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October 30th, 2018 at 10:12 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 30 October 2018

Headlines:

White House – water infrastructure authorization;

USCG – AWO fatigue risk management guide;

BOEM – public meetings re offshore wind energy project;

DOJ – false claims alleged in shipyard cleanup;

FERC – Calcasieu Pass LNG Project final EIS;

Oregon – blocking offshore drilling;

EU – €300 million for oceans; and

EU NAVFOR – pirate whaler destroyed.

October 30, 2018

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White House – water infrastructure authorization

clip_image004 President Trump signed into law America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021). The legislation authorizes construction of a number of projects throughout the nation, but does not provide funding. (10/23/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s3021enr/pdf/BILLS-115s3021enr.pdf].

USCG – AWO fatigue risk management guide

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin providing a link to the recent American Waterways Operators (AWO) fatigue risk management guide. (10/29/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/10/29/10-27-2018-fatigue-risk-management-a-planning-guide-for-the-towing-industry/].

BOEM – public meetings re offshore wind energy project

clip_image008 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a news release announcing that public meetings will be held in Amagansett, NY (Nov 5); New Bedford, MA (Nov 7); and Narragansett, RI (Nov 8) regarding the proposed Deepwater Wind offshore wind energy project. (10/29/18) [https://www.boem.gov/note10292018/].

DOJ – false claims alleged in shipyard cleanup

clip_image010 The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a news release stating that it has intervened in three whistleblower cases pending in federal court against Tetra Tech EC Inc. alleging that the company submitted false claims to the US Navy for radiological remediation and support services provided at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. (10/26/18) [https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-joins-lawsuits-against-tetra-tech-ec-inc-alleging-false-claims-connection].

FERC – Calcasieu Pass LNG Project final EIS

clip_image012 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice stating that a final environmental impact statement (EIS) has been prepared for the Calcasieu Pass LNG Project. 83 Fed. Reg. 54586 (10/30/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-10-30/pdf/2018-23603.pdf].

Oregon – blocking offshore oil drilling

clip_image014 The Governor of Oregon issued an Executive Order blocking offshore oil drilling off the Oregon coast, including the outer continental shelf, by preventing the development of any infrastructure in the state to support such activity. (10/25/18) [https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_18-28.pdf].

EU – €300 million for clean, healthy, and safe oceans

clip_image016 The European Commission (EC) issued a press release stating that the European Union (EU) has committed €300 million for clean, healthy, and safe oceans. (10/29/18) [http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-6209_en.htm].

EU NAVFOR – pirate whaler destroyed

clip_image018 The EU NAVFOR issued a press release stating that its forces tracked down and destroyed the whaler used by pirates in the recent attack on a merchant vessel off the coast of Somalia. (10/28/18) [http://eunavfor.eu/pirate-whaler-seized-and-destroyed-by-eu-navfor/].

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    In the October 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Liquefaction". The article discusses the shocking number of bulk carriers that have suddenly and catastrophically been lost at sea in recent years. The known or suspected cause of these tragic losses has been liquefaction of cargo. Despite efforts of the IMO, insurers, and trade associations, these losses continue. Installing a longitudinal bulkhead in each cargo hold would reduce the risk of liquefaction and the consequent loss of ships, cargo, and crews.