6/28/2017: Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection Capt. Josh Reynolds answers questions on building a safety culture vs. a compliance culture in the offshore community

As a follow on to our post covering last month’s Offshore Technology Conference, Maritime Commons is providing a summary of responses to questions asked by attendees during the conference as well questions submitted to conference organizers in advance. All responses were provided by Capt. Joshua Reynolds with the 8th Coast Guard District OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.

6/5/2017: How are we doing?

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6/5/2017: IOSC Recap #5 – USCG Sector Delaware Bay: Response to rail incidents planning project

Fifth in our IOSC series is recap of a presentation by Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Wirth, titled “USCG Sector Delaware Bay: Response to Rail Incidents Planning Project.” Wirth responded to two train derailments, first in Paulsboro, N.J., and then barely a year later, a second in Philadelphia. Her talk focuses on the importance of working with all stakeholders in the area and how they addressed the challenges resulting from increased rail transport of diluted bitumen (dilbit) and Bakken crude oils through the maritime environment.

1/31/2017: Changes to Navigation Center website

The Coast Guard Navigation Center has implemented a small but important change to its website address.

9/1/2016: Gaining insight on cyber risk management

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, recently met with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Cyber Resilience for an open discussion regarding cyber risk management in the marine transportation system (MTS).

8/19/2016: Proceedings magazine – Update to distribution schedule

To better serve its readership, the Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council magazine will transition to three printed editions annually.

8/5/2016: Summer 2016 edition of Proceedings now available!

The Coast Guard released the summer 2016 edition of Proceedings.

8/2/2016: Marine Safety Manual Volume II, Change 2 now available

The Coast Guard announces the availability of the updated Marine Safety Manual Volume II, COMDINST M16000.7B, Material Inspection, Change Two. MSM Volume II establishes marine safety policies on international conventions and U.S. statutes and regulations relating to material inspection of domestic and foreign commercial vessels.

5/9/2016: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas and liquefied hazardous gas

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval to a revision of a currently approved collection on waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied hazardous gas (LHG).

3/17/2016: Coast Guard and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – Voluntary cyber reviews

Last week, the Coast Guard met with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to discuss collaboration on voluntary Cyber Architecture Reviews for MTSA-regulated LNG facilities.

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