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June 15th, 2018 at 10:46 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 15 June 2018

Headlines:

Sabine Pass – disestablishment of anchorage ground;

USCG – Maritime Commons LinkedIn page;

Senate – bill introduced re transportation infrastructure assessment;

IMO – autonomous vessel discussions summarized;

Paris MOU – 2017 performance lists;

Yemen – combat operations reported; and

General Slocum fire – 15 June 1904.

June 15, 2018

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Sabine Pass – disestablishment of anchorage ground

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it received a request for disestablishment of the Sabine Pass Channel Anchorage Ground. Comments must be received by 16 July. 83 Fed. Reg. 27932 (6/15/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-15/pdf/2018-12910.pdf].

USCG – Maritime Commons LinkedIn page

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard launched its Maritime Commons LinkedIn page. (6/14/18) [https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/coast-guard-maritime-commons/].

Senate – bill introduced re transportation infrastructure assessment

clip_image007 Senator Rounds (R-SD) introduced the United States Transportation Command Infrastructure Assessment Act of 2018 (S. 3043) to require USTRANSCOM assessments of transportation infrastructure. (6/11/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s3043is/pdf/BILLS-115s3043is.pdf].

IMO – autonomous vessel discussions summarized

clip_image009 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin summarizing the autonomous vessel discussions at the recent session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). (6/14/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/06/14/6-14-2018-autonomous-vessels-key-point-of-discussion-at-imo/].

Paris MOU – 2017 performance lists

clip_image011 The Paris MOU issued a press release announcing availability of the 2017 performance lists (also known as the White-Grey-Black [WGB] List). Of note, the United States has moved from the White List to the Grey List. (6/14/18) [https://www.parismou.org/2017-performance-lists-paris-mou].

Yemen – combat operations reported

clip_image013 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) posted an alert stating that combat operations are reported in the vicinity of Hudaydah, Yemen. Vessels transiting this area should exercise caution. Alert 2018-007A (6/13/18) [https://www.marad.dot.gov/msci/alert/2018/28171/].

General Slocum fire – 15 June 1904

clip_image015 On 15 June 1904, the excursion steamer General Slocum caught fire while operating on the East River in New York City. More than 1,000 passengers and crew lost their lives. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in US history. Congress responded by adopting a series of bills providing the Steamboat Inspection Service with authority to prescribe measures to prevent and extinguish fires and to determine the amount and type of lifesaving equipment to be carried on board.

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June 14th, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 June 2018

Headlines:

USCG – Subchapter M webinar;

USCG NMVC – new workbook versions;

Long Island – wreck of WWII tanker to be assessed;

MARAD – National Maritime Workforce Conference;

Antarctic – ice losses triple since 2012;

House – bill introduced re right whale conservation;

Court – unpaid bunker suppliers;

IMO – data collection system for fuel oil consumption;

Australia – failure to maintain proper lookouts; and

Panama Canal – Neopanamax draft increased.

June 14, 2018

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USCG – Subchapter M webinar

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that USCG representatives participated in the recent Subchapter M webinar hosted by the American Waterways Operators (AWO). A recording of that webinar is now available. (6/13/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/06/13/6-13-2018-recording-of-subchapter-m-webinar-available-online/].

USCG NVMC – new workbook versions

clip_image004[1] The USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a notice announcing that NOAD Workbook Version 7.5.1 and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) NOA Workbook 1.5.1 have been released. These updated versions of the workbooks provide corrections for the display of ports when the country of Georgia is selected. The new workbook versions can be found in the Downloads section of the NVMC website. (6/12/18) [https://www.nvmc.uscg.gov/nvmc/(S(wkgwvulfqr1uply2o01aoexs))/News.aspx?newsId=cbf336a0-a4d6-47e1-9ecc-97eba1aa9223].

Long Island – wreck of WWII tanker to be assessed

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that an assessment will be made of the wreck of the tanker Coimbra off the south shore of Long Island to determine whether it presents a pollution threat. The tanker was sunk during World War II on 15 January 1942 by U-123. (6/13/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f70783].

MARAD – National Maritime Workforce Conference

clip_image006 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a news release stating that the National Maritime Workforce Conference was held at the Texas A&M Maritime Academy last week. It brought together representatives from academia and industry professionals to focus on how to enhance and expand maritime, marine technology, and port management workforce training, particularly at 2-year colleges, through new Maritime Centers of Excellence. (6/13/18) [https://www.marad.dot.gov/newsroom/news_release/2018/usdots-maritime-administration-joins-national-maritime-workforce-conference/].

Antarctic – ice losses triple since 2012

clip_image008 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued a news release stating that ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inches (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone. (6/13/18) [https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/ramp-up-in-antarctic-ice-loss-speeds-sea-level-rise].

House – bill introduced re right whale conservation

clip_image010 Representative Moulton introduced the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Act of 2018 (H.R. 6060) to assist in the conservation of the North Atlantic right whale by supporting and providing financial resources for North Atlantic right whale conservation programs and projects of persons with expertise required for the conservation of North Atlantic right whales. (6/8/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr6060ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr6060ih.pdf].

Court – unpaid bunker suppliers

clip_image012 The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part the summary judgment in favor of the vessel that had been sued in rem for claims arising from the delivery of bunkers. The contract supplier had contracted with an intermediary, who re-subcontracted with the physical supplier. After delivery of the bunkers but before payment, the contractor and intermediary declared bankruptcy. Both the physical supplier and the assignee of the of the contract supplier brought asserted maritime liens for the unpaid bunkers against vessel. The district court denied both maritime liens and sua sponte entered summary judgment in favor of the vessel. The appellate court ruled that evidence in the record that tended to establish relationships between the bank and parties down the contractual chain. Evidence of such relationships precluded summary judgment. ING Bank, NV v MV Temara, No. 16-3923(L) (2nd Cir., June 13, 2018) [http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/e8574c63-d589-4406-9c35-043ca778876e/1/doc/16-3923_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/e8574c63-d589-4406-9c35-043ca778876e/1/hilite/].

IMO – data collection system for fuel oil consumption

clip_image014 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular advising Singapore ships of the IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption. Shipping Circular 8-2018 (6/13/18) [https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/3db2aa66-5d08-4509-b2fa-185879e36966].

Australia – failure to maintain proper lookouts

clip_image016 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 12 August 2017 collision of the fishing vessel Mako and the container ship Glasgow Express in Bass Strait, Victoria. Each vessel detected the other visually and on radar but misinterpreted the information. The probable cause of the casualty was that a proper lookout by ‘all available means’ was not being maintained on either vessel. MO-2017-007 (6/13/18) [http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5774413/mo-2017-007_final.pdf].

Panama Canal – Neopanamax draft increased

clip_image018 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory announcing that, effective immediately, the maximum allowable draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks has been increased to 14.94 meters (49.0 feet) tropical fresh water (TFW). Advisory 22-2018 (6/3/18) [https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2018/a-22-2018.pdf].

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June 13th, 2018 at 11:14 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 13 June 2018

Headlines:

Chicago – rescue in heavy fog;

Senate – bill introduced re transportation infrastructure assessment;

EC – €6.14 billion fund proposed for maritime economy;

Indian Ocean – counter-piracy exercise; and

UK – OSRO accreditation.

June 13, 2018

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Chicago – rescue in heavy fog

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that a call was received by a passenger on a yacht with 49 persons onboard reporting that the vessel was lost in heavy fog in Lake Michigan off Navy Pier. A response boat was dispatched, found the vessel, and escorted it into port. The vessel had no operating navigation or radio systems. The master was issued citations for negligent operations and for operating without required navigation lights. (6/12/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f696a9].

Senate – bill introduced re transportation infrastructure assessment

clip_image006 Senator Rounds (R-SD) introduced a bill (S. 3043) to require USTRANSCOM assessments of transportation infrastructure. Official text of the bill is not yet available. (6/11/18).

EC – €6.14 billion fund proposed for maritime economy

clip_image008 The European Commission (EC) issued a press release stating that it is proposing a new €6.14 billion fund for European fisheries and the maritime economy. (6/12/18) [http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4104_en.htm].

Indian Ocean – counter-piracy exercise

clip_image010 EUNAVFOR issued a press release stating that a combined counter-piracy exercise was conducted on 6-8 June in waters around the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden. (6/12/18) [].

UK – OSRO accreditation

clip_image012 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued the National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Organisations. Certain UK ports, harbors, oil-handling facilities, and offshore facilities are required to prepare and submit oil pollution preparedness, response, and cooperation (OPRC) plans. From 10 September 2018, guidelines will require that each plan must include a contract with an accredited third-party Tier 2 oil spill response organization (OSRO). (6/8/18) [https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715009/UK_National_Standard_for_Marine_Oil_Spill_Response_Organisations.pdf].

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June 12th, 2018 at 10:27 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 12 June 2018

Headlines:

USCG – ITV International Addendum;

USCG – towing vessel particulars;

USCG – slop tanks and H2S gas;

USCG – dangerous slides;

USCG – contaminated fuel oil bunkers;

NISC – meeting on 19 July;

EC – Brexit preparedness notices;

Australia – ship banned for three months;

Australia – collision due to lookout failures; and

UK – 41 marine conservation zones proposed.

June 12, 2018

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USCG – ITV International Addendum

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard posted its form for Inspected Towing Vessel (ITV) International Addendum. CVC-FM-003(1) (6/8/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/CG-CVC/CVC_MMS/CVC-FM-003(1).pdf].

USCG – towing vessel particulars

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard posted its form for Towing Vessel Particulars. CVC-FM-004(1) (6/8/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/CG-CVC/CVC_MMS/CVC-FM-004(1).pdf].

USCG – slop tanks and H2S gas

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a safety alert concerning the danger presented by formation dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas within a waste oil or slop tank. Biodegradable cleaners used in such a tank in an anaerobic (low oxygen) environment can result in formation of dangerous levels of H2S gas. Alert 08-18 (6/6/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/0818.pdf?ver=2018-06-08-143912-267].

USCG – dangerous slides

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard issued a safety alert concerning presented by slides that may be installed on party boats and other craft. Owners, operators, and masters of craft with such slides should ensure that unnecessary risk factors are minimized. Alert 09-18 (6/6/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/0918.pdf?ver=2018-06-08-143912-283].

USCG – contaminated fuel oil bunkers

clip_image005[1] The US Coast Guard issued a safety alert concerning recent reports of contaminated vessel fuel oil bunkers in the US Gulf Coast region. This fuel oil contamination could lead to engine failures and associated losses of propulsion. It is recommended that vessel owners and managers closely monitor fuel oil system components and consult their bunker suppliers and other technical service providers regarding this issue. Alert 10-18 (6/6/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/1018.pdf?ver=2018-06-08-143912-267].

NISC – meeting on 19 July

clip_image007 The National Invasive Species Council (NISC), sponsored by the Department of the Interior (DOI), will meet via teleconference on 19 July. 83 Fed. Reg. 27342 (6/12/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-12/pdf/2018-12608.pdf].

EC – Brexit preparedness notices

clip_image009 The Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport issued a notice concerning EC Brexit Preparedness Notices on Maritime Transport Update. Marine Notice 23-2018 (6/8/18) [http://www.dttas.ie/sites/default/files/23%20of%202018%20Brexit%20notice.pdf].

Australia – ship banned for three months

clip_image011 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a news release stating that the cargo ship Thorco Luna has been banned from Australian ports for a period of three months after it was detained for the third time this year for consistently failing to meet international standards. (6/8/18) [https://www.amsa.gov.au/news-community/news-and-media-releases/cargo-ship-thorco-luna-banned-australian-ports].

Australia – collision due to lookout failures

clip_image011[1] The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation of the 23 June 2015 collision of the bulk carrier Jag Arnav and fast utility vessel Total Response about 26 NM north-west of Bunbury, Western Australia.  Jag Arnav sustained minor damage and no injuries to the crew.  Total Response sustained structural damage to its bow and deck, and two crew members received lacerations and abrasions. Both vessels were able to resume their passage. The probable cause of the collision was that a proper and effective lookout by all available means as required by the regulations was not being maintained on either vessel. MO-2015-003 (6/11/18) [http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5774401/mo-2015-003-final.pdf].

UK – 41 marine conservation zones proposed

clip_image013 The UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) issued a notice stating that it seeks comments on its proposal to designate an additional 41 Marine Conservation Zones in waters around the UK. The consultation closes on 20 July. (6/8/18) [https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/marine-conservation-zones-third-tranche-of-designations].

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June 11th, 2018 at 10:27 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 June 2018

Headlines:

USCG – radar observer refresher training;

USCG – MTS cyber awareness webinar;

USCG – ASP workshop;

DHS – semiannual regulatory agenda;

BOEM – Atlantic OCS renewable energy leasing;

House – hearing on maritime transportation in the Arctic;

House – bill introduced re right whale conservation; and

Court – maritime lien supporting in rem action.

June 8, 2018

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USCG – radar observer refresher training

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard proposes to update its regulations regarding marine radar observer refresher training. Comments must be received by 11 July. 83 Fed. Reg. 26933 (6/8/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-11/pdf/2018-12502.pdf].

USCG – MTS cyber awareness webinar

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard posted a bulletin announcing that a recording is available online of the recent Marine Transportation System (MTS) cyber awareness webinar. (6/8/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/06/08/6-8-2018-marine-transportation-system-cyber-awareness-webinar-recording-available-online/].

USCG – ASP workshop

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard posted a bulletin summarizing the recent National Alternative Security Program (ASP) sponsoring organizations workshop. (6/7/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/06/07/6-7-2018-summary-of-national-alternative-security-program-sponsoring-organizations-workshop/].

DHS – semiannual regulatory agenda

clip_image006 The Department of Homeland Security (HS) posted its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. The document includes mention of the USCG projects for certificates of financial responsibility (COFR) and seafarers’ access to maritime facilities. The agenda is aspirational in nature. 83 Fed. Reg. 27137 (6/8/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-11/pdf/2018-12502.pdf].

BOEM – Atlantic OCS renewable energy leasing

clip_image008 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has reopened through 5 July the period within which to submit comments on its proposed path forward for future offshore renewable energy leasing on the Atlantic outer continental shelf (OCS). 83 Fed. Reg. 26707 (6/8/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-08/pdf/2018-12316.pdf].

House – hearing on maritime transportation in the Arctic

clip_image010 The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing on the US role in maritime transportation in the Arctic. Testimony was received from Admiral Charles W. Ray, USCG; Mr. David Kennedy, NOAA; Ms. Heather A. Conley, CSIS; Dr. Lawson Brigham, University of Alaska; Ms. Molly McCammon, Alaska Ocean observing System; and RADM David W. Titley, USN (ret), Pennsylvania State University. (6/7/18) [https://transportation.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=402555].

House – bill introduced re right whale conservation

clip_image011 Representative Moulton introduced a bill (H.R. 5060) to assist in the conservation of the North Atlantic right whale by supporting and providing financial resources for North Atlantic right whale conservation programs and projects of persons with expertise required for the conservation of North Atlantic right whales. Official text of the bill is not yet available. (6/8/18).

Court – maritime lien supporting in rem action

clip_image013 The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of a warrant in rem for the arrest of a motor yacht for injuries allegedly sustained by a marine engineer while boarding the yacht. The gangway gave way during the boarding, allegedly resulting in personal injury to the plaintiff. The court held that the claim gave rise to a maritime lien supporting an in rem action through operation of the general maritime law. Minott v M/Y Brunello, No. 18-10374 (11th Cir., June 6, 2018) [http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201810374.pdf].

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June 7th, 2018 at 11:12 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 June 2018

Headlines:

NTSB – fire on ro-ro passenger vessel;

USCG – updated Subchapter M FAQs;

USCG – seeking supervisory program analyst;

MARAD – seeking USMMA Superintendent;

FMC – NVOCC NRAs and NSAs to be simplified;

OMB – TWIC reader requirements;

House – bill introduced re WWII Merchant Mariners;

House – bill introduced re evacuation routes;

House – bill introduced re coral reef conservation;

House – bill introduced to mend OCSLA;

GAO – Naval Shipbuilding;

Panama Canal – tonnage record; and

Wedding anniversary – 7 June 1968 + 50.

June 7, 2018

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NTSB – fire on ro-ro passenger vessel

clip_image004 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a synopsis of its investigation of the 17 August 2016 fire that in the main engine room of the ro-ro passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy just outside the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fire was ignited when fuel spraying from a leaking flange came in contact with a hot surface on the port main propulsion engine. The fire could not be contained, so the master ordered the ship to be abandoned. US Coast Guard and other first responder vessels and aircraft, along with Good Samaritan vessels, helped transport all 511 passengers and crew into port. Several injuries, none life-threatening, occurred during firefighting and abandonment efforts. The burning vessel drifted in the wind and grounded on the sandy bottom outside the port. Three days later, the vessel was towed into the harbor, where shore-based firefighters extinguished the last of the fire. The accident resulted in an estimated $20 million in damage to the Caribbean Fantasy, which was eventually scrapped in lieu of repairs. The probable cause of the fire was the poor safety culture of the vessel operator (Baja Ferries) and its ineffective implementation of their safety management system on board the vessel, where poor maintenance practices led to an uncontained fuel spray from a blank flange at the end of the port main engine fuel supply line onto the hot exhaust manifold of the engine. Contributing to the rapid spread of the fire were fuel and lube oil quick closing valves that were intentionally blocked open, fixed firefighting systems that were ineffective, and a structural fire boundary that failed. Contributing to the fire and the prolonged abandonment effort was the failure of the Panama Maritime Authority and the recognized organization, RINA Services, to ensure Baja Ferries’ safety management system was functional. (6/5/18) [https://ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/DCA16FM052-Abstract.pdf?utm_source=news&utm_medium=press%20release&utm_campaign=Caribbean%20Fantasy%20fire&utm_content=marine].

USCG – updated Subchapter M FAQs

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin with the updated Subchapter M frequently asked questions (FAQs). (6/6/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/06/06/6-6-2018-updated-subchapter-m-frequently-asked-questions-now-available/].

USCG – seeking supervisory program analyst

clip_image007 The US Coast Guard posted a notice announcing that it seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Chief of the Claims Division (GS-15) at the USCG National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC). Applications must be received by 14 June. (6/6/18) [https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501073800#overview].

MARAD – seeking USMMA Superintendent

clip_image009 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) posted a notice stating that it seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Superintendent of the US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). Applications must be received by 5 July. (6/5/18) [https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501522700#locations].

FMC – NVOCC NRAs and NSAs to be simplified

clip_image011 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a news release stating that the Commissioners voted to move forward with a final rule that simplifies requirements for using NVOCC Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) and NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs). (6/6/18) [https://www.fmc.gov/commission_votes_to_expand_flexibility_in_nvocc_service_options_/].

OMB – TWIC reader requirements

clip_image013 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its review of the US Coast Guard proposed rule concerning delay of the effective date of the TWIC reader requirements. RIN 1625-AC47 (6/5/18) [https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eoDetails?rrid=128005].

House – bill introduced re WWII merchant mariners

clip_image015 Representative Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2018 (H.R. 5849) to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States merchant mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II. (5/18/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr5879ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr5879ih.pdf].

House – bill introduced re evacuation routes

clip_image016 Representative Keating (D-MA) introduced the Enhancing the Strength and Capability of America’s Primary Evacuation Routes Act (H.R. 5994) to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program for projects to strengthen and protect vulnerable infrastructure used during mass evacuations, and for other purposes. (6/1/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr5994ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr5994ih.pdf].

House – bill introduced re coral reef conservation

clip_image016[1] Delegate Bordallo (D-GU) introduced a bill (H.R. 5996) to reauthorize and amend the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, and for other purposes. Official text of the bill is not yet available, but Delegate Bordallo issued a press release explaining the measure. (6/5/18) [https://bordallo.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bordallo-reintroduces-coral-reef-conservation-bill].

House – bill introduced to amend OCSLA

clip_image016[2] Representative McEachin (D-VA) introduced a bill (H.R. 6008) to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to withdraw the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic planning area from disposition, and for other purposes. Official text of the bill is not yet available, but Representative McEachin issued a press release explaining the measure. (6/5/18) [https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-mceachin-introduces-bipartisan-defend-our-coast-act].

GAO – Naval Shipbuilding

clip_image018 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) posted a report on Naval Shipbuilding that is subtitled ‘Past Performance Provides Valuable Lessons for Future Investments’. GAO-18-238SP (6/6/18) [https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/692331.pdf].

Panama Canal – tonnage record

clip_image020 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued a press release stating that a total of 38.1 million tons (PC/UMS), carried by 1,231 vessels, transited the Canal during May 2018, a record amount. (6/5/18) [https://www.pancanal.com/eng/pr/press-releases/2018/06/05/pr652.html].

Wedding anniversary – 7 June 1968 + 50

clip_image022 Fifty years ago today, I became the luckiest of men when the love of my life married me in a ceremony at the US Coast Guard Academy Memorial Chapel. I am even luckier today because she has continued to put up with me all these years. Most fortunate for me!

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June 6th, 2018 at 10:25 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 June 2018

Headlines:

Strait of Juan de Fuca – HVPA expansion;

USCG – BWMS type approval certificate issued;

NTSB – towing vessel sinking;

PHMSA – meetings on 12 June;

IMO – award for bravery at sea; and

Naval history.

June 6, 2018

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Strait of Juan de Fuca – HVPA expansion

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard promulgated a final rule redefining the boundaries of the higher volume port area (HVPA) in Washington State to include the Strait of Juan de Fuca and areas seaward of Cape Flattery. The amendment enters into effect on 6 July. 83 Fed. Reg. 26212 (6/6/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-06/pdf/2018-12081.pdf].

USCG – BWMS type approval certificate issued

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that a ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval certificate has been issued to Techcross, Inc. for its Electro-Cleen BWMS. (6/5/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/06/05/6-5-2018-marine-safety-center-issues-ballast-water-management-system-type-approval-certificate-to-techcross-inc/].

NTSB – towing vessel sinking

clip_image007 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) posted the report of its investigation of the 17 April 2017 sinking of the uninspected towing vessel Todd Brown. While attempting to maneuver a string of barges from a barge fleet on the right descending bank of the Lower Mississippi River near mile marker (mm) 940, about 4 miles from Columbus, Kentucky, the vessel collided with the lead barges moored downriver and sank. Before the sinking, all six crewmembers abandoned the vessel by climbing aboard the barges without reported injury. Approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel were released during salvage operations but later recovered. Damage to the vessel was estimated at $1.5 million. The probable cause of the collision and sinking was the pilot’s underestimation of the effect of the river current on the barge string being maneuvered during a de-drifting operation. MAB 18-11 (6/5/18) [https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAB1811.pdf].

PHMSA – meetings on 12 June

clip_image009 The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a notice stating that two public meetings will be held on 12 June in Washington, DC. The first meeting is to solicit input on current proposals and discuss potential new work items for inclusion in the agenda of the 53rd session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG). The second meeting will discuss proposals in preparation for the 35th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS). 83 Fed. Reg. 26338 (6/6/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-06/pdf/2018-12093.pdf].

IMO – award for bravery at sea

clip_image011 The IMO issued a news release stating that two marine pilots from the Port of Houston have been awarded the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for maneuvering a stricken and blazing vessel away from surrounding ships and facilities, averting a major tragedy. A dramatic video shows the danger faced by the pilots during this casualty. (6/4/18) [https://www.porttechnology.org/news/new_footage_of_brave_pilots_fighting_houston_ship_fire].

Naval history

clip_image013 This week marks two historic naval events. The Battle of Midway was fought in the north central Pacific on 4-7 June 1942 between forces of the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy. Victory by the outnumbered US Navy forces has been called “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare” by the eminent historian John Keegan. The Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France began with the D-Day landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944 and involved the largest armada in history. Many brave lives were lost during these events, and they deserve to be remembered and appreciated by those of us who came after.

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June 5th, 2018 at 11:36 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 5 June 2018

Headlines:

USCG – Great Lakes Pilotage rates;

St. Lawrence Seaway – tanker refloated;

CMTS – maritime infrastructure seminar on 11 June;

Senate – bill introduced re evacuation routes;

House – bill introduced re carriage of crude oil & LNG;

House – bill introduced re evacuation routes;

Australia – investigation of overboard containers;

Singapore – driving LNG bunkering; and

UK – alcohol limits for mariners.

June 5, 2018

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USCG – Great Lakes Pilotage rates

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard promulgated a final rule establishing new base rates and surcharges for Great Lakes Pilotage for the 2018 shipping season and making changes to the ratemaking methodology. The changes enter into effect on 5 July. 83 Fed. Reg. 26162 (6/5/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-05/pdf/2018-11969.pdf].

St. Lawrence Seaway – tanker refloated

clip_image006 The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System issued a news release stating that the product tanker Chem Norma, which had grounded near Morrisburg, Ontario on 29 May, was pulled free and is undergoing inspection. It had not been blocking the Seaway. No pollution has been observed. (6/3/18) [http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/news/press-releases/pr20180603.html].

CMTS – maritime infrastructure seminar on 11 June

clip_image008 The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) issued a notice announcing an industry outreach seminar on maritime infrastructure on 11 June in Washington, DC. Participants will include representatives from the US Coast Guard, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and DHS Infrastructure Protection. The event will be live-streamed. (5/1/18) [https://www.cmts.gov/posts/1cfe2f99-0aca-49a2-aee9-53edd4050395].

Senate – bill introduced re evacuation routes

clip_image010 Senator Markey (D-MA) introduced the Enhancing the Strength and Capacity of America’s Primary Evacuation Routes Act (S. 2951) to establish a grant program for projects to strengthen and protect vulnerable infrastructure used during mass evacuations, and for other purposes. (5/24/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s2951is/pdf/BILLS-115s2951is.pdf].

House – bill introduced re carriage of crude oil and LNG

clip_image012 Representative Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act (H.R. 5893) to require a certain percentage of liquefied natural gas and crude oil exports be transported on United States-built and United States-flag vessels, and for other purposes. (5/22/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115hr5893ih/pdf/BILLS-115hr5893ih.pdf].

House – bill introduced re evacuation routes

clip_image012[1] Representative Keating (D-MA) introduced a bill (H.R. 5994) to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program for projects to strengthen and protect vulnerable infrastructure used during mass evacuations, and for other purposes. Official text of the bill is not yet available. (6/1/18).

Australia – investigation of overboard containers

clip_image014 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued a notice stating that it has opened an investigation into the 1 June loss of cargo containers overboard involving YM Efficiency abeam Port Stephens, NSW. (6/4/18) [http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/mair/344-mo-2018-008/].

Singapore – driving LNG bunkering

clip_image016 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a news release stating that it has awarded $6 million to bunkering companies to drive ship-to-ship LNG bunkering. (6/4/18) [https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/media-centre/news-releases/detail/803e10b2-cdcc-4144-a396-78c648b48e25].

UK – alcohol limits for mariners

clip_image018 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued an amended Marine Guidance Note regarding alcohol limits for mariners on UK vessels worldwide and for vessels operating in UK waters. The new limit for blood is 0.05% or 50 milligram in 100 milliliters. The new limit for breath is 0.25 milligrams per liter of 25 micrograms in 100 milliliters. MGN 590 (M+F) (6/4/18) [https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713568/MGN_590.pdf].

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June 4th, 2018 at 10:16 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 4 June 2018

Headlines:

White House – USCG Change of Command;

USCG – National Oceans Month;

USCG NMC – new CG-719 series of forms;

USCG – seeking cybersecurity specialist;

DOE – marine & hydrokinetic metrics;

NOAA – Portland Harbor restoration plan;

Tacoma – two marine terminal agreements approved;

Port Everglades – potential air pollution reductions;

Senate – bill introduced re export of crude oil and LNG;

Senate – bill introduced re carriage of crude oil and LNG;

Canada – grounding due to fatigue;

Panama Canal – Safe Boarding Week;

UK – safety bulletin re throw bag rescue lines;

UK – prevention of oil pollution regulations; and

USCGA graduation – 4 June 1968.

June 4, 2018

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White House – USCG Change of Command

clip_image004 The White House issued the remarks of President Trump at the US Coast Guard Change of Command in Washington, DC. Admiral Paul Zukunft was relieved as Commandant by Admiral Karl Schultz. Admiral Zukunft completed 45 years of service to the Coast Guard and the nation and retired from active duty. (6/1/18) [https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-u-s-coast-guard-change-command-ceremony/].

White House – National Oceans Month

clip_image005 President Trump issued a Proclamation designating June as National Oceans Month. (5/31/18) [https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-june-2018-national-ocean-month/].

USCG NMC – new CG-719 series of forms

clip_image007 The USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) issued a notice announcing the implementation dates for its new CG-719 series of forms. The new forms are available in a PDF fillable format. (6/1/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/announcements/2018/new_cg719_series_forms.pdf].

USCG – seeking cybersecurity specialist

clip_image008 The US Coast Guard posted an announcement stating that it seeks a marine transportation system cybersecurity specialist in Washington, DC. Applications must be received by 11 June. (5/31/18) [https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501127100].

DOE – marine & hydrokinetic metrics

clip_image010 The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of its request for information (RFI) on marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) metrics in the United States for system and subsystem performance. Responses must be received by 31 July. 83 Fed. Reg. 25656 (6/4/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-04/pdf/2018-11941.pdf].

NOAA – Portland Harbor restoration plan

clip_image012 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a notice stating that it has completed its Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Portland harbor Environmental Impact Statement and Restoration Plan. 83 Fed. Reg. 25649 (6/4/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-04/pdf/2018-11906.pdf].

Tacoma – two marine terminal agreements approved

clip_image014 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a news release stating that the Commissioners voted to allow two marine terminal agreements at the Port of Tacoma to enter into effect on 2 June as scheduled. (6/1/18) [https://www.fmc.gov/two_marine_terminal_agreements_at_port_of_tacoma_become_effective/].

Port Everglades – potential air pollution reductions

clip_image016 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a news release on its collaboration with the Port of Port Everglades to develop new methods for analyzing potential air pollution reductions. (6/1/18) [https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-port-everglades-report-shines-light-new-methods-analyzing-potential-air-pollution].

Senate – bill introduced re export of crude oil and LNG

clip_image018 Senator Markey (D-MA) introduced the Block All New Oil Exports Act (S. 2886) to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to reinstate the ban on the export of crude oil and natural gas produced in the United States, and for other purposes. (5/21/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s2886is/pdf/BILLS-115s2886is.pdf].

Senate – bill introduced re carriage of crude oil and LNG

clip_image019 Senator Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act (S. 2916) to require a certain percentage of liquefied natural gas and crude oil exports be transported on United States-built and United States-flag vessels, and for other purposes. Senator Wicker issued a press release explaining the measure. (5/22/18)[https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s2916is/pdf/BILLS-115s2916is.pdf].

Canada – grounding due to fatigue

clip_image021 The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued the report of its investigation of the grounding and subsequent sinking of the articulated tug-barge (ATB) Nathan E. Stewart/DBL 55 near Bella Bella, British Columbia on 13 October 2016. The tug’s hull was breached and approximately 110,000 liters of diesel oil were released. The grounding occurred after the sole watchkeeper on the bridge missed the scheduled turn, apparently due to falling asleep. Fatigue was a major factor. Report M16P0378 (6/1/18) [http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/marine/2016/m16p0378/m16p0378.pdf].

Panama Canal – Safe Boarding Week

clip_image023 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory stating that Safe Boarding Week is scheduled for 2-6 July. All arriving vessels will be examined utilizing the Inspection Checklist for compliance with applicable standards. Advisory 19-2018 (6/1/18) [https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2018/a-19-2018.pdf].

UK – safety bulletin re throw bag rescue lines

clip_image025 The UK Marine accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued a safety bulletin regarding potentially defective throw bag rescue lines. Safety Bulletin 2/2018 (6/1/18) [https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5b10fe40e5274a18fe26653a/SB2_2018.pdf].

UK – prevention of oil pollution regulations

clip_image026 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a notice stating that it is proposing to recast the merchant shipping prevention of oil pollution regulations. A consultation on this proposal is open until 29 July. (6/1/18) [https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-recasting-the-merchant-shipping-prevention-of-oil-pollution-regulations].

USCGA graduation – 4 June 1968

clip_image028 On June 4, 1968 (50 years ago today), 154 young men (this was prior to the Coast Guard discovering the full potential of half the population), marched onto Jones Field at the US Coast Guard Academy to receive their graduation diplomas from the Academy and their commissions as Ensigns in the USCG. Some ran up to the Academy Chapel to marry, others walked more slowly. All went on to distinguished careers. If memory serves (and it increasingly doesn’t), five were selected for flag rank, with one of those eventually serving as Commandant. Time has thinned our ranks, but not our love for the Academy, the US Coast Guard, the nation, and our families. Semper Paratus!

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June 1st, 2018 at 11:01 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 1 June 2018

Headlines:

DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree;

DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree;

FMC – meeting on 6 June;

USCG – visit to Galileo Service Center;

MARAD – mariners who made ultimate sacrifice;

USN – Pacific Command becomes Indo-Pacific Command;

Denmark & Norway – ArcticWeb transfer; and

Malta – collision due to loss of AIS.

June 1, 2018

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DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree

clip_image004 The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a notice stating that it lodged a proposed consent decree in federal court involving Triple Dragon LLC for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Under the proposal, defendants will repair the fishing vessel to reduce the quantity of oily waste; train crew members on proper handling of oily waste; document proper oily waste management and disposal; and submit reports to the US Coast Guard and the DOJ. Comments on the proposal must be received within 30 days. 83 Fed. Reg. 25494 (6/1/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-01/pdf/2018-11781.pdf].

DOJ – proposed CWA consent decree

clip_image004[1] The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a notice stating that it lodged a proposed consent decree in federal court involving Capt. Millions III, LLC for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Under the proposal, defendants will repair the fishing vessel to reduce the quantity of oily waste; train crew members on proper handling of oily waste; document proper oily waste management and disposal; and submit reports to the US Coast Guard and the DOJ. Comments on the proposal must be received within 30 days. 83 Fed. Reg. 25494 (6/1/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-01/pdf/2018-11782.pdf].

FMC – meeting on 6 June

clip_image006 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that the Commissioners will meet in open session on 6 June in Washington, DC. The matters to be considered are a staff briefing on monitoring of ocean carrier and marine terminal operator agreements and Docket No. 17-10: Negotiated Rate Agreements (NRAs) and NVOCC Service Agreements (NSAs). 83 Fed. Reg. 25456 (6/1/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-01/pdf/2018-11881.pdf].

USCG – visit to Galileo Service Center

clip_image008 clip_image010 The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that representatives of the USCG Navigation Center (NAVCEN) recently visited the newly built European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Service Center (GSC) in Madrid. The EU is building Galileo, a GNSS similar to the US GPS. The GCS will serve a function similar to that of the NAVCEN. (5/31/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/05/31/5-31-2018-navigation-center-visits-european-counterparts-to-discuss-global-satellite-system-information-sharing/].

MARAD – mariners who made ultimate sacrifice

clip_image012 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a news release highlighting mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice. (5/30/18) [https://www.marad.dot.gov/newsroom/news_release/2018/mariners-who-made-the-ultimate-sacrifice/].

USN – Pacific Command becomes Indo-Pacific Command

clip_image014 The US Navy issued a news release stating that the name of the US Pacific Command has been changed to the US Indo-Pacific Command. The mission is unaffected. (5/31/18) [http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=105800].

Denmark & Norway – ArcticWeb transfer

clip_image016 clip_image018 The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) issued a news release stating that, effective 1 June, responsibility for the ArcticWeb will transfer from Denmark to Norway. ArcticWeb is a web-based platform for improving navigation safety in the Arctic. (5/31/18) [https://www.dma.dk/Presse/Nyheder/Sider/ArcticWeb_finds_new_home_in_Norway.aspx].

Malta – collision due to loss of AIS

clip_image020 Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the 17 May 2017 collision of the balk carrier Gortynia and the bulk carrier DZ Qingdao in the Singapore Strait. Gortynia was east-bound and DZ Qingdao was west-bound prior to the incident and each in its respective TSS lane. DZ Qingdao suffered a loss of power. In addition to losing its propulsion and steering, the vessel ceased its AIS transmissions. Its unintended turn toward Gortynia was unnoticed by the second vessel’s bridge team which was monitoring AIS targets. Both vessels suffered substantial damage in the ensuing collision, but were able to proceed to anchorage under their own power. Report 11-2018 (5/25/18) [https://mtip.gov.mt/en/msiu/Documents/Gortynia.pdf].

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    logo11 Vessel General Permit update

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