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September 25th, 2018 at 10:52 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 25 September 2018

Headlines:

South Carolina – safety zones due to high water;

USCG – GOM AMSC security exercise;

USCG – CRADA re AIS/DMB;

FMC – Dole Ocean Cargo Express;

ANSTF – meeting on 15 October;

CMTS – 2017-2018 annual report;

Court – tug owner is operator of barge;

Indian Ocean – two solo yachtsmen rescued;

Panama Canal – tug escort requirements; and

Singapore – increased SOMS cooperation.

September 25, 2018

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South Carolina – safety zones due to high water

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that safety zones have been established on virtually all waters of northeast South Carolina due to high water. (9/24/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20f9c4d].

USCG – GOM AMSC security exercise

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard posted a bulletin summarizing the recent Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee annual security exercise held in Galveston. (9/24/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/09/24/9-24-2018-gulf-of-mexico-area-maritime-security-committee-annual-security-exercise/].

USCG – CRADA re AIS/DMB

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it intends to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Astronics DME to investigate adding/substituting an AIS component into the RB-100 series data marker buoy (DMB). Comments must be received by 25 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 48451 (9/25/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-25/pdf/2018-20834.pdf].

FMC – Dole Ocean Cargo Express

clip_image007 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it received a petition from Dole Ocean Cargo Express Inc for relief from the requirement to file individual service contract amendments due to an internal corporate restructuring. Comments must be received by 2 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 48424 (9/25/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-25/pdf/2018-20523.pdf].

ANSTF – meeting on 15 October

clip_image009 The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF), sponsored by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), will meet via teleconference/web on 15 October to discuss the next ANSTF Strategic Plan. 83 Fed. Reg. 47000 (9/25/18) [].

CMTS – 2017-2018 annual report

clip_image011 The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) issued a bulletin announcing that the 2017-2018 annual report has been completed. (9/18/18) [https://www.cmts.gov/posts/2d67a778-2dbe-44a1-ad2b-2f0449e4b4e9].

Court – tug owner is operator of barge

clip_image013 The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the, under the Oil Pollution Act (OPA 90), the owner of a tug is ‘operating’ an oil barge that the tug was moving at the time of a collision that resulted in an oil spill. United States v Nature’s Way Marine, No. 17-60698 (5th Cir., September 21, 2018) [http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/17/17-60698-CV0.pdf]. Note: This is a case of first impression in an appellate court.

Indian Ocean – two solo yachtsmen rescued

clip_image015 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a news release stating that it coordinated the successful rescue of two solo yachtsmen in the middle of the Indian Ocean whose yachts were rolled and dismasted in rough weather. (9/25/18) [https://www.amsa.gov.au/news-community/news-and-media-releases/update-rescue-solo-yachtsman-abhliash-tomy-indian-ocean].

Panama Canal – escort tug requirements

clip_image017 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory stating that full container vessels transiting with displacements of 130,000 metric tons or more and dry bulk carriers and tankers with displacements of 120,000 metric tons or more require one escort tug through Gatun Lake, in addition to the standard tugs required through Gaillard Cut and at the locks. Advisory 34-2018 (9/21/18) [https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2018/a-34-2018.pdf].

Singapore – increased SOMS cooperation

clip_image019 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a news release stating that more than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organizations, as well as embassies in Singapore, reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS). (9/24/18) [https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/media-centre/news-releases/detail/9a4439d1-0c6a-4bfc-9135-bdddfbfdc003].

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September 24th, 2018 at 11:12 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 24 September 2018

Headlines:

White House – National Cyber Strategy;

Conway, SC – safety zone due to high water;

USCG – removal of vessels damaged by Hurricane Florence;

USCG – flammable/combustible product storage;

USCG – recap of MERPAC meeting;

USCG – recap of MEDMAC meeting;

DOS – meeting on 18 October re MEPC 73;

NOAA – anthropogenic sound and marine mammals;

NASA – measuring Earth’s changing ice; and

Canada – plastic pollution and marine litter.

September 24, 2018

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White House – National Cyber Strategy

clip_image004 The White House posted the National Cyber Strategy. The strategy includes specific recognition of the importance of maritime trade and maritime cybersecurity. (9/20/18) [https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/National-Cyber-Strategy.pdf].

Conway, SC – safety zone due to high water

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that a safety zone has been established on the Waccamaw River in the vicinity of Conway, South Carolina. The high water may degrade the berms adjacent to the Santee-Cooper ash ponds. (9/22/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20f2816].

USCG – removal of vessels damaged by Hurricane Florence

clip_image006[1] The US Coast Guard issued a news release providing guidance for the removal of recreational vessels and other water craft damaged by Hurricane Florence. (9/22/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20f2b98].

USCG – flammable/combustible product storage

clip_image006[2] The USCG Sector Houston-Galveston issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin providing guidance regarding storage on inspected towing vessels of flammable or combustible products that do not meet applicable requirements of Subchapter M. MSIB 13-18 (9/21/18) [https://homeport.uscg.mil/Lists/Content/DispForm.aspx?&ID=29959&Source=https://homeport.uscg.mil/my-homeport/safety-Notifications/MSIB?cotpid=28].

USCG – recap of MERPAC meeting

clip_image006[3] The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin providing a recap of the recent Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) meeting. (9/21/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/09/21/9-21-2018-recap-of-recent-merchant-marine-personnel-advisory-committee-meeting/].

USCG – recap of MEDMAC meeting

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The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin providing a recap of the recent Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC) meeting. (9/21/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/09/21/9-21-2018-recap-of-recent-merchant-mariner-medical-advisory-committee-meeting/].

DOS – meeting on 18 October re MEPC 73

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The Department of State (DOS) issued a notice stating that an open meeting will be held on 18 October in Washington, DC to prepare for the upcoming session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73). Topics on the agenda include harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water; air pollution and energy efficiency; and reduction of GHG emissions. 83 Fed. Reg. 48358 (9/24/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-24/pdf/2018-20697.pdf].

NOAA – anthropogenic sound and marine mammals

clip_image010 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seeks comments on its draft User Manual for Optional User Spreadsheet Tool regarding the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals. Comments must be received by 8 November. 83 Fed. Reg. 48291 (9/24/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-24/pdf/2018-20712.pdf].

NASA – measuring Earth’s changing ice

clip_image012 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued a news release stating that the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) has been successfully placed into polar orbit. Its high-resolution data will document changes in the Earth’s polar ice caps, improve forecasts of sea level rise bolstered by ice sheet melt in Greenland and Antarctica, and help scientists understand the mechanisms that are decreasing floating ice and assess how that sea ice loss affects the ocean and atmosphere. (9/15/18) [https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92771/mission-to-track-earths-changing-ice-launches].

Canada – plastic pollution and marine litter

clip_image014 The Government of Canada issued a news release stating that the G7 meeting in Halifax recognized the need for urgent action to address the devastating impacts of plastic pollution and marine litter. (9/20/18) [https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2018/09/environment-oceans-and-energy-ministers-ready-to-take-action-on-our-oceans-and-seas-conclude-g7-joint-meeting-on-healthy-oceans-seas-and-resilient-.html].

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September 21st, 2018 at 10:15 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 21 September 2018

Headlines:

Morehead City – open to maritime navigation;

USCG – MMC application package guidelines;

USCG – recap of NOSAC meeting;

NTSB – flooding and sinking of towing vessel; and

ITC – subsea telecommunication systems.

September 21, 2018

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Morehead City – open to maritime navigation

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the port of Morehead City is open to maritime traffic. Caution is recommended. (9/19/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20e7873]. Note: The port of Wilmington is open with restrictions.

USCG – MMC application package guidelines

clip_image005 The USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) issued a bulletin providing submission of the CG-719B form and the sea service instructions relating to the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). (9/20/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/announcements/2018/mmc_app_submission_guidelines_092018.pdf].

USCG – recap of NOSAC meeting

clip_image005[1] The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin providing a recap of the recent National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) meeting. (9/20/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/09/20/9-20-2018-recap-of-recent-national-offshore-safety-advisory-committee-meeting/].

NTSB – flooding and sinking of towing vessel

clip_image007 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 5 September 2017 flooding and sinking of the towing vessel Savage Ingenuity while maneuvering two empty tank barges in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near mile marker (mm) 245 in Sulphur, Louisiana, with the assistance of another vessel. While the tow’s starboard side was almost perpendicular to the current, the vessel heeled to starboard and flooded through an open engine room door. The towboat sank partially, its bow being held above the water by the head line connected to the barges. All five crewmembers escaped to the barges without reported injury. Approximately 11,800 gallons of diesel oil were released into the waterway, most of which was not recovered. Damage to the vessel was estimated at $1,350,000. The probable cause of the flooding and sinking of the vessel was the absence of company procedures requiring the closure of weather deck doors at all times while the vessel was under way. MAB 18-21 (9/20/18) [https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAB1821.pdf].

ITC – subsea telecommunication systems

clip_image009 The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a notice stating that it has determined not to review an initial determination of the presiding ALJ amending the complaint regarding certain subsea telecommunication systems and components thereof to add Nokia of America Corporation as a respondent in the investigation. 83 Fed. Reg. 47938 (9/21/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-21/pdf/2018-20537.pdf].

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September 20th, 2018 at 8:59 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 20 September 2018

Headlines:

North Carolina – response efforts update;

FMC – 19 September meeting summary; and

NOAA – cauliflower coral.

September 20, 2018

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North Carolina – response effort update

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release providing an update on Hurricane Florence response efforts in North Carolina. To date, USCG air and surface crews have rescued 1,103 individuals and 419 pets. Working with local county partners, Coast Guard crews were able to help assess and clear 765 miles of road, assess 23 bridges, and 14 dams. The ports of Wilmington and Morehead City are open with restrictions as port reconstitution operations continue. Port assessments identified more than 100 aids-to-navigation discrepancies, 24 were corrected. (9/19/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/20e5aeb].

FMC – 19 September meeting summary

clip_image006 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a news release summarizing the Commissioners’ meeting of 19 September. (9/19/18) [https://www.fmc.gov/commission_reviews_work_on_fact_finding_28__regulatory_reform_initiative/].

NOAA – cauliflower coral

clip_image008 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a notice stating that it has commenced a global status review of cauliflower coral to determine whether listing it as endangered or threatened throughout its range is warranted. Comments must be received by 19 November. 83 Fed. Reg. 47592 (9/20/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-20/pdf/2018-20512.pdf].

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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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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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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].

Newsletter – contributions requested

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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.

September 11, 2018

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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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    logo11 Liquefaction

    In the October 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Liquefaction". The article discusses the shocking number of bulk carriers that have suddenly and catastrophically been lost at sea in recent years. The known or suspected cause of these tragic losses has been liquefaction of cargo. Despite efforts of the IMO, insurers, and trade associations, these losses continue. Installing a longitudinal bulkhead in each cargo hold would reduce the risk of liquefaction and the consequent loss of ships, cargo, and crews.