Assisting the maritime industry in regulatory compliance

Bryant's Maritime Consulting


This site is intended to familiarize the reader with issues of significance to legislators and regulators and explain how they might impact the maritime community.  Most of the time, new developments are presnted in a straight-forward manner.  Sometimes, though, I will include my own perspective on an issue.  My perspective is just that – my own.  I welcome comment on the various topics presented – whether in support or disagreement.

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    In the July 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Shore leave". In the article, I discuss the impediments imposed by some waterfront facilities to crew members on vessels docked there in obtaining access to shore and to third parties gaining access to those vessels. Congress recently directed that maritime facilities must provide such access in a timely manner and at no cost to the individual. The US Coast Guard has proposed regulations to implement that directive.