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.

    logo11 Sleep apnea

    In the September 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Sleep apnea". In the article, I discuss the recent recognition of the threats to maritime and transportation safety posed by this hidden medical condition. The US Coast Guard recently announced a proposed change to its policy regarding specific medical conditions, including obstructive sleep apnea, which it would consider in determining whether a medical waiver is warranted for new or renewed merchant mariner credentials.