9/6/2017: International Ice Patrol completes 2017 ice season, transfers ice warning products to Canadian Ice Service until 2018

During the 2017 season, 1,004 icebergs drifted into the transatlantic shipping lanes, a significant increase from the average of 485 icebergs, making 2017 the 19th most severe season since 1900 and the fourth consecutive extreme iceberg year.


9/5/2017: Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention, gives keynote at International Safety @ Sea Conference

Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Rear Adm. John Nadeau recently spoke at the International Safety @ Sea Conference in Singapore, organized by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore. The conference was convened to share best practices for safety at sea and included over 250 international maritime professionals. Nadeau’s keynote address August 22 kicked off a week of activity that included the inaugural ‘Community of Practice’ Forum, where 23 different maritime administrations, classification societies and NGOs focused on the topic of ferry safety.


9/5/2017: Updates on port conditions in Corpus Christi and Houston-Galveston

The captains of the ports in Houston-Galveston and Corpus Christi announced updates to port conditions that took effect Sept. 2, 2017.


9/1/2017: Update on port conditions in Port of Corpus Christi

As of 2:15 p.m., Thursday the Coast Guard opened ports and waterways, with some restrictions, in the Corpus Christi captain of the port zone.


8/31/2017: Instructions for mariners whose credentials were lost due to Hurricane Harvey

In accordance with federal regulations, duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials may be issued free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the recent flooding in Texas and neighboring states.


8/31/2017: Partial re-opening of the Houston-Galveston captain of the port zone following Hurricane Harvey

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the captain of the port for Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston opened the ports of Houston, Texas City, Galveston, and Freeport with restrictions.


8/30/2017: Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor set to Modified Zulu

The Coast Guard captain of the port in Corpus Christi has implemented Port Condition Modified Zulu for the Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2017.


8/29/2017: Update on port conditions in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey

This post provides the status of ports in Sector Houston-Galveston and Sector Corpus Christi.


8/16/2017: LGC NCOE releases guidance for analyzing risk of simultaneous operations during liquefied natural gas bunkering

Field Notice 01-2017 contains recommendations for the marine industry and Captains of the Port to consider when assessing the risks of LNG Simultaneous Operations. It includes guidance on an optional, formal operational risk assessment, if the vessel operator chooses to conduct one.


8/14/2017: Recap of Coast Guard remarks at the 7th Symposium on Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic

Last month, Coast Guard members had the opportunity to present during the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C. The event, held biennially since 2007, brings together some of the world’s leading experts to discuss the ongoing and expected impacts on naval and maritime operations due to rapid change in the Arctic sea ice cover. Maritime Commons attended the symposium to bring you, our readers, the latest on Arctic-related topics affecting maritime industry.


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