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Monday, June 25, 2018

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.…

Marad's 'Call to Action' Takes Shape

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 23, 2016

Final Agenda for Marad’s Sexual Assault Summit Unveiled. The Maritime Administration’s ‘Call to Action’ will address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Maritime Industry.Obtained this morning from reliable industry sources, the final…

Guidebook to SubChapter M Recordkeeping

Posted to Guidebook to SubChapter M Recordkeeping (by Dean Shoultz) on June 23, 2016

MarineCFO recently made available the Guidebook to SubChapter M Recordkeeping as a free "in the interest of the industry" publication to assist towing vessel operators ramp up their SubChapter M system of documentation as proscribed by the rules.

Chip Jaenichen Weighs in with Maritime TV's Dave Gardy on the latest from Kings Point

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on June 21, 2016

In this edition of Maritime Professional’s new and exciting affiliation with Maritime TV, we bring you Maritime TV and Dave Gardy's interview with the U.S. Maritime Administration's Maritime Administrator, Chip Jaenichen. They discuss the Class…

Maritime TV Investigates the Suspension of the USMMA 'Sea Year'

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on June 21, 2016

In our newest installment of Maritime Professional’s new and exciting affiliation with Maritime TV, we bring you Maritime TV and Dave Gardy's interview with USMMA Superintendent RADM James Helis. They discuss the USMMA Class of 2016 and the…

Sure Signs that the Apocalypse is Upon Us …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 21, 2016

U.S. publications over the past ten years or so. was taken aback when I read that the U.S. just days before these future mariners were about to be sent out to sea. campus training on working U.S. merchant marine vessels. next reached out to the U.S. on the decision to suspend sea training.

What is Life Planning for Maritime People?

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on June 12, 2016

In this second installment of Maritime Professional’s new and exciting affiliation with Maritime TV, we bring you the first in a new series of 12 video interviews and accompanying blogs with Dr. John A.C. Cartner. This week’s edition centers…

Driving Ballast Water Technology: right out of business …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 10, 2016

I must admit that I often struggle to understand where we are headed with the ballast water treatment quandary. But, every once in a while, someone puts things in perfect perspective, so even I – a former boat driver with no engineering skills whatsoever – can understand it.

Using Collaborative Tools In the IT eLearning Process

Posted to Online Learning (by Kamy Anderson) on June 10, 2016

Collaborative tools are very popular items to have for eLearning purposes. These allow people to get in touch with each other online and to share ideas as needed. Students who are learning about IT processes can certainly benefit from note-sharing programs…

Deciphering Today’s Ballast Water Treatment Challenges

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 2, 2016

Listen in as Steve Candito weighs in with Maritime Professional partner Maritime TV and Dave Gardy on the challenges of when, how, why and what to do when it comes to installing ballast water treatment equipment at a time when the regulations…

Just Five Miles on the Erie Canal

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 19, 2016

A brief visit to an unexpected treasure provides the perfect perspective.Rochester, NY: With a high school senior in the house, this year we find ourselves visiting college campuses for the first time in more than 35 years. It’s a real eye-opener.

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)…

Gray Water and Bilge Water: Taking Steps to Clean Up The Ocean Environment

Posted to Gray Water and Bilge Water (by John Paparone) on April 28, 2016

The fact that improperly-treated gray water pollution is still being dumped off ships in a so-called modern and highly regulated shipping industry is hypocritical at best.Graywater – which comes from ship accommodation areas (shower/sink), laundry…

(No) Ballast off a Sinking Ship

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on April 24, 2016

The invasive species and ballast water treatment situation is dangerously close to spiraling out of control.According to the web site www.mpnballastwaterfacts.com – a site set up in part by a consortium of UV-based ballast water management system manufacturers – the U.S.

Galley Grease Harms Equipment and the Environment

Posted to Galley Grease Harms Equipment and the Environment (by John Paparone) on April 5, 2016

Cleaning up the wastewater stream in ships isn’t just about removing hydrocarbons out of oily separators and bilges. Ship galleys harbor a tremendous amount of FOGs (fats, oils and grease) that, if not properly disposed of, can be a health risk…

Battle in the Bedroom

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on April 4, 2016

Industry Study on Work Schedules and Rest Periods reignites decades-old discussion on what constitutes enough sleep and in what ‘watch format’ will that adequate rest be achieved.It wasn’t too long ago that the American Waterways Operators (AWO)…

A Vessel Owner Dilemma During This Uncertain Time

Posted to Ballast Water Regulations (by Steve Candito) on April 1, 2016

Current StatusIMO Ballast Water (BW) regulations have been pending for 12 years. In the U.S., it’s been over four years since the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations were passed, but even the USCG regulations are not fully implemented. These…

Fitting a Square Peg into a Round Hole

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 18, 2016

Brown Water operators join their Blue Water counterparts at the grownup’s table. With all that glory (and the gain) comes a little pain. Along the way, we also learn that one size does not fit all.In the summer of 1980, I joined my first ship as a young, inexperienced Third Mate.

White House-led Roundtable on 21st Century U.S. Ports

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on March 11, 2016

On March 7, 2016, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero and I attended and participated in the White House-led roundtable highlighting the important role U.S. ports play in the national economy. The roundtable was hosted by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker…

This Just in From DOT: we need to spend more on ports

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 8, 2016

As I waded into my overflowing E-mail box last night, I came upon this little gem, delivered by none other than your friendly neighborhood U.S. Department of Transportation. It turns out – and I know that you won’t believe this – we need to be spending more on our ports…