4/9/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Flag state control, Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, and more from keynote remarks

In addition to remarks on IMO 2020 during his keynote speech at Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2019 Shipping Conference, Rear Adm. John Nadeau gave attendees a rundown of some of the other initiatives and issues the Coast Guard’s prevention program focused on in 2018. In this post, we are providing a condensed version of this portion of Nadeau’s remarks for the benefit of our readers unable to attend.


4/8/2019: Congressional hearing alert – Securing America’s transportation and maritime systems and the FY 2020 budget request

Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz will testify at a Congressional Hearing titled, “Securing America’s Transportation and Maritime Systems: A Review of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Requests for the U.S. Coast Guard and TSA.”


4/8/2019: Policy Letter 19-01 – Enforcement guidance for harbor assist vessels when operating beyond the boundary line

This policy letter provides guidance for the OCMI to exercise discretion with enforcing regulations, as appropriate, related to manning schemes, credentialing, and watchkeeping requirements so that the relatively few towing vessels that conduct harbor assist operations outside the Boundary Line have additional time to develop a workforce and business model to achieve compliance.


4/5/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Summary of Coast Guard remarks to INTERTANKO panel

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, addressed leaders of the International Association of Independent Oil Tankers during Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping Conference 2019, in Stamford, Connecticut, April 2, 2019. In this post, we provide a summary of a few of the key topics he discussed.


4/5/2019: Port and Facility Compliance annual report published

This report highlights the efforts of CG-FAC and its partners to ensure our port communities are a safe and secure place to do business.


4/3/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Keynote remarks on “Countdown to Compliance of IMO 2020”

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, attended Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2019 Conference in Stamford this week. Nadeau gave keynote remarks on the upcoming IMO 2020 global cap and also discussed various other initiatives the Coast Guard addressed in 2018. In this post, we are sharing the portion of Nadeau’s remarks on IMO 2020 for the benefit of our readers unable to attend. We will publish the remainder of his remarks in a separate post.


4/2/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Coast Guard presents distinguished public service award

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant of prevention policy, and Mr. Jeff Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, presented a Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award April 2, 2019 to Mr. James R. Lawrence during the 34th Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping Conference.


4/2/2019: Coast Guard, industry experts hold 6th Outer Continental Shelf Inspectors Course

The OCS Inspectors Course familiarizes Coast Guard marine inspectors and port state control officers with their responsibilities in examining foreign-flagged Mobile Offshore Drilling Units operating on the U.S. OCS. Qualified instructors from the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise and subject matter experts from Shell and Sparrows Group taught the course.


4/1/2019: Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Final Rule published

Under this rule, each owner or operator of a maritime facility regulated by the Coast Guard is required to implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen’s welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to the seafarer or other individuals.


3/29/2019: Imposition of conditions of entry on certain vessels arriving to the United States from the Republic of Seychelles

The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register Notice that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from ports in the Republic of Seychelles. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient anti-terrorism port measures in place.


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