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June 26th, 2018 at 10:52 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 June 2018

Headlines:

USCG – RADM Bennis Awards re maritime security;

USCG – illegal passenger vessel charter operations;

USCG – ITV International Addendum;

St. Lawrence Seaway – use of lines at HFM locks;

House – bill introduced to retrain transportation workers;

Court – lack of vicarious liability;

IMO – Day of the Seafarer;

Canada – medium icebreakers for CCG;

Canada – Day of the Seafarer;

Denmark – Day of the Seafarer; and

Singapore – Day of the Seafarer.

June 26, 2018

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USCG – RADM Bennis Awards re maritime security

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin announcing the winners of the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in Maritime Security. (6/25/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/06/25/6-22-2018-winners-of-rear-adm-bennis-recognized-for-excellence-in-maritime-security/].

USCG – illegal passenger vessel charter operations

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin reminding the public of the dangers of illegal passenger vessel charter operations. (6/25/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/06/25/6-26-2018-recent-law-enforcement-case-highlights-dangers-of-illegal-passenger-vessel-charter-operations/].

USCG – ITV International Addendum

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard posted a revised version of its Inspected Towing Vessel (ITV) International Addendum. CVC-FM-003(2) (6/20/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/CG-CVC/CVC_MMS/CVC-FM-003(2).pdf].

St. Lawrence Seaway – use of lines at HFM locks

clip_image006 The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System issued a notice stating that if a need is identified to use lines at locks where hands-free-mooring (HFM) is installed, an advance notice of at least 60 minutes identifying the need shall be provided if possible. In addition, operators of such vessels intending to leave port with an ETA less than six hours from a Welland Canal Call in Point are encouraged to contact the Seaway Traffic control center to establish an optimum arrival time for the Welland Canal. Notice 9-2018 (6/25/18) [http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/pdf/navigation/notice20180625.pdf].

House – bill introduced to retrain transportation workers

clip_image008 Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced a bill (H.R. 6200) to allow the Secretary of Transportation to provide grants to retrain transportation workers. Official text of the bill is not yet available. (6/22/18),

Court – lack of vicarious liability

clip_image010 The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a cruise line is not liable for injuries incurred by a passenger during a shore excursion zip-line activity conducted by an independent contractor based on the lack of vicarious liability. Ceithaml v. Celebrity Cruises, No. 17-12956 (11th Cir., June 25, 2018) [http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/files/201712956.pdf].

IMO – Day of the Seafarer

clip_image012 The IMO issued a news release celebrating June 25 as the 2018 Day of the Seafarer, addressing the important issued of seafarers’ wellbeing. (6/25/18) [http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/10-DOTS-2018.aspx].

Canada – medium icebreakers for CCG

clip_image014 Public Services and Procurement Canada issued a news release stating that it issued an advance Contract Award Notice to Chantier Davie for the acquisition and conversion of three medium commercial icebreakers to provide interim icebreaking capability for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). (6/22/18) [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-services-procurement/news/2018/06/canada-to-acquire-three-interim-icebreakers.html].

Canada – Day of the Seafarer

clip_image014[1] Transport Canada issued a news release stating that it is celebrating the ninth annual Day of the Seafarer. The theme for this year’s event is ‘well-being and mental health’. (6/25/18) [https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2018/06/government-of-canada-celebrates-the-ninth-annual-day-of-the-seafarer.html].

Denmark – Day of the Seafarer

clip_image016 The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) issued a news release stating that it is celebrating the International Day of the Seafarer. The focus for this year’s event is the seafarers’ physical and mental wellbeing. (6/25/18) [https://www.dma.dk/Presse/Nyheder/Sider/All-hands-on-deck—today-is-Day-of-the-Seafarer.aspx].

Singapore – Day of the Seafarer

clip_image018 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a news release stating that it is celebrating the Day of the Seafarer to thank seafarers. (6/25/18) [https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/media-centre/news-releases/detail/1e156558-fb66-43e9-b094-3dac4cdd8164].

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