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 America needs iceabreakers

    In the November 2016 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "America needs icebreakers". Vessel traffic and maritime activity is increasing in the polar regions and yet the United States has only one operational polar icebreaker, and that one is past its prime. I recommend that the United States commit itself to the construction of one new polar icebreaker every five years for the foreseeable future. If this is done, the nation will have a reasonably sized, creditable presence in the Arctic and Antarctic.