clip_image004 The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a notice stating that it lodged a proposed consent decree in federal court involving Triple Dragon LLC for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Under the proposal, defendants will repair the fishing vessel to reduce the quantity of oily waste; train crew members on proper handling of oily waste; document proper oily waste management and disposal; and submit reports to the US Coast Guard and the DOJ. Comments on the proposal must be received within 30 days. 83 Fed. Reg. 25494 (6/1/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-01/pdf/2018-11781.pdf].

DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree

clip_image004[1] The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a notice stating that it lodged a proposed consent decree in federal court involving Capt. Millions III, LLC for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Under the proposal, defendants will repair the fishing vessel to reduce the quantity of oily waste; train crew members on proper handling of oily waste; document proper oily waste management and disposal; and submit reports to the US Coast Guard and the DOJ. Comments on the proposal must be received within 30 days. 83 Fed. Reg. 25494 (6/1/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-01/pdf/2018-11782.pdf].

FMC – meeting on 6 June

clip_image006 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that the Commissioners will meet in open session on 6 June in Washington, DC. The matters to be considered are a staff briefing on monitoring of ocean carrier and marine terminal operator agreements and Docket No. 17-10: Negotiated Rate Agreements (NRAs) and NVOCC Service Agreements (NSAs). 83 Fed. Reg. 25456 (6/1/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-01/pdf/2018-11881.pdf].

USCG – visit to Galileo Service Center

clip_image008 clip_image010 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that representatives of the USCG Navigation Center (NAVCEN) recently visited the newly built European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Service Center (GSC) in Madrid. The EU is building Galileo, a GNSS similar to the US GPS. The GCS will serve a function similar to that of the NAVCEN. (5/31/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/05/31/5-31-2018-navigation-center-visits-european-counterparts-to-discuss-global-satellite-system-information-sharing/].

MARAD – mariners who made ultimate sacrifice

clip_image012 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a news release highlighting mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice. (5/30/18) [https://www.marad.dot.gov/newsroom/news_release/2018/mariners-who-made-the-ultimate-sacrifice/].

USN – Pacific Command becomes Indo-Pacific Command

clip_image014 The US Navy issued a news release stating that the name of the US Pacific Command has been changed to the US Indo-Pacific Command. The mission is unaffected. (5/31/18) [http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=105800].

Denmark & Norway – ArcticWeb transfer

clip_image016 clip_image018 The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) issued a news release stating that, effective 1 June, responsibility for the ArcticWeb will transfer from Denmark to Norway. ArcticWeb is a web-based platform for improving navigation safety in the Arctic. (5/31/18) [https://www.dma.dk/Presse/Nyheder/Sider/ArcticWeb_finds_new_home_in_Norway.aspx].

Malta – collision due to loss of AIS

clip_image020 Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the 17 May 2017 collision of the balk carrier Gortynia and the bulk carrier DZ Qingdao in the Singapore Strait. Gortynia was east-bound and DZ Qingdao was west-bound prior to the incident and each in its respective TSS lane. DZ Qingdao suffered a loss of power. In addition to losing its propulsion and steering, the vessel ceased its AIS transmissions. Its unintended turn toward Gortynia was unnoticed by the second vessel’s bridge team which was monitoring AIS targets. Both vessels suffered substantial damage in the ensuing collision, but were able to proceed to anchorage under their own power. Report 11-2018 (5/25/18) [https://mtip.gov.mt/en/msiu/Documents/Gortynia.pdf].

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