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September 19th, 2018 at 11:41 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 19 September 2018

Headlines:

USCG – towing vessel manning levels;

USCG – ballast water summary report;

Georgia – Spaceport Camden proposal;

USCG – withdrawal of OCS Activities proposal;

Martinez – Navigating the Future forum on 31 October;

TRB – review of USCG vessel stability regulations;

NTSB – El Faro investigation video;

House – USMMA resolution introduced;

House – Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee;

Senate – Fish Fights hearing;

UK – EU exit regulations;

UK – artificial intelligence in transport; and

Talk Like a Pirate Day – 19 September 2018.

September 19, 2018

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USCG – towing vessel manning levels

clip_image004 The USCG Towing Vessel National Center of Excellence of Towing Vessel Inspection issued a notice stating that the manning guidance in TugSafe Central has been updated.  Additionally, new guidance entitled Determining Manning Levels has also been added to provide guidance and references regarding adequate manning levels for inspected towing vessels. The new guidance can be found in the ‘Credentials, Documents and Reports’ section of TugSafe Central. (9/18/18).

USCG – ballast water summary report

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard promulgated a final rule eliminating the requirement for certain vessels that operate exclusively within a single Captain of the Port (COTP) zone to submit an Annual Ballast Water Summary Report. The rule enters into effect on 1 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 47284 (9/19/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-19/pdf/2018-20374.pdf].

Georgia – Spaceport Camden proposal

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it will host a public meeting on 27 September in Kingsland, Georgia regarding the proposal to establish a safety zone in the vicinity of the proposed Spaceport Camden near Woodbine. Written comments must be received by 11 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 47324 (9/19/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-19/pdf/2018-20335.pdf].

USCG – withdrawal of OCS Activities proposal

clip_image007 The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it is withdrawing the proposed rule entitled ‘Outer Continental Shelf Activities’ that was published on 7 December 1999. 83 Fed. Reg. 47324 (9/19/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-19/pdf/2018-20378.pdf].

Martinez – Navigating the Future forum on 31 October

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard and Shell Oil are co-hosting the forum ‘Navigating the Future’ in Martinez, California on 31 October. Topics on the agenda include IMO-Future Fuels; LNG bunkering on ships; cyber security; regulatory compliance; and safe oil transfer on marine terminals. (9/18/18) [https://calendar.sfmx.org/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=33&Source=https%3A%2F%2Fcalendar%2Esfmx%2Eorg%2Fdefault%2Easpx].

TRB – review of USCG vessel stability regulations

clip_image008 The Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academy of Science issued its Review of USCG Vessel Stability Regulations. (9/12/18) [https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25258/review-of-us-coast-guard-vessel-stability-regulations?utm_source=NASEM+News+and+Publications&utm_campaign=e252a71827-NAP_mail_new_2018_09_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_96101de015-e252a71827-102060401&goal=0_96101de015-e252a71827-102060401&mc_cid=e252a71827&mc_eid=5629ef0b84].

NTSB – El Faro investigation video

clip_image010 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) posted a video of its investigation of the loss of the cargo ship El Faro. (9/18/18) [https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Pages/2015_elfaro_jax.aspx].

House – USMMA resolution introduced

clip_image012 Representative Suozzi (D-NY) introduced a resolution (H. Res. 1070) recognizing the 75th anniversary of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. (9/17/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hres1070ih/pdf/BILLS-115hres1070ih.pdf].

House – Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee

clip_image012[1] The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issued a press release stating that Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) has been named Chair of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee. (9/17/18) [].

Senate – Fish Fights hearing

clip_image014 The Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation conducted a hearing titled: ‘Fish Fights: An Examination of Conflicts Over Ocean Resources. Testimony was received from VADM Daniel Abel, USCG; Ambassador David Balton, Woodrow Wilson Center; Dr. Bama Athreya, USAID; and Dr. Paul Doremus, NOAA. (9/18/18) [https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=858E7348-788F-4FF6-B98C-326CF14718DF].

UK – EU exit regulations

clip_image016 The UK Department for Transport (DfT) issued a statutory instrument (along with an explanatory memorandum) that makes a number of minor amendments to various pieces of maritime secondary legislation to ensure that the relevant legislation continues to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU. (9/18/18) [https://www.gov.uk/eu-withdrawal-act-2018-statutory-instruments/the-merchant-shipping-miscellaneous-provisions-amendments-etc-eu-exit-regulations-2018].

UK – artificial intelligence in transport

clip_image017 The UK Department for Transport (DfT) posted the ‘Position Statement on Artificial Intelligence in Transport’ of its Science Advisory Council. (9/18/18) [https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/735713/position-statement-on-artificial-intelligence-transport.pdf].

Talk Like A Pirate Day – 19 September 2018

clip_image019 Today, 19 September 2018, is “Talk Like A Pirate Day”. Festivities are planned from Las Vegas to Henderson, Nevada. Join in the fun, but please remember that there are still real pirates out there – attacking ships and holding crew members hostage. Avast! [http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/].

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September 18th, 2018 at 10:42 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 18 September 2018

Headlines:

USCG – Hurricane Florence response;

USCG – initial towing vessel COI inspections under TSMS option;

USCG – GPS Problem Reports;

USCG MSC – oceangoing tank barge cargo authority;

NBSAC – meeting on 18-19 October;

FMC – petitions re service contract filing;

MARAD – NSMV Industry Engagement 26-28 September;

CMTS – Ocean Policy Roundtable on 26 September;

FERC – Driftwood LNG project;

Senate – Fish Fights hearing on 18 September;

Australia – dangerous, hazardous & harmful cargoes;

Canada – impact of marine shipping;

India – polar waters basic training; and

India – polar water advanced training.

September 18, 2018

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USCG – Hurricane Florence response

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard established a website focusing on its response to Hurricane Florence. (9/14/18) [https://www.news.uscg.mil/News-by-Region/Headquarters/Hurricane-Florence/].

USCG – initial towing vessel COI inspections under TSMS option

clip_image004[1] The USCG Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) issued a Mission Management System (MMS) Work Instruction (WI) regarding initial towing vessel Certificate of Inspection (COI) inspections under the TSMS option. CVC-WI-002(1) (9/06/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/CG-CVC/CVC_MMS/CVC-WI-002(1).pdf].

USCG – GPS Problem Reports

clip_image004[2] The USCG Navigation Center issued a bulletin announcing that GPS problems submitted by the public are now available on its website at GPS Problem Reports. Reports may be submitted via the form at GPS Problem Reporting. (9/14/18) [https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/gps/Reports_of_GPS_Problems_Now_Available_NAVCEN_Website.pdf].

USCG MSC – oceangoing tank barge cargo authority

clip_image004[3] The USCG Marine Safety Center (MSC) issued an updated Plan Review Guideline (PRG) titled ‘MSC Guidelines for Review of Oceangoing Tank Barge Cargo Authority’. Its purpose is to provide guidance and information regarding submission of the Tank Group Characteristics Loading Form for oceangoing tank barges to request generation of a Cargo Authority Attachment (CAA). (8/1/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/MSC/PRG/PRG.C1-42.2018.08.01.Oceangoing_Tank_Barge_Cargo_Authority.pdf].

NBSAC – meeting on 18-19 October

clip_image004[4] The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC), sponsored by the US Coast Guard, will meet on 18-19 October in Cape May. Topics on the agenda include alternatives to pyrotechnic visual distress signals and paddlesports participation. 83 Fed. Reg. 47185 (9/18/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-18/pdf/2018-20127.pdf].

FMC – petitions re service contract filing

clip_image006 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it received a petition from the World Shipping Council for exemption from the service contract filing and essential terms publication requirements and a petition for initiation of a rulemaking proceeding to amend the regulations in the same manner. Comments on the petitions must be received by 19 November. 83 Fed. Reg. 47123 (9/18/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-18/pdf/2018-20167.pdf].

MARAD – NSMV Industry Engagement 26-28 September

clip_image008 The Maritime Administration (MARAD issued a bulletin announcing that the National Security Multimission Vessel (NSMV) Industry Engagement has been delayed to 26-28 September. (9/14/18) [https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=d05148fd9248ebb3d7ff426e288061da&_cview=0].

CMTS – Ocean Policy Roundtable on 26 September

clip_image010 The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) issued a notice stating that it and the Wilson Center Polar Initiative will host the ‘Ocean Policy Roundtable: What’s Marine Transportation Got to Do with It?’ in Washington, DC on 26 September. (9/14/18) [https://www.cmts.gov/posts/3943f0c2-6b73-4fe1-aee9-86e3875638cc].

FERC – Driftwood LNG project

clip_image012 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a news release stating that the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) has been completed for the LNG export and related facilities for the Driftwood LNG project on the Calcasieu River. Comments must be received by 5 November. (9/14/18) [https://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/eis/2018/09-14-18-DEIS.asp?csrt=6055334608601562271].

Senate – Fish Fights hearing on 18 September

clip_image014 The Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation on 18 September will conduct a hearing titled: ‘Fish Fights: An Examination of Conflicts Over Ocean Resources. (9/14/18) [https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=858E7348-788F-4FF6-B98C-326CF14718DF].

Australia – dangerous, hazardous & harmful cargoes

clip_image016 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a news release stating that the ‘Dangerous, Hazardous, and Harmful Cargoes Handbook’ has been updated. The handbook provides theoretical and practical guidance on the rules to shipping dangerous goods by sea. It also outlines the responsibilities of shore and ship based personnel and how these requirements may be enforced through Port State Control inspections or by action of the ‘competent authority’. (9/13/18) [https://www.amsa.gov.au/news-community/news-and-media-releases/dangerous-hazardous-and-harmful-cargoes-handbook-3rd-edition].

Canada – impact of marine shipping

clip_image018 Transport Canada issued a news release stating that a contract has been awarded to assess the cumulative impact of marine shipping on coastal ecosystems. (9/17/18) [https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2018/09/government-of-canada-awards-contract-to-assess-the-cumulative-effects-of-marine-shipping-on-coastal-marine-ecosystems-through-the-oceans-protection.html].

India – polar waters basic training

clip_image020 The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a circular providing guidelines for basic training for ships operating polar waters. STCW Training Circular 23-2018 (9/17/18) [http://dgshipping.gov.in/writereaddata/News/201809170601353591415dgs_cir23_2018_trg.pdf].

India – polar waters advanced training

clip_image020[1] The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a circular providing guidelines for advanced training for ships operating polar waters. STCW Training Circular 22-2018 (9/17/18) [http://dgshipping.gov.in/writereaddata/News/201809170559143226113dgs_cir22_2018_trg.pdf].

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September 14th, 2018 at 8:56 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 September 2018

Headlines:

Georgetown, SC – port condition Zulu;

FMC – Hurricane Florence advisory;

FMC – meeting on 19 September;

DOJ – proposed consent decree;

DOE – US now largest crude oil producer;

EC – augmented European Border and Coast Guard proposed; and

MREN – Confidential near-miss reporting.

September 14, 2018

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Georgetown, SC – port condition Zulu

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Zulu has been set for the port of Georgetown, South Carolina due to the imminent approach of Hurricane Florence. (9/13/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20cfa6a].

FMC – Hurricane Florence advisory

clip_image006 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a news release stating that various cruise lines have announced itinerary changes and cancellations due to Hurricane Florence. Cruise passengers should stay in touch with their cruise lines for the most up-to-date information. (9/13/18) [https://www.fmc.gov/notice_to_passengers_hurricane_florence/].

FMC – meeting on 19 September

clip_image007 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that the Commissioners will meet on 19 September in Washington, DC. Topics on the agenda include a briefing on Fact Finding Number 28; an update on the Regulatory Reform Task Force; and a demonstration on the website redesign. 83 Fed. Reg. 46734 (9/14/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-20151.pdf].

DOJ – proposed consent decree

clip_image009 The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a notice stating that a proposed partial consent decree has been filed in federal district court in Honolulu involving the Azure Fishery LLC, the company’s managers, the operator of the commercial fishing vessel Jaxon T, and the new owner of the vessel for violations of the Clean Water Act. Comments must be submitted within 30 days. 83 Fed. Reg. 46760 (9/14/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-19969.pdf].

DOE – US now largest crude oil producer

clip_image011 The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a news release stating that the most recent estimates show that the United States is now the world’s largest producer of crude oil, exceeding Saudi Arabia and Russia. In addition, the Freeport LNG project was authorized on 6 September to export up to 2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG to both free-trade and non-free-trade countries for a two year period. (9/13/18) [https://www.energy.gov/articles/us-becomes-world-s-largest-crude-oil-producer-and-department-energy-authorizes-short-term].

EC – augmented European Border and Coast Guard proposed

clip_image013 The European Commission (EC) issued a press release proposing an augmentation of the European Border and Coast Guard and a broadening of its mandate. (9/12/18) [http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-18-5715_en.htm].

MREN – Confidential near-miss reporting

clip_image015 In the September 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Confidential near-miss reporting". The article discusses the value of near-miss reporting in the improvement of safety and identifies a methodology that the US Coast Guard could adopt, with industry support, to implement a confidential near-miss reporting regime similar (but not identical) to the program utilized in the aviation industry. (9/13/18) [http://www.brymar-consulting.com/wp-content/uploads/MREN/MREN180900.pdf].

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September 13th, 2018 at 10:36 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 September 2018

Headlines:

North Carolina – port condition Zulu;

Mid-Atlantic – port condition Yankee;

Charleston – port condition Yankee;

Savannah – port condition X-ray;

Hawaii – all ports reopened;

Chicago – safety zone proposal;

USACE – requests to alter projects under Section 408;

FMC – meeting on 19 September;

Court – dismissal of LHWCA petition;

Australia – 2020 low sulphur fuel requirements; and

UK – release of CO2 from fixed fire-fighting systems.

September 13, 2018

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North Carolina – port condition Zulu

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Zulu has been set for all ports in North Carolina due to the imminent approach of Hurricane Florence. (9/12/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20cd52c].


Mid-Atlantic – port condition Yankee

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Yankee has been set for the Mid-Atlantic ports (other than those in North Carolina) due to the approach of Hurricane Florence. (9/12/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c9918].

Charleston – port condition Yankee

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Yankee has been set for the port of Charleston. (9/12/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20cadb4].

Savannah – port condition X-ray

clip_image004[3] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition X-ray has been set for the port of Savannah. (9/12/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20cba26].

Hawaii – all ports reopened

clip_image004[4] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that ports in Hawaii and Kauai counties have been reopened with the passage of Tropical Storm Olivia. Ports in Honolulu and Maui countries remain closed. (9/12/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20ccfbd]. A second news release states that all ports in the state of Hawaii have reopened. Recovery efforts are now underway. (9/12/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20ce87c].

Chicago – safety zone proposal

clip_image004[5] The US Coast Guard proposes to reduce the size of the Navy Pier Southeast safety zone within Chicago Harbor so as to reduce its impact on vessels utilizing the Chicago Lock. Comments must be received by 15 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 46449 (9/13/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19934.pdf].

USACE – requests to alter projects under section 408

clip_image006 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a notice stating its circular on Policy and Procedural Guidance for Processing Requests to Alter USACE Civil Works Projects Pursuant to Section 408 entered into effect on 10 September. 83 Fed. Reg. 46486 (9/13/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19926.pdf].

FMC – meeting on 19 September

clip_image008 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a news release stating that the Commissioners will meet on 19 September in Washington, DC. Topics on the agenda include a briefing on Fact Finding Number 28; an update on the Regulatory Reform Task Force; and a demonstration on the website redesign. (9/12/18) [https://www.fmc.gov/commission_meeting_scheduled_for_september_19_2018/].

Court – dismissal of LHWCA petition

clip_image010 The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed the petition for review filed by an injured petitioner under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) due to petitioner’s failure to report funds received in a tort action against a third party and a judgment against another third party for the same injury. Parfait v Performance Energy Services, No. 16-60662 (5th Cir., September 11, 2018) [http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/16/16-60662-CV0.pdf].

Australia – 2020 low sulphur fuel requirements

clip_image012 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a news release providing guidance regarding the 2020 low sulphur fuel requirements. (9/2/18) [https://www.amsa.gov.au/news-community/news-and-media-releases/transition-2020-low-sulphur-fuel-requirements].

UK – release of CO2 from fixed fire-fighting systems

clip_image014 The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the unintentional release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fixed fire-extinguishing system on board the roll on, roll off (ro-ro) cargo vessel Eddystone in June 2016 and a similar incident on board the ro-ro passenger ferry Red Eagle in July 2017. Report 16-2018 (9/12/18) [https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/unintentional-release-of-carbon-monoxide-from-fixed-fire-extinguishing-systems-on-ro-ro-vessels-eddystone-and-red-eagle].

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September 12th, 2018 at 11:16 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 September 2018

Headlines:

Hawaii – port condition Zulu;

Mid-Atlantic coast – port condition Yankee;

Charleston – port condition X-ray;

Puerto Rico – port condition X-ray;

CMTS – MTS-related federal advisory committees;

Washington – ISO oil spill preparedness planner lead;

Australia – marine incident reporting; and

Newsletter – contributions requested.

September 12, 2018

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Hawaii – port condition Zulu

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Zulu has been set for ports in Hawaii due to the arrival of Hurricane Olivia. (9/11/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c8adb].

Mid-Atlantic coast – port condition Yankee

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Yankee has been set for ports on the Mid-Atlantic coast due to the approach of Hurricane Florence. (9/11/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c9918].

Charleston – port condition X-ray

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition X-ray has been set for the port of Charleston due to the approach of Hurricane Florence. (9/11/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c69e7].

Puerto Rico – port condition X-ray

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition X-ray has been set for ports in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands due to approach of Hurricane Isaac. (9/11/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c726d].

CMTS – MTS-related federal advisory committees

clip_image007 The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) issued an updated list of MTS-related federal advisory committees. (9/11/18) [https://www.cmts.gov/downloads/MTS_Related_FACA_list.pdf].

Washington – ISO oil spill preparedness planner lead

clip_image009 The Washington Department of Ecology posted a job announcement stating that it is in search of an oil spill preparedness planner lead. (9/7/18) [https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2195651/oil-spill-preparedness-planner-lead-environmental-planner-4].

Australia – marine incident reporting

clip_image011 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a bulletin focusing on marine incident reporting. (9/7/18) [https://www.amsa.gov.au/sites/default/files/amsa282-marine-safety-bulletin-september-2018.pdf].

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September 11th, 2018 at 11:27 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 September 2018

Headlines:

Hawaii – port condition Yankee;

Mid-Atlantic coast – port conditions set;

Puerto Rico – port condition Whiskey;

USN – Hurricane Florence preparations;

Mariana Islands – damage from Typhoon Mangkhut;

USCG – hurricane & heavy weather contingency plans;

Houston – Inspected Towing Vessel Industry Day;

Georgia – Spaceport Camden proposed;

USCGA – ranked among top colleges;

FMC – complaint filed;

USN – Fifth Fleet maritime security exercises;

CMTS – MTS-related federal advisory committees;

India – TSS proposed;

Panama Canal – booking period modifications;

UK – OSRO standard; and

Glenn J. Winuk – A Fallen American Hero.

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Hawaii – port condition Yankee

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Yankee has been set for ports in Hawaii in anticipation of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Olivia. (9/10/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c485b].

Mid-Atlantic coast – port conditions set

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Whiskey has been set for the port of Charleston in anticipation of the approach of Hurricane Florence. (9/10/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c079c]. A second news release states that port condition X-ray has been set for ports in North Carolina and port condition Whiskey has been set for ports in Virginia and Maryland. (9/10/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c52d7].

Puerto Rico – port condition Whiskey

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Whiskey has been set for ports in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. (9/10/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c3b01].

USN – Hurricane Florence preparations

clip_image006 The US Navy sent out a tweet stating that, ahead of Hurricane Florence, naval ships in Norfolk have sortied and installations have set Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness TCCOR III. (9/10/18) [https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1039174958394564609].

Mariana Islands – damage from Typhoon Mangkhut

clip_image004[3] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it is assessing storm damage after Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Mariana Islands. (9/10/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c517d].

USCG – hurricane & heavy weather contingency plans

clip_image008 In anticipation of the North Atlantic hurricane season, my compilation of USCG Hurricane & Heavy Weather Contingency Plans has been updated to include the latest plans that I could locate. Please advise if you become aware of new or revised contingency plans that should be included in the compilation. (5/25/18) [http://www.brymar-consulting.com/wp-content/uploads/HCP/HCP_180525.pdf].

Houston – Inspected Towing Vessel Industry Day

clip_image009 USCG Sector Houston-Galveston posted bulletin announcing that it will be hosting an Inspected Towing Vessel Industry Day on 25 September. (9/10/18) [https://homeport.uscg.mil/Lists/Content/DispForm.aspx?&ID=29096&Source=https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/houston-galveston].

Georgia – Spaceport Camden proposed

clip_image004[4] The US Coast Guard is seeking comments on a proposal to establish safety zones in the vicinity of the proposed Spaceport Camden, near Woodbine, Georgia. Comments must be received by 11 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 45864 (9/11/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19661.pdf].

USCGA – ranked among top colleges

clip_image011 The US Coast Guard issued a news release announcing that the US Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) continues to rank among the nation’s top colleges. (9/10/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20c2385].

FMC – complaint filed

clip_image013 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it received a complaint filed by Marine Transport Logistics against CMA-CGM (Americas) alleging that the latter entity failed to deliver nine containers of cars being shipped to Yemen. 83 Fed. Reg. 45932 (9/11/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19638.pdf].

USN – Fifth Fleet maritime security exercises

clip_image014 The US Navy issued a news release stating that the Fifth Fleet is conducting maritime security exercises in waters of the western Indian Ocean and in the three major chock points within its area of operations. (9/10/18) [https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=107009].

CMTS – MTS-related federal advisory committees

clip_image016 The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) issued a bulletin stating that it has updated its list of MTS-related federal advisory committees. (9/7/18) [https://www.cmts.gov/posts/AWW1lLKkCpM0TKvWckDs].

India – TSS proposed

clip_image018 The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a Circular showing the proposed traffic separation scheme (TSS) off the Indian southwest coast. Comments on the proposed TSS must be received by 21 October. (9/10/18) [http://dgshipping.gov.in/writereaddata/News/201809100456471876486Draft_DGS_cir_100918.pdf].

Panama Canal – booking period modifications

clip_image020 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory announcing modification to its booking periods. Advisory 33-2018 (9/7/18) [https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2018/a-33-2018.pdf].

UK – OSRO standard

clip_image022 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) posted the National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Organizations. (9/7/18) [https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715009/UK_National_Standard_for_Marine_Oil_Spill_Response_Organisations.pdf].

Glenn J. Winuk – A Fallen American Hero

clip_image023 Today marks the seventeenth anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks in Manhattan, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania. Approximately 3,000 people died as a result of those attacks. Most were dedicated firefighters and police in New York City and many were innocent victims who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One, though, was a maritime lawyer who worked several blocks away from the World Trade Center. After the planes hit the Twin Towers and people started fleeing the area, Glenn J. Winuk, a volunteer firefighter in his hometown on Long Island, grabbed a response kit from a parked fire truck and went to the South Tower to render assistance to persons in need. His remains were identified months later through DNA analysis. He represents all that is good and true in Americans and deserves to be long-remembered. (9/11/18).

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September 10th, 2018 at 11:10 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 10 September 2018

Headlines:

Hudson River – partial closure at Tappan Zee Bridge;

Hawaii – port condition Whiskey for Hurricane Olivia;

Buzzards Bay – cruise ship loses power;

Honolulu – complaints against commercial fishing companies;

Boston – Harbor Improvement Dredging Project;

USCG – The Gas Gauge newsletter;

DOJ – man charged with murder on cruise ship;

USN – 1,000+ AK-47s seized in Gulf of Aden;

California – potential offshore wind development;

COAC – meeting on 3 October;

Court – piercing the corporate veil;

Australia – near grounding;

Panama Canal – vessel dimension eligibility ;

Panama Canal – transits of LNG vessels; and

Singapore – reporting of incidents.

September 10, 2018

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Hudson River – partial closure at Tappan Zee Bridge

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release announcing the closure to navigation of the eastern portion of the Hudson River at the Tappan Zee Bridge due to instability of the old bridge structure. The western portion of the river at this point is conditionally open to navigation. (9/8/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20bd97b].

Hawaii – port condition Whiskey for Hurricane Olivia

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Whiskey has been set for almost all the ports in Hawaii due to the forecasted approach of Hurricane Olivia. (9/8/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20bb12c].

Buzzards Bay – cruise ship loses power

clip_image005 The news release stating that the cruise ship Star Pride, with 191 passengers and 160 crew, lost power in Buzzards Bay. Coast Guard vessels responded. The ship anchored outside the channel until power was restored. Under tug escort, the ship will proceed to Newport for a Coast Guard inspection before continuing its voyage. (9/7/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20bba75].

Honolulu – complaints against commercial fishing companies

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that complaints have been filed in federal district court in Honolulu against Azure Fishery LLC, the company’s managers, the operator of the commercial fishing vessel Jaxon T, and the new owner of the vessel for violations of the Clean Water Act. This is the fourth case brought this year involving illegal oil discharge practices in the Honolulu-based longline fishing fleet. (9/7/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20bac98].

Boston – Harbor Improvement Dredging Project

clip_image006[1] The US Coast Guard promulgated a temporary rule establishing, through 31 August 2023, safety zones in Boston Harbor around any vessel, barge, or equipment engaged in dredging, drilling, or blasting and around any blasting worksites in support of the Boston Harbor Improvement Dredging Project. 83 Fed. Reg. 45571 (9/10/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19518.pdf].

USCG – The Gas Gauge newsletter

clip_image007 The USCG Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) posted the Summer 2018 edition of its newsletter, The Gas Gauge. (9/7/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/LGCNCOE/docs/newsletter6.pdf?ver=2018-09-06-120401-357].

DOJ – man charged with murder on cruise ship

clip_image009 The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a news release stating that a Kansas man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend onboard the cruise ship Carnival Elation on 19 January 2018. (9/6/18) [https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/kansas-man-arrested-and-charged-murdering-girlfriend-board-cruise-ship].

USN – 1,000+ AK-47s seized in Gulf of Aden

clip_image011 The US Navy issued a news release stating that the guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) seized a cache of over 1,000 AK-47 automatic rifles found on a stateless dhow and skiff in the Gulf of Aden. The mariners on the two vessels have been transferred to the Yemeni Coast Guard. (8/30/18) [https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=106907].

California – potential offshore wind development

clip_image013 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a press release announcing that the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force will meet on 17 September in Sacramento to review and discuss the issuance of a Call for Information and Nominations on areas for potential leasing for offshore wind development. (9/7/18) [https://www.boem.gov/note09072018/].

COAC – meeting on 3 October

clip_image015 The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), sponsored by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will meet in Washington, DC on 3 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 45648 (9/10/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19614.pdf].

Court – piercing the corporate veil

clip_image017 In an unpublished decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the lower court ruling that prevented plaintiff vessel owner from piercing the corporate veil and holding the individual owner of defendant oil trading company personally liable for damages. Eitzen Chemical v Carib Petroleum, No. 17-14697 (11th Cir., September 4, 2018) [http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/files/201714697.pdf]. Note: I found the case more interesting for the light it shown on oil trading company practices.

Australia – near grounding

clip_image019 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation of the near grounding of the bulk carrier Aquadiva on 12 February 2017 while departing Newcastle Harbour under the conduct of a pilot. The pilot and the bridge team were not using the same passage plan. As a result, the bridge team failed to alert the pilot when insufficient rudder was applied during a crucial turn. MO-2017-002 (9/6/18) [http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5774910/mo-2017-002-final.pdf].

Panama Canal – vessel dimension eligibility

clip_image021 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory announcing changes in the vessel dimensions eligible for the additional booking slot provided for in Advisory 10-2018. Advisory 31-2018 (9/4/18) [https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2018/a-31-2018.pdf].

Panama Canal – transits of LNG vessels

clip_image021[1] The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory announcing modifications to restrictions on transits of LNG vessels. Advisory 29-2018 (8/31/18) [https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2018/a-29-2018.pdf].

Singapore – reporting of incidents

clip_image023 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority issued a circular revising its requirements for the reporting of incidents involving Singapore-registered ships. Shipping Circular 11-2018 (9/5/18) [https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/177b7d7a-eb8b-462c-894c-f0847d9367a3].

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September 7th, 2018 at 8:11 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 September 2018

Headlines:

USCG – NVIC re MARPOL Annex IV;

USCG – Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group;

USCG – $225,000 Ready for Rescue Challenge;

BOEM – New York Bight Offshore Wind;

FMC – interpretive rule proposal;

FMC – OOCL exemption petition;

FERC – Eagle LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Gulf LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Gulf LNG final order schedule;

FERC – Venture Global Plaquemines LNG ER schedule ;

FERC – Calcasieu Pass LNG final order schedule;

FERC – Driftwood LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Port Arthur LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Freeport LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Corpus Christi LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Texas LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Annova LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Rio Grande LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Jordan Cove LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Jordan Cove final order schedule;

FERC – Alaska Gasline LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Alaska Gasline LNG final order schedule;

GAO – Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway; and

GAO – Polar Icebreaker Program.

September 7, 2018

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USCG – NVIC re MARPOL Annex IV

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing updated guidance concerning voluntary compliance with the international sewage regulations in Annex IV to MARPOL. NVIC 1-09, Change 1 (8/18/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/5ps/NVIC/2009/NVIC_1-09(Ch1).pdf].

USCG – Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group

clip_image004[1] The USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) issued a bulletin providing an update on the Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group. A review session for engineers will be held on 6-8 November in Dania Beach. (9/5/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/announcements/2018/exam_working_group_update_090518.pdf].

USCG – $225,000 Ready for Rescue Challenge

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a news release announcing launch of the Ready for Rescue Challenge, a $255,000 prize competition that seeks boater safety solutions that will help make it easier to find people in the water. Concepts should be submitted by 15 October. (9/5/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20b5bff].

BOEM – New York Bight Offshore Wind

clip_image006 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a press release announcing that it will host public meetings on the New York Bight Offshore Wind initiative. Meetings will be held in Riverhead, NY (September 17); New Bedford, Massachusetts (September 18); and Long Branch, New Jersey (September 20). It will host a webinar on 25 September. (9/4/18) [https://www.boem.gov/note09042018/].

FMC – interpretive rule proposal

clip_image008 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) seeks public comment on its interpretation of the scope of the Shipping Act of 1984 prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving, handling, storing, or delivering property. Comments should be submitted by 10 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 45367 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19328.pdf].

FMC – OOCL exemption petition

clip_image009 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it received a petition from Orient Overseas Container Line and OOCL (Europe) for an exemption so that they may reduce their tariff rates effective upon filing. Comments must be received by 18 September. 83 Fed. Reg. 45238 (9/7/18) [].

FERC – Eagle LNG ER schedule

clip_image011 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Eagle LNG project in Jacksonville. 83 Fed. Reg. 45422 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19393.pdf].

FERC – Gulf LNG ER schedule

clip_image011[1] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Gulf LNG project in Jackson County, Mississippi. 83 Fed. Reg. 45440 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19388.pdf].

FERC – Gulf LNG final order schedule

clip_image012 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the final order schedule for the Gulf LNG project in Jackson County, Mississippi. 83 Fed. Reg. 45424 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19387.pdf].

FERC – Venture Global Plaquemines LNG ER schedule

clip_image012[1] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Venture Global Plaquemines LNG project. 83 Fed. Reg. 45436 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19394.pdf].

FERC – Calcasieu Pass LNG final order schedule

clip_image012[2] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the final order schedule for the Calcasieu Pass LNG project. 83 Fed. Reg. 45424 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19389.pdf].

FERC – Driftwood LNG ER schedule

clip_image012[3] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Driftwood LNG project on the Calcasieu River. 83 Fed. Reg. 45425 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19395.pdf].

FERC – Port Arthur LNG ER schedule

clip_image012[4] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Port Arthur LNG project. 83 Fed. Reg. 45441 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19392.pdf].

FERC – Freeport LNG ER schedule

clip_image012[5] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for Train 4 of the Freeport LNG project. 83 Fed. Reg. 45426 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19402.pdf].

FERC – Corpus Christi LNG ER schedule

clip_image012[6] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for Stage 3 of the Corpus Christi LNG project. 83 Fed. Reg. 45433 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19406.pdf].

FERC – Texas LNG ER schedule

clip_image011[2] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Texas LNG project in Brownsville. 83 Fed. Reg. 45437 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19390.pdf].

FERC – Annova LNG ER schedule

clip_image011[3] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Annova LNG project in Brownsville. 83 Fed. Reg. 45422 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19399.pdf].

FERC – Rio Grande LNG ER schedule

clip_image011[4] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Rio Grande LNG project in Brownsville. 83 Fed. Reg. 45427 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19398.pdf].

FERC – Jordan Cove LNG ER schedule

clip_image011[5] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Jordan Cove LNG project in Oregon. 83 Fed. Reg. 45435 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19403.pdf].

FERC – Jordan Cove LNG final order schedule

clip_image012[7] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the final order schedule for the Jordan Cove LNG project in Oregon. 83 Fed. Reg. 45426 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19404.pdf].

FERC – Alaska Gasline LNG ER schedule

clip_image012[8] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the environmental review (ER) schedule for the Alaska Gasline LNG project in Cook Inlet. 83 Fed. Reg. 45438 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19401.pdf].

FERC – Alaska Gasline final order schedule

clip_image012[9] The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of the final order schedule for the Alaska Gasline LNG project in Cook Inlet. 83 Fed. Reg. 45436 (9/7/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19396.pdf].

GAO – Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway

clip_image014 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway. Stakeholders identified many challenges to using the seaway. For example, the cost of hiring pilots to navigate the system increased in 2016; older lock infrastructure is at risk of failure; and ports aren’t set up to clear passengers and container cargo for travel. GAO-18-610 (9/5/18) [https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/694296.pdf].

GAO – Polar Icebreaker Program

clip_image015 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the USCG-USN Polar Icebreaker Program. The icebreaker program faces risks in 3 key areas: (1) the program has not fully assessed how well key technologies will work in this particular effort; (2) its cost estimate may underestimate the funding needed; and (3) it set ship delivery dates that are optimistic and not based on a realistic shipbuilding assessment. (9/4/18) [https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/694249.pdf].

Shipping Act, 1916 – enacted 7 September 1916

clip_image017 On 7 September 1916, the Shipping Act, 1916 was enacted into law. While amended various times and recently codified, it is largely in force today. Among other things, it included citizenship requirements for ownership of US vessels and established the United States Shipping Board, which was later split into what are today the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and the Maritime Administration (MARAD). (9/7/1916) [http://www.brymar-consulting.com/wp-content/uploads/Misc/039_Stat_728.pdf].

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Bryant’s Maritime Newsletter – 6 September 2018

Headlines:

USCG – four injuries during collision;

USCG – Towing Industry Safety Report;

USCG – updated Subchapter M FAQs;

USCG – BWMS type approval application;

FMC – detention and demurrage;

MARAD – Neptune LNG license suspended;

FERC – pending LNG terminal applications;

North Atlantic – deep sea coral reef;

Court – duty of boat owner-passenger.

September 6, 2018

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USCG – four injuries during collision

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that four crew members were injured when two Coast Guard boats collided during a tactical exercise in Buzzards Bay. Their injuries were reported as non-life-threatening. The incident is under investigation. (9/5/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20b2453].

USCG – Towing Industry Safety Report

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard posted the annual Towing Industry Safety Report for 2017. There were six operational towing vessel crew fatalities. Oil spill rates continue to be relatively low. Of the 934 towing vessel incidents, 82% were classified as of low severity. (9/4/18) [https://www.americanwaterways.com/sites/default/files/2017USCG-AWOAnnualSafetyReport31Jul2018.pdf].

USCG – updated Subchapter M FAQs

clip_image005[1] The US Coast Guard posted Updated Subchapter M FAQs. (9/5/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/09/05/9-5-2018-updated-subchapter-m-faqs-now-available/].

USCG – BWMS type approval application

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that it received an application for ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval from NKBMS Co. Ltd for its NK-03 BlueBallast BWMS. This is the 17th application for USCG BWMS type approval. (9/5/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/09/05/9-5-2018-marine-safety-center-receives-17th-application-for-bwms-type-approval/].

FMC – detention and demurrage

clip_image008 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a news release stating that the interim report for Fact Finding 28, an investigation into Conditions and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time in International Oceanborne Commerce, has been released. A key initial observation is that bringing clarity, access, and efficiency to the delivery of cargo from carrier to shipper will be key to improving the process for how and when marine terminal demurrage and ocean carrier detention charges are levied. (9/5/18) [https://www.fmc.gov/interim_report_in_fact_finding28_practices_released/].

MARAD – Neptune LNG license suspended

clip_image010 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that, at the request of the licensee, it has suspended the operational license of Neptune LNG, located off the coast of Massachusetts, for an additional four years. 83 Fed. Reg. 45013 (9/4/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-04/pdf/2018-19048.pdf].

FERC – pending LNG terminal applications

clip_image012 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a news release concerning the environmental review schedule for 12 pending LNG terminal applications. (8/30/18) [https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-3/08-31-18.asp?csrt=12071988631311906835#.W4vVo85JG00].

North Atlantic – deep sea coral reef

clip_image014 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a press release stating that an extensive coral reef has been found in the deep sea approximately 160 miles southeast of Charleston. (8/31/18) [https://www.boem.gov/DEEP-SEARCH-science-team/].

Court – duty of boat owner-passenger

clip_image016 The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a boat owner who is a passenger on his own boat has not duty to keep a lookout unless the owner-passenger knows that the person operating the boat is likely to be inattentive or careless or the owner-passenger is jointly operating the boat at the time of the accident. Holzhauer v Rhoades, No. 16-15942 (9th Cir., August 10, 2018) [http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2018/08/10/16-15942.pdf]. Note: This item was brought to my attention by my good friend Katharine Sweeney of Compliance Maritime.

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 31 August 2018

Headlines:

Texas – oil spill response;

USCG – BWMS type approval certificate;

NTSB – towing vessel sinking;

Beaufort Sea – Liberty DPP EIS completed;

Court – lack of appellate jurisdiction;

Singapore – reporting of incidents; and

Carrington Event – 1-2 September 1859.

August 31, 2018

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Texas – oil spill response

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that more than 13,000 gallons of marine diesel fuel were spilled into waters near Port Arthur following an accident involving the towing vessel Savage Pathfinder and the motor vessel Endurance. Response efforts are underway. The incident is under investigation. There were no reported injuries. (8/30/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/209bd8d].

USCG – BWMS type approval certificate

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that a ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval certificate has been issued to Wartsila Water Systems Ltd. This is the tenth such certificate issued to date. (8/30/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/08/30/8-30-2018-marine-safety-center-issues-ballast-water-management-system-type-approval-certificate-to-wartsila-water-systems-ltd/].

NTSB – towing vessel sinking

clip_image007 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) posted the report of its investigation of the 23 August 2017 sinking of the towing vessel Gracie Claire, which was moored in Tiger Pass near mile marker 10 on the Lower Mississippi River in Venice, Louisiana. While taking on fuel and water, the towboat began to slowly list to starboard. After the wake of a passing crewboat washed onto the towing vessel’s stern, the list increased. In a short period of time, water entered an open door to the engine room and flooded the space. The towboat sank partially, its bow being held above the water by the lines connected to the dock. All three crewmembers escaped to the dock without injury. Approximately 1,100 gallons of diesel fuel were discharged into the waterway. Damage to the Gracie Claire was estimated at $565,000. The probable cause of the capsizing and sinking of the towing vessel was its decreased stability and freeboard due to undetected flooding through a hull leak in the rudder compartment, which made the vessel susceptible to the adverse effects of boarding water from the wake of a passing vessel. MAB 18-19 (8/30/18) [https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAB1819.pdf].

Beaufort Sea – Liberty DPP EIS completed

clip_image009 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a notice stating that the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Liberty Development and Production Plan (DPP) in the Beaufort Sea Planning Area has been completed. 83 Fed. Reg. 44670 (9/4/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-19107.pdf].

Court – lack of appellate jurisdiction

clip_image011 The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed for lack of appellate jurisdiction plaintiffs’ appeal of the ruling of the district court that defendant vessel’s insurers may limit their liabilities to the same extent available to the vessel. The court held that the lower court ruling is an interlocutory matter that will remain available for review upon appeal of any final decision. SCF Waxler Marine v MV Aris T, No. 17-30805 (5th Cir., August 29, 2018) [http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/17/17-30805-CV0.pdf].

Singapore – reporting of incidents

clip_image013 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular providing updated information on the reporting of incidents involving Singapore-registered ships. Shipping Circular 11-2018 (8/29/18) [https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/2f146427-1d0c-490d-b5f4-5e29e22f8d78].

Carrington Event – 1-2 September 1859

clip_image015 The Carrington Event was a massive solar storm that occurred on 1-2 September 1859. The largest geomagnetic storm on record was the result of a solar coronal mass ejection colliding with the Earth’s magnetosphere. The associated white light flare on the surface of the sun was observed and recorded by the English astronomer Richard Carrington. A similar event occurring today would have major repercussions, disrupting satellite communication systems and satellite-based positioning, navigation, and timing systems such as GPS. Solar coronal mass ejections are not rare. This one, though, was particularly strong and just happened to cross the orbit of the Earth exactly when and where the Earth was passing. Bloody bad timing.

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    logo11 Confidential near-miss reporting

    In the September 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Confidential near-miss reporting". The article discusses the value of near-miss reporting in the improvement of safety and identifies a methodology that the US Coast Guard could adopt, with industry support, to implement a confidential near-miss reporting regime similar (but not identical) to the program utilized in the aviation industry.