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November 8th, 2018 at 11:35 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 November 2018


USCG – MSC Plan Review Guidelines;

USCG – automation and cybersecurity workshop; and

FERC – Freeport LNG Project.

November 8, 2018

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USCG – MSC Plan Review Guidelines

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that the Marine Safety Center (MSC) has developed updated Plan Review Guidelines and Design Verification Guidelines to address stability test procedures. (11/7/18) [].

USCG – automation and cybersecurity workshop

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that it will participate in the ASTM International F25 Committee’s Workshop on Autonomous Shipping, Vessel Automation, and Maritime Cyber Security on 5 December in Washington, DC. (10/24/18) [].

FERC – Freeport LNG Project

clip_image006 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice stating that an environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared regarding that Freeport LNG Train 4 Project in Texas. Comments must be received by 3 December. 83 Fed. Reg. 55880 (11/8/18) [].

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