6/21/2018: Posidonia 2018 – The role of safety management systems in the next chapter of shipping

In the fourth and final post in our series covering Coast Guard participation in Posidonia earlier this month, we share a condensed version of remarks by Rear Adm. John to a group of young maritime professionals and junior seafarers on the next chapter of shipping and the impacts of digitalization and the role of Safety Management Systems.
Source: USCG
Link: 6/21/2018: Posidonia 2018 – The role of safety management systems in the next chapter of shipping

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Source: LNM District 8
Link: District 08 (GULF) Week 25 LNM Now Available on Navigation Center Website

6/20/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group

The Marine Safety Center issued the ninth Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
Source: USCG
Link: 6/20/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group

6/20/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Ballast water management regulations, global trends in the 21st Century

In part three of our Posidonia series, we share a condensed version of Rear Adm. John Nadeau’s remarks given during a conference jointly sponsored by the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, and the International Propeller Club in Port of Piraeus. Nadeau talks further about ballast water management regulations, and then closes with a discussion on global trends and the impacts to the Marine Transportation System.
Source: USCG
Link: 6/20/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Ballast water management regulations, global trends in the 21st Century

6/19/2018: Marine Safety Alert – A PFD that’s unwearable makes an emergency situation worse

The Office of Investigations and Analysis released Marine Safety Alert 11-18 to raise awareness of potentially
dangerous circumstance involving Personal Flotation Devices. During several inspections involving different vessels, Coast Guard personnel discovered a significant number (>100) of unwearable type 1 PFDs that would have presented a problem for users if needed in an emergency.
Source: USCG
Link: 6/19/2018: Marine Safety Alert – A PFD that’s unwearable makes an emergency situation worse

6/19/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Role of the Regulator

In part two of our series covering Coast Guard participation in Posidonia this month, Rear Adm. John Nadeau continues his discussion at the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association’s conference on air emissions, shifting to the role of the regulator in the fast-past and ever-changing global maritime shipping industry, all in the context of ballast water management regulations.
Source: USCG
Link: 6/19/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Role of the Regulator

6/18/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Coast Guard perspective on IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, represented the U.S. Coast Guard at the Posidonia international shipping conference in Athens, Greece earlier this month and participated in several panel discussions on topics relevant to the international maritime community. This post kicks off a four-part series highlighting Nadeau’s presentations, for the benefit of our readers who were unable to attend the conference. In our first post, Nadeau gives his perspective on enforcement of the upcoming IMO 2020 global sulphur cap.
Source: USCG
Link: 6/18/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Coast Guard perspective on IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

6/15/2018: Marine Safety Center issues ballast water management system type approval certificate to Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

The treatment principle of the Samsung Purimar BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 250 m3/h and 10,000 m3/h.
Source: USCG
Link: 6/15/2018: Marine Safety Center issues ballast water management system type approval certificate to Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.