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Monday, October 21, 2019

Harmonizing Shipping Regulations: not so fast

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 4, 2018

As the White House Opens a Public Comment Period Seeking to Harmonize Shipping Regulations – something the current administration characterizes as a move to reduce regulatory costs and restrictions on the U.S. maritime industry – the concept and the intent sounds good.

When America Sneezes …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 17, 2018

The rest of the world catches a cold.It’s been a long time since I served as a ship expeditor and cargo surveyor, immediately following my career at sea. In those days, the vast majority of cargo superintendents serving on the U.S. Gulf Coast…

On Display: North America’s Passenger Vessel and Ferry Industries

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 1, 2018

This week’s PVA Annual Convention brought together an enthusiastic group of passenger vessel and ferry stakeholders. The robust turnout bodes well for this sector, and the broader OEM and service providers who keep it humming along.Savannah…

A New Twist in the BWT Story

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 22, 2017

Believe it or not, it starts right here in the United States.I have been covering invasive species and the ballast water treatment story thread for more than fifteen years. Always entertaining, never easy to understand, it has, over time, been the ‘gift’ story that keeps on giving.

Marine Safety: Unfinished (but everyone’s) Business

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 19, 2017

Contemplating Competence, Commerce, Collisions & Casualties.The dog days of summer are here. That means just about everyone (except, perhaps, yours truly) is on some sort of vacation or another. Many of these people are headed for the beach…

US Coast Guard Subchapter M Towing Vessel Regulations Effective July 20, 2016

Posted to US Coast Guard (by Steve Candito) on July 21, 2016

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) previously published a Final Rule on Inspection of Towing Vessels. The Final Rule is codified under 46 CFR Subchapter M and is commonly referred to as Subchapter M. The new Rule establishes requirements for the design…

Maritime TV: Mondays with Maitland

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on June 29, 2016

In the latest installment of MarPro's continuing series of Maritime TV presentations, Clay Maitland Addresses Whether the Coast Guard is Stretched to its Operational Limit.Clay Maitland is the Managing Partner, International Registries, Inc.…

Subchapter M

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 9, 2016

… and the 600 pound gorilla in the room.Unless you’ve spent the last month sailing on board the last vessel on the planet without internet access, then you know only too well that the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB)…

Ephemeris

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 17, 2015

An ephemeris is a calendar giving the positions of naturally-occurring astronomical objects and, these days, artificial satellites in the sky at given times. Originally, the ephemerides were developed by and for astronomers at particular observatories.

Is it a near miss? Or was it an unsafe act?

Posted to Madden Maritime (by Richard Madden) on January 11, 2015

Is it a near miss? Or was it an unsafe act? Maybe just an unsafe condition. What’s the difference and how do you explain it to your crew when introducing them to your safety management system? Check out nearmiss.dk for more cartoons like the one below.

Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 23, 2014

The Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform is located in the Pechora Sea (the eastern portion of the Barents Sea) south of Novaya Zemlya and bordered on the east by the Kara Strait. It is the world’s first Arctic-class ice-resistant offshore oil platform in the world.

Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy in Australia

Posted to Global Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy (by Vietnam Inspection Company) on July 29, 2014

Australia Inspection in Australia/ Expediting/ Surveillance/ Inspector/ Expediter/  Quality control/ Testing/ Certificate/ Marine Surveyors/ Superintendent P&I Correspondents Insured cargo, marine investigation & adjusting in Australia, Countries. Dr Capt.

Panfilo de Narvaez

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 6, 2013

Panfilo de Narvaez was born in Valladolid, Spain in about 1470. He was among the first Spanish settlers on the island of Jamaica. In 1511, he joined the campaign of Diego Velásquez to pacify Cuba, commanding a company of archers. At the successful conclusion of that campaign…

Dirty shipping business takes place prior to recycling

Posted to Dirty shipping business takes place prior to recycling (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 4, 2013

The hue and cry about casualties taking place at ship breaking yards may have died down after intense hostile protests by Greenpeace and other NGOs against the methods employed in ship breaking yards. They may have got measures in place to curb…

Whaleship Charles W Morgan

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 20, 2013

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan, on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975, is the only wooden whaleship surviving from the large nineteenth-century fleet of American whalers. It was built in 1841 in New Bedford at a cost of $48…

Battle of Fishguard

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 6, 2013

After French revolutionaries overthrew the monarchy in 1792 (arresting and eventually beheading Louis XVI), many of the surrounding nations engaged in efforts to contain and undermine the revolution. Their loosely-coordinated group has been referred to as the First Coalition.

It is show time for Conferences & Events

Posted to It is show time for Conferences & Events (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 17, 2013

The sagging economy, rising inflation, weakening rupee and the falling FOREX reserves has caused the Indian government to take strategic steps to bring the economy around. Leading the list is the relaxation of the foreign direct investments…

Henry Miller Shreve

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 9, 2013

Henry Miller Shreve (1785-1851) was a riverboat captain and inventor. Born in New Jersey, he moved with his family in 1788 to a homestead in western Pennsylvania on the Youghiogheny River. After his father’s death in 1799, he served on several riverboats, soon owning one of his own.

Gay Head Light

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 5, 2013

The Gay Head Light is located on Gay Head (or the Gay headland) in Aquinnah on the western end of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. On July 16, 1798, Congress directed the establishment of a lighthouse at “Gay-head” on Martha’s Vineyard and the appointment of a person to superintend same.

Lay up or lose are the choices facing carriers

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 21, 2013

“Peak season is a make or break for 2013 profitability,” are the chilling words of Rahul Kapoor, senior analyst at Drewry Maritime Equity Research. Chilling in that there is no indication that a peak season will happen this year, which would…
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