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September 11th, 2018 at 11:27 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 September 2018


Hawaii – port condition Yankee;

Mid-Atlantic coast – port conditions set;

Puerto Rico – port condition Whiskey;

USN – Hurricane Florence preparations;

Mariana Islands – damage from Typhoon Mangkhut;

USCG – hurricane & heavy weather contingency plans;

Houston – Inspected Towing Vessel Industry Day;

Georgia – Spaceport Camden proposed;

USCGA – ranked among top colleges;

FMC – complaint filed;

USN – Fifth Fleet maritime security exercises;

CMTS – MTS-related federal advisory committees;

India – TSS proposed;

Panama Canal – booking period modifications;

UK – OSRO standard; and

Glenn J. Winuk – A Fallen American Hero.

September 11, 2018

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Hawaii – port condition Yankee

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Yankee has been set for ports in Hawaii in anticipation of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Olivia. (9/10/18) [].

Mid-Atlantic coast – port conditions set

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Whiskey has been set for the port of Charleston in anticipation of the approach of Hurricane Florence. (9/10/18) []. A second news release states that port condition X-ray has been set for ports in North Carolina and port condition Whiskey has been set for ports in Virginia and Maryland. (9/10/18) [].

Puerto Rico – port condition Whiskey

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Whiskey has been set for ports in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. (9/10/18) [].

USN – Hurricane Florence preparations

clip_image006 The US Navy sent out a tweet stating that, ahead of Hurricane Florence, naval ships in Norfolk have sortied and installations have set Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness TCCOR III. (9/10/18) [].

Mariana Islands – damage from Typhoon Mangkhut

clip_image004[3] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it is assessing storm damage after Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Mariana Islands. (9/10/18) [].

USCG – hurricane & heavy weather contingency plans

clip_image008 In anticipation of the North Atlantic hurricane season, my compilation of USCG Hurricane & Heavy Weather Contingency Plans has been updated to include the latest plans that I could locate. Please advise if you become aware of new or revised contingency plans that should be included in the compilation. (5/25/18) [].

Houston – Inspected Towing Vessel Industry Day

clip_image009 USCG Sector Houston-Galveston posted bulletin announcing that it will be hosting an Inspected Towing Vessel Industry Day on 25 September. (9/10/18) [].

Georgia – Spaceport Camden proposed

clip_image004[4] The US Coast Guard is seeking comments on a proposal to establish safety zones in the vicinity of the proposed Spaceport Camden, near Woodbine, Georgia. Comments must be received by 11 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 45864 (9/11/18) [].

USCGA – ranked among top colleges

clip_image011 The US Coast Guard issued a news release announcing that the US Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) continues to rank among the nation’s top colleges. (9/10/18) [].

FMC – complaint filed

clip_image013 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it received a complaint filed by Marine Transport Logistics against CMA-CGM (Americas) alleging that the latter entity failed to deliver nine containers of cars being shipped to Yemen. 83 Fed. Reg. 45932 (9/11/18) [].

USN – Fifth Fleet maritime security exercises

clip_image014 The US Navy issued a news release stating that the Fifth Fleet is conducting maritime security exercises in waters of the western Indian Ocean and in the three major chock points within its area of operations. (9/10/18) [].

CMTS – MTS-related federal advisory committees

clip_image016 The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) issued a bulletin stating that it has updated its list of MTS-related federal advisory committees. (9/7/18) [].

India – TSS proposed

clip_image018 The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a Circular showing the proposed traffic separation scheme (TSS) off the Indian southwest coast. Comments on the proposed TSS must be received by 21 October. (9/10/18) [].

Panama Canal – booking period modifications

clip_image020 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory announcing modification to its booking periods. Advisory 33-2018 (9/7/18) [].

UK – OSRO standard

clip_image022 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) posted the National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Organizations. (9/7/18) [].

Glenn J. Winuk – A Fallen American Hero

clip_image023 Today marks the seventeenth anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks in Manhattan, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania. Approximately 3,000 people died as a result of those attacks. Most were dedicated firefighters and police in New York City and many were innocent victims who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One, though, was a maritime lawyer who worked several blocks away from the World Trade Center. After the planes hit the Twin Towers and people started fleeing the area, Glenn J. Winuk, a volunteer firefighter in his hometown on Long Island, grabbed a response kit from a parked fire truck and went to the South Tower to render assistance to persons in need. His remains were identified months later through DNA analysis. He represents all that is good and true in Americans and deserves to be long-remembered. (9/11/18).

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