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September 10th, 2018 at 11:10 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 10 September 2018

Headlines:

Hudson River – partial closure at Tappan Zee Bridge;

Hawaii – port condition Whiskey for Hurricane Olivia;

Buzzards Bay – cruise ship loses power;

Honolulu – complaints against commercial fishing companies;

Boston – Harbor Improvement Dredging Project;

USCG – The Gas Gauge newsletter;

DOJ – man charged with murder on cruise ship;

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

California – potential offshore wind development;

COAC – meeting on 3 October;

Court – piercing the corporate veil;

Australia – near grounding;

Panama Canal – vessel dimension eligibility ;

Panama Canal – transits of LNG vessels; and

Singapore – reporting of incidents.

September 10, 2018

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Hudson River – partial closure at Tappan Zee Bridge

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

Hawaii – port condition Whiskey for Hurricane Olivia

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

Buzzards Bay – cruise ship loses power

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

Honolulu – complaints against commercial fishing companies

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

Boston – Harbor Improvement Dredging Project

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

USCG – The Gas Gauge newsletter

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

DOJ – man charged with murder on cruise ship

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

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

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

California – potential offshore wind development

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

COAC – meeting on 3 October

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

Court – piercing the corporate veil

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

Australia – near grounding

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

Panama Canal – vessel dimension eligibility

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

Panama Canal – transits of LNG vessels

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

Singapore – reporting of incidents

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

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September 7th, 2018 at 8:11 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 7 September 2018

Headlines:

USCG – NVIC re MARPOL Annex IV;

USCG – Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group;

USCG – $225,000 Ready for Rescue Challenge;

BOEM – New York Bight Offshore Wind;

FMC – interpretive rule proposal;

FMC – OOCL exemption petition;

FERC – Eagle LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Gulf LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Gulf LNG final order schedule;

FERC – Venture Global Plaquemines LNG ER schedule ;

FERC – Calcasieu Pass LNG final order schedule;

FERC – Driftwood LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Port Arthur LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Freeport LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Corpus Christi LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Texas LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Annova LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Rio Grande LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Jordan Cove LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Jordan Cove final order schedule;

FERC – Alaska Gasline LNG ER schedule;

FERC – Alaska Gasline LNG final order schedule;

GAO – Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway; and

GAO – Polar Icebreaker Program.

September 7, 2018

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USCG – NVIC re MARPOL Annex IV

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

USCG – Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group

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

USCG – $225,000 Ready for Rescue Challenge

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

BOEM – New York Bight Offshore Wind

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

FMC – interpretive rule proposal

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

FMC – OOCL exemption petition

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

FERC – Eagle LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Gulf LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Gulf LNG final order schedule

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

FERC – Venture Global Plaquemines LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Calcasieu Pass LNG final order schedule

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

FERC – Driftwood LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Port Arthur LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Freeport LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Corpus Christi LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Texas LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Annova LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Rio Grande LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Jordan Cove LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Jordan Cove LNG final order schedule

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

FERC – Alaska Gasline LNG ER schedule

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

FERC – Alaska Gasline final order schedule

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

GAO – Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway

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

GAO – Polar Icebreaker Program

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

Shipping Act, 1916 – enacted 7 September 1916

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

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September 6th, 2018 at 11:22 am

Bryant’s Maritime Newsletter – 6 September 2018

Headlines:

USCG – four injuries during collision;

USCG – Towing Industry Safety Report;

USCG – updated Subchapter M FAQs;

USCG – BWMS type approval application;

FMC – detention and demurrage;

MARAD – Neptune LNG license suspended;

FERC – pending LNG terminal applications;

North Atlantic – deep sea coral reef;

Court – duty of boat owner-passenger.

September 6, 2018

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USCG – four injuries during collision

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

USCG – Towing Industry Safety Report

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

USCG – updated Subchapter M FAQs

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

USCG – BWMS type approval application

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

FMC – detention and demurrage

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

MARAD – Neptune LNG license suspended

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

FERC – pending LNG terminal applications

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

North Atlantic – deep sea coral reef

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

Court – duty of boat owner-passenger

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

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August 31st, 2018 at 10:58 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 31 August 2018

Headlines:

Texas – oil spill response;

USCG – BWMS type approval certificate;

NTSB – towing vessel sinking;

Beaufort Sea – Liberty DPP EIS completed;

Court – lack of appellate jurisdiction;

Singapore – reporting of incidents; and

Carrington Event – 1-2 September 1859.

August 31, 2018

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Texas – oil spill response

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

USCG – BWMS type approval certificate

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

NTSB – towing vessel sinking

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

Beaufort Sea – Liberty DPP EIS completed

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

Court – lack of appellate jurisdiction

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

Singapore – reporting of incidents

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

Carrington Event – 1-2 September 1859

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

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 30 August 2018

Headlines:

Puget Sound – floating ordnance detonated;

FMC – closed meeting on 4 September;

Court – passenger slip and fall;

UK – shipwreck bell returning to South Africa; and

Sinking of SS Metis – 30 August 1872.

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Puget Sound – floating ordnance detonated

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that a temporary safety zone has been established around unexploded ordnance drifting south in Puget Sound near Bremerton. The Coast Guard is working with a Navy explosive ordnance disposal unit and others to address the situation. (8/28/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2095417]. Note: Unofficial reports state that the floating ordnance has been safely detonated.

FMC – closed meeting on 4 September

clip_image006 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that the Commissioners will meet in closed session on 4 September in Washington, DC to consider Fact Finding No. 28: Conditions and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time in International Oceanborne Commerce. 83 Fed. Reg. 44271 (8/30/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-19021.pdf].

Court – passenger slip and fall

clip_image008 In an unpublished decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the award of a directed verdict in favor of defendant cruise line in a passenger slip and fall case. The court held that plaintiff passenger failed to introduce probative evidence regarding causation and damages. Kellner v NCL (Bahamas) Ltd, No. 16-15837 (11th Cir., August 29, 2018) [http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/files/201615837.pdf].

UK – shipwreck bell returning to South Africa

clip_image010 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a news release stating that the bell of SS Mendi is being returned to South Africa. The ship sank of the Isle of Wight on 21 February 1917 while carrying more than 800 men of the South African native labor corps to support the war effort on the Western Front. More than 600 men died in the sinking. (8/29/18) [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-world-war-shipwreck-bell-is-returned-to-south-africa].

Sinking of SS Metis – 30 August 1872

clip_image012 clip_image014 During a rainstorm, the passenger vessel SS Metis, with approximately 242 passengers and crew on board collided with the schooner Nettie Cushing at about 4 a.m. on 30 August 1872 in Long Island Sound near Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Metis, en route from New York to Providence, was holed below the waterline and flooded quickly. Passengers were assembled and many boarded lifeboats. The captain and the agent of the Providence and New York Steamship Line refused to board lifeboats and remained in the pilot house. They were among the forty persons still alive when the vessel’s upper works washed ashore. The Revenue Cutter Moccasin, Captain David Ritchie commanding, rushed to the scene, rescuing 45 persons and recovering 17 bodies. It is estimated that 130 persons died in the sinking. Captain Ritchie and the officers and men of Moccasin received the formal Thanks of Congress by means of a Resolution adopted on 24 January 1873. A US Life-Saving Station was built at Watch Hill in 1879, adjacent to the Lighthouse. There was no marine insurance on Metis. Suits were brought against the shipowner, including one by a passenger stating that he bought his $3 ticket and incurred injuries and expenses due to the sinking – he demanded $20,000 damages. The owners filed a petition in federal court seeking exoneration from and limitation of liability.

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August 29th, 2018 at 10:43 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 29 August 2018

Headlines:

Puget Sound – unexploded floating ordnance;

New York – cruise ship allides with pier;

USCG – MTS recovery plans;

USACE – Mississippi River Mainline Levees;

DOE – LNG import/export authorizations;

NOAA – IOOS data collection standards; and

India – IMO data collection system.

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Puget Sound – unexploded floating ordnance

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New York – cruise ship allides with pier

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the cruise ship Carnival Horizon allided with Pier 90 while mooring at Pier 88 in the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. There have been no reports of injuries or pollution. The incident is under investigation. (8/28/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2093154]. A second news release states that the cruise ship has been cleared to depart. Ships, though, will not be allowed to moor on the south side of Pier 90 until permanent repairs are completed. The Coast Guard is coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Board of Pilots Commission in the ongoing investigation. (8/28/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/209428c].

USCG – MTS recovery plans

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing guidance on development and maintenance of Marine Transportation System (MTS) Recovery Plans. NVIC 04-18 (8/21/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/5ps/NVIC/2018/NVIC-04_18.pdf].

USACE – Mississippi River Mainline Levees

clip_image008 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has extended, until 15 October, the period within which to submit comments on its notice of intent to prepare Supplement II to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) Project, Mississippi River Mainline Levees and Channel Improvement of 1976 (1976 EIS) as updated. Public scoping meetings will be held in Blytheville (10 September); Vicksburg (11 September); Baton Rouge (12 September); and New Orleans (13 September). 83 Fed. Reg. 44035 (8/29/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-29/pdf/2018-18723.pdf].

DOE – LNG import/export authorizations

clip_image010 The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice listing recent orders granting LNG import/export authorizations. 83 Fed. Reg. 44036 (8/29/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-29/pdf/2018-18729.pdf].

NOAA – IOOS data collection standards

clip_image012 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a news release stating that all eleven Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) regional associations have been certified as Regional Information Coordination Entities, meaning that they adhere to federal data collection, storage, and management standards. (8/28/18) [http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/all-ioos-regional-networks-now-noaa-certified].

India – IMO data collection system

clip_image014 The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) posted a circular implementing for Indian vessels the IMO data collection system requirements. Engineering Circular 02-2018 (8/27/18) [http://dgshipping.gov.in/writereaddata/News/201808270405080213340Eng_cir_02of2018_IMOdata.pdf].

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 28 August 2018

Headlines:

Senator Flake – passing of Senator McCain;

Senator Graham – passing of Senator McCain;

White House – passing of Senator McCain;

DOD – passing of Senator McCain;

JCS – passing of Senator McCain;

USN – passing of Senator McCain; and

DOJ – passing of Senator McCain.

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Senator Flake – passing of Senator McCain

clip_image004 Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) issued a press release honoring the life and legacy of Senator John McCain, who died of cancer on 25 August. (8/25/18) [https://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=48521EC4-86E7-49E3-8174-41492439501E].

Senator Graham – passing of Senator McCain

clip_image004[1] Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued a press release on the passing of Senator John McCain, who died of cancer on 25 August. (8/25/18) [https://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=4EFC00F3-A269-425D-9C5B-BCC640853C77].

White House – passing of Senator McCain

The White House issued a statement of President Trump on the passing of Senator John McCain, who died of cancer on 25 August. (8/27/18) [https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-from-the-president-2/].

DOD – passing of Senator McCain

clip_image006 The Department of Defense (DOD) issued a news release on the passing of Senator John McCain, who died of cancer on 25 August. (8/26/18) [https://dod.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1612831/dod-mourns-death-of-senator-john-s-mccain/].

JCS – passing of Senator John McCain

clip_image008 The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, USMC, issued a news release on the passing of Senator John McCain, who died of cancer on 25 August. (8/26/18) [http://www.jcs.mil/Media/News/News-Display/Article/1612803/statement-by-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff-gen-joseph-f-dunford-jr-on-t/].

USN – passing of Senator McCain

clip_image010 The US Navy posted statements on the passing of Senator John McCain, who died of cancer on 25 August. (8/27/18) [http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=106853].

DOJ – passing of Senator McCain

clip_image012 The Department of Justice (DOJ) posted the statement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the passing of Senator John McCain, who died of cancer on 25 August. (8/27/18) [https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-statement-passing-senator-john-mccain].

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 27 August 2018

Headlines:

Hawaii – Hurricane Lane updates;

New York – disabled freighter towed into port;

USCG – MSC plan review guidelines;

FEMA – Preparedness Grants allocation;

DOI – natural resource damage assessments;

MTSNAC – meeting on 11-12 September;

UK – mooring, towing, and hauling equipment; and

Chameau sinks – 27 August 1725.

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Hawaii – Hurricane Lane updates

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the ports of Hilo and Kawaihae on the island of Hawaii have been reopened. The ports in Maui, Honolulu, and Kauai counties remain closed in condition Zulu. (8/25/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2087a80]. A second news release states that ports on all Hawaiian islands except Lanai, which awaits assessment, have been reopened. (8/25/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2089b9d].

New York – disabled freighter towed into port

clip_image005 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that the disable bulk carrier GDF Suez North Sea has been towed into the Port of New York/New Jersey and is now docked in Newark. The ship lost propulsion over 100 nm offshore. The incident is under investigation. (8/26/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/208c2f8].

USCG – MSC plan review guidelines

clip_image005[1] The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin announcing the availability of updated Plan Review Guidelines established by the Marine Safety Center (MSC). (8/24/18) [http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/08/24/8-24-2018-updated-plan-review-guidelines-from-marine-safety-center/].

FEMA – Preparedness Grants allocation

clip_image007 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a bulletin announcing the allocation of the Fiscal Year 2018 Preparedness Grants, including the $100 million for the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). Information Bulletin 433 (8/24/18) [https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1534957984246-8412373c4e0dda3e04daefd8e5108c1b/Information_Bulletin_433_FY_2018_Award_Announcements_Resilience_Final_08_22_18_508.pdf].

DOI – natural resource damage assessments

clip_image009 The Department of the Interior (DOI) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comments on whether revisions to the regulations for conducting natural resource damage assessments and restoration (NRDAR) for hazardous substance releases are needed. Comments should be received by 26 October. 83 Fed. Reg. 43611 (8/27/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18498.pdf].

MTSNAC – meeting on 12-13 September

clip_image011 The Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC), sponsored by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will meet in Washington, DC on 12-13 September. 83 Fed. Reg. 43731 (8/27/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18491.pdf].

UK – mooring, towing, and hauling equipment

clip_image013 The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a Marine Guidance Note (MGN) providing guidance with regard to mooring, towing, and hauling equipment. MGN 592 (M+F) (8/24/18) [https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/736124/MGN592.pdf].

Chameau sinks – 27 August 1725

clip_image015 The French fluyt Chameau was built in 1717 as an armed naval transport. It spent most of its short career transporting passengers, funds, and cargo between France and the North American colony of New France (Canada). In July 1825 it departed La Rochelle with about 300 persons on board, a large quantity of gold, silver, and copper coins, and various supplies as cargo bound for Louisbourg. On 27 August 1725, it grounded during a storm on rocks east of Louisbourg. The fluyt sank and all persons on board died. Numerous bodies washed ashore and were buried in a mass grave. In 1965, the wreck was found by treasure salvors, who recovered many of the gold and silver coins, with an estimated value of $1 million.

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 24 August 2018

Headlines:

White House – Hawaii Emergency Declaration;

Hawaii – US Navy ships sortie as hurricane approaches;

Hawaii – Zulu for all;

Ohio River – Olmsted Lock and Dam;

MARAD – Gateway office to be established in Paducah; and

Beaufort Sea – Hilcorp Liberty Project EIS.

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White House – Hawaii Emergency Declaration

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Hawaii – US Navy ships sortie as hurricane approaches

clip_image006 The US Navy issued a news release stating that Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii have sortied as Hurricane Lane approaches the islands. Ships that sortie will be positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed. (8/22/18) [http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=106820].

Hawaii – Zulu for all

clip_image008 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it is in the process of setting port condition Zulu for the entire state of Hawaii due to the arrival of Hurricane Lane. (8/23/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/207feaa].

Ohio River – Olmsted Lock and Dam

clip_image009 The US Coast Guard promulgated a temporary final rule establishing a security zone on waters of the Ohio River in the vicinity of Olmsted Lock and Dam on 30 August until 5:00 pm. 83 Fed. Reg. 42778 (8/24/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18389.pdf]. Note: The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Lock and Dam on that date to celebrate major completion of the extended construction project. Operational opening of the locks will be at a later date.

MARAD – Gateway office to be established in Paducah

clip_image011 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a news release stating that it will establish a Gateway office in Paducah to provide assistance to public ports and state and local officials in addressing transportation congestion relief and improving freight and passenger movement. (8/23/18) [https://www.marad.dot.gov/newsroom/news_release/2018/u-s-transportation-secretary-elaine-l-chao-announces-new-maritime-administration-resources-for-paducah-ky/].

Beaufort Sea – Hilcorp Liberty Project EIS

clip_image013 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a press release stating that the final environmental impact statement (EIS) has been completed for the Hilcorp Liberty Project planned for the building of an artificial gravel island in federal waters east of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on which oil and gas wells would be drilled. (8/23/18) [https://www.boem.gov/press08232018/].

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Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 23 August 2018

Headlines:

Hawaii – hurricane warnings raised again;

USCG – safety alert re gangways and ladders;

USCG – CIRCAC recertified;

FMC – petition from COSCO and OOCL;

House – Rep. Duncan Hunter removed from committee posts;

EC – latest Brexit notice;

EMSA – Facts & Figures 2017; and

UK – Royal Navy seizes illegal salvor.

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Hawaii – hurricane warnings raised again

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that port condition Zulu has been set for the island of Hawaii and port condition Yankee has been set for the other main islands due to the approach of Hurricane Lane. (8/22/18) [https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/207dc01].

USCG – safety alert re gangways and ladders

clip_image004[1] The US Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert reminding stakeholders of the potential safety hazards relating to gangways and ladders. Links are provided to a number of published requirements and best practices to improve gangway safety. Alert 14-18 (8/21/18) [https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/INV/Alerts/1418.pdf?ver=2018-08-21-141706-437]. Note: Forgot to include link in yesterday’s newsletter – Oops!

USCG – CIRCAC recertified

clip_image004[2] The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CIRCAC) has been recertified, through 31 August 2019, as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet. 83 Fed. Reg. 42674 (8/23/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18234.pdf].

FMC – petition from COSCO and OOCL

clip_image006 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it received a petition from COSCO Shipping Lines and Orient Overseas Container Line for an exemption that would allow them to enter into certain agreements without filing them with the FMC. Comments must be received by 6 September. 83 Fed. Reg. 42650 (8/23/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18244.pdf].

House – Rep. Duncan Hunter removed from committee posts

clip_image008 The Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued a press release stating that since Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has been indicted for criminal offenses he will be removed from his committee assignments pending resolution of the matters. (8/21/18) [https://www.speaker.gov/press-release/statement-rep-duncan-hunter]. Note: Rep. Hunter had been serving as Chair of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.

EC – latest Brexit notice

clip_image010 The Irish Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport issued a notice forwarding the latest EC communication on preparing for the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. Marine Notice 34-2018 (8/21/18) [http://www.dttas.ie/sites/default/files/MN%20%2034%20of%202018%20Brexit%20Preparedness%20Notice.pdf].

EMSA – Facts & Figures 2017

clip_image011 The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) posted its Facts and Figures 2017. The report emphasizes the EMSA IT systems. (8/3/18) [http://emsa.europa.eu/news-a-press-centre/external-news/item/3328-emsa-facts-figures-2017.html]. Note: This item was brought to my attention by my good friend Louis J. Le Gendre of International Shipping & Logistics.

UK – Royal Navy seizes illegal salvor

clip_image013 The Royal Navy issued a news release stating that the owner and master of a Dutch-registered salvage vessel have been fine nearly £250,000 for plundering a WWI shipwreck off the Scilly Isles. The vessel was seized by a boarding party from HMS Severn. (8/21/18) [https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2018/august/21/180821-hms-severn-stops-plunder-of-ww1-wreck].

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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.