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Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, attended Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2019 Conference in Stamford this week. Nadeau gave keynote remarks on the upcoming IMO 2020 global cap and also discussed various other initiatives the Coast Guard addressed in 2018. In this post, we are sharing the portion of Nadeau’s remarks on IMO 2020 for the benefit of our readers unable to attend. We will publish the remainder of his remarks in a separate post.
Link: 4/3/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Keynote remarks on “Countdown to Compliance of IMO 2020”
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant of prevention policy, and Mr. Jeff Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, presented a Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award April 2, 2019 to Mr. James R. Lawrence during the 34th Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping Conference.
Link: 4/2/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Coast Guard presents distinguished public service award
The OCS Inspectors Course familiarizes Coast Guard marine inspectors and port state control officers with their responsibilities in examining foreign-flagged Mobile Offshore Drilling Units operating on the U.S. OCS. Qualified instructors from the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise and subject matter experts from Shell and Sparrows Group taught the course.
Link: 4/2/2019: Coast Guard, industry experts hold 6th Outer Continental Shelf Inspectors Course
Under this rule, each owner or operator of a maritime facility regulated by the Coast Guard is required to implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen’s welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to the seafarer or other individuals.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: 4/1/2019: Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Final Rule published
The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register Notice that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from ports in the Republic of Seychelles. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient anti-terrorism port measures in place.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: 3/29/2019: Imposition of conditions of entry on certain vessels arriving to the United States from the Republic of Seychelles
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate published Marine Safety Alert 03-19, “Have a regime when the current’s abeam: Ensure adequate maneuvering space,” to educate mariners following three recent marine casualties, one fatal, that resulted in the sinking of towing vessels on the Lower Mississippi River.
Link: 3/28/2019: Marine Safety Alert – Ensuring adequate maneuvering space
The workshop focused on providing the attendees with an in-depth understanding of Coast Guard liquefied gas carrier examinations. More importantly, the workshop afforded numerous opportunities for open dialogue and an information exchange between local Coast Guard marine examiners, Flag State and Class Surveyors in order to raise the awareness on key safety issues and common deficiencies.
Link: 3/28/2019: Coast Guard coordinates 3rd annual Liquefied Gas Carrier Surveyor Workshop
Over 40 members of the chemical and gas industry, along with representatives of the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, and local Coast Guard marine inspectors, attended the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee public meetings at Sector Houston-Galveston, March 20-21, 2019 and discussed important issues related to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials.
Link: 3/27/2019: Summary of recent Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting
Representatives from the Coast Guard, offshore oil and gas industries, recognized organizations and numerous industry associations attended the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee semi-annual public meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20, 2019. This post provides an overview of the issues and work items addressed during the meeting.
Link: 3/26/2019: Summary of recent National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting