Assisting the maritime industry in regulatory compliance

Bryant's Maritime Consulting

July 9th, 2018 at 10:41 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 9 July 2018

Headlines:

Puerto Rico & USVI – Port Condition X-Ray;

Louisiana – waterway suitability assessment;

USCG – ballast water management;

Australia – vessel detained & owners arrested;

Panama Canal – June operations summary; and

UK – ship security guidance.

July 9, 2018

Bryant’s Maritime Blog clip_image002
Bryant’s Maritime Consulting – 4845 SW 91st Way – Gainesville, FL 32608-8135 – USA

Tel: 1-352-692-5493 – Email: dennis.l.bryant@gmail.com – Internet: http://brymar-consulting.com

Contact me to help you reach your target audience among over 5,000 subscribers

Note: This blog is one section of the Bryant’s Maritime Consulting website. Visit the site for more extensive maritime regulatory information. Individual concerns may be addressed by retaining Dennis Bryant directly. Much of the highlighted text in this newsletter constitutes links to Internet sites providing more detailed information. Links on this page may be in PDF format, requiring use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Comments on these postings are encouraged and may be made by clicking the envelope that appears at the end of each posting. Be aware that the daily blog entry is a single posting, even though it contains a number of individual items. One must learn the rules in order to properly break them.

Puerto Rico & USVI – Port Condition X-Ray

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that Port Condition X-Ray has been set for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands due to approach of Hurricane Beryl. (7/7/18) [http://coastguardnews.com/uscg-sets-port-condition-x-ray-for-puerto-rico-and-virgin-islands/2018/07/07/].

Louisiana – waterway suitability assessment

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard seeks comments on a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment received from Sabine Pass LNG regarding plans to construct a new berth at its Cameron Parish facility and increase the number of LNG carriers calling at the facility. Comments must be received by 8 August. 83 Fed. Reg. 31763 (7/9/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14596.pdf].

USCG – ballast water management

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin recapping the remarks of Captain Jennifer Williams, Director of Inspections & Compliance concerning ballast water management delivered at Korea Maritime Week on 28 June at Busan, Republic of Korea. (7/6/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/07/06/7-6-2018-recap-of-coast-guard-remarks-during-korea-maritime-week/].

Australia – vessel detained & owners arrested

clip_image006 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a news release stating that the Australian vessel Tomin has been detained and the owners arrested for offenses under the Navigation Act. Among other things, the vessel is suspected of having undertaken a voyage to the Solomon Islands without certification required by MARPOL. (6/29/18) [https://www.amsa.gov.au/news-community/news-and-media-releases/two-arrested-yamba-and-charged-operating-unseaworthy-and].

Panama Canal – June operations summary

clip_image008 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory summarizing Canal operations during June. It also has the schedule of locks maintenance outages through October. Advisory 25-2018 (7/6/18) [https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2018/a-25-2018.pdf].

UK – ship security guidance

clip_image010 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued updated guidance on ship security. (7/6/18) [https://www.gov.uk/guidance/maritime-security].

Join my mailing list

clip_image012 If you are not receiving my almost daily electronic newsletter and would like to have it sent directly to your email inbox, please send me an email, or see below:

clip_image013

clip_image015

If you have questions regarding the above items or are interested in advertising in this newsletter, please contact the editor:

Dennis L. Bryant

Bryant’s Maritime Consulting

4845 SW 91st Way
Gainesville, FL 32608-8135

USA

1-352-692-5493
dennis.l.bryant@gmail.com

http://brymar-consulting.com

© Dennis L. Bryant – July 2018

clip_image017 Redistribution permitted with attribution

-

 

RSS feed for comments on this post | TrackBack URI

    logo11 Vessel General Permit update

    In the July 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Vessels General Permit update". The article summarizes the Vessel General Permit (VGP) program promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce emissions into the water from vessels. It points out that the current program expires in December 2018 and that the EPA has yet to unveil a proposed replacement.