Blog posts

Current Rating

Additional training berths and better deal for rating were two important issues that were brought up at the Indo-Norwegian meet



Current Rating

The Shipping Professional Network of Mumbai held their second annual event jointly with the Institute of Chartered Ship brokers to mark a new strategic development



Current Rating

SCI takes delivery of AHTS coinciding with its Agents Meet
SCI‘s Agents meet coincides with the company taking delivery of Anchor handling towing supply vessel



Current Rating

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) reconvened without a quorum on the morning of September 12th to hear about and discuss the two remaining agenda items, Using the Marine Highway for Hazardous Cargo and Port Security Grants. The Committee also heard a statement concerning CDC tracking and discussed its future meetings.The all-day session on September 11th had dealt with Cybersecurity, Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and Information Sharing, Requirements for foreign Detain On-Board seamen, US/Canadian Regulatory Harmonization, Integration of Facility Security Plans and Systems, and Radiation Portal Monitoring Replacement and Relocation. Problems with both internet and telephone audio feeds persisted, so the following is, at best, an approximation of the meeting.



Current Rating

The September 2012 meeting of National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) was typical in that the original agenda was immediately altered as the order of topics changed and some switched meeting days. It was also distressingly atypical in that the audio for the audience attending by webcast and teleconference was among the worst in living memory. As a consequence, there are both major and minor gaps (not necessarily noted) in this report notwithstanding the length of the post. I have also occasionally placed comments out of chronological sequence in order to keep all the discussion of a particular topic in one place.



Current Rating

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) met on the morning of May 16th to conclude its May 2012 meeting. This session was devoted almost exclusively to Information Sharing, after first passing the Detain on Board Resolution held over from the previous session. Several key players in the DHS and USCG information sharing arenas were in attendance.



Current Rating

The May 1st issue of the Federal Register has scheduled a USCG Notice of the next meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). The meeting will be held May 15-16, 2012 at two locations in the Washington, DC area.



Current Rating

Finally, here’s the post covering the third session of the January 2012 meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). Three topics–Underwater Terrorism Preparedness, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program, and the Global Supply Chain Security Initiative–were covered at this session, on the morning of January 19th.



Current Rating

This post covers the second session of the January 2012 meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (MMSAC). This session, on the afternoon of January 18th, had two topics: a discussion of the Certain Dangerous Cargo Security Initiative and an unscheduled agenda item on using Port Security Grant Program funds to help US vessel operators defray security upgrades for operations in high risk waters.



Current Rating

The first morning session of the January meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) opened with a lengthy Welcome/Farewell Address by NMSAC sponsor, short remarks by the Committee’s Executive Director, and what was labeled a discussion of requirements for vessel guards while in port. These were followed briefings/discussions of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)/Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Harmonization, Maritime Domain Awareness and Information Sharing, the long-planned “MTSA II Regulations,” and harmonization of US and Canadian maritime transportation security regimes.



Displaying results 1-10 (of 18)
 |<  < 1 - 2  >  >| 

Sign in

Shortcuts

Tag cloud

- & A.P.Moller Academy Access accident accidents Acquistion Act additive Adjusting Administration Africa Agent Agreement air aker alignment Alliance America American analysis Angeles anti-piracy APM Architects Armed Asia Assessment assets Association attitude Audits Australia authorities Authority Award Awareness ballast barges Basin Bay Beach Bids boat boatbuilding boating boats bollard boosting Brasil brazil break-bulk building bulker Bunker bunkering Bureaucracy business california Campos Campus canada Canal cannes Capacity capital Captain CARB Career careers cargo carrier Carriers casualties CDCs CGM Chain challenges change charter chartering china city claim classification coal Coast collision Colombia Commission Communication communications Community Company competition completion complex Compliance concepts Conditions conference Conferences congestion Congress connections construction Consultant Consultants consulting consumer consumption container containers containership containerships contract contracts control convenience Convention cosco Costs Council Counter-Piracy Counter-terrorism crew crewmen crime cruise culture CUSTOMER damage deep-sea deepwater defence Defense Department design development Developments DHS diesel disaster discoveries discovery diving DNV dredging drilling drillship East economics economy Education effectiveness Effficiency efficiencies efficiency elearning electric Electronic emissions Employement Employer employment energy engine engineering Engineers environment environmental equipment EU Europe evaluations event Excellence Exchange exhaust expansion expenditures Expert Exploration exports facility familiarization Federal ferries fields finance financing Finland Fleet fmc forum Fouling fpso France Francisco freight fuel Gambol gas GE Ghana GHG giga yachts gigayachts Global GOM government graduates Grants green group growth Guard guardian Guidance Harbor hazards Heavy hijack hijackers Holland Hong Horizon Hull ILWU IMO Importers imports improvement in Incident India Indian Industries industry Information infrastructure inland inspection inspector installation institution insurance integrated intermodal International internet intervention investing investment investors ISM ISPS issues italy Ivory Japan Job jobs joint-ventures Jones Kong kongsberg Korea launch launching Law laws Learning Legal legislation lift lines LNG loading logistics Long Los low luxury machinery Maersk maintenance management manned manufacture manufacturing Marad Mariime marina Marine MarineNews mariners Maritime MaritimeProfessional Market marketing MARPOL Matson Meeting Meetings mega yachts megayachts mentoring Merchant method Mexico ministers ministry motivation MTSA National nautical naval Naviagtion Navigation navy networking New news Nigeria NMSAC Northern O&G Oakland observation ocean of Officers offshore ogx oil oil&gas onshore operating operational Operations operator optimization Owners Pacific Panama Paraguay partnership petrobras pilots pipe pipeline pipelines Piracy pirates plan platform PMSA policies pollution port ports positioning power preference pre-salt prevention production professional Professionals Programme project projects propeller propulsion Protection Quality quantity railroad railroads recession Recovery recycling reduction register Regulations Regulatory renewable repairs report Reports research Resources rigs Rio Risk river rov Russia safe safely safety sailing sailors salvage San Santos School Sea seafarer seafarers Seaman seamen Seaport Seaports Seattle Secretary-General security seismic SERVICE services ship SHipayrd ship-breaking shipbuilding shipmanagement shipowner Shipowners shipping ShippingInsight ships Shipyard shipyards shore short-sea show simulation singapore Slow solutions somalia sound South spain SSA Stabilization State Steaming study submarine submarines subsea sulfur super yachts superyachts supply Support survey surveyor surveys Survival system Systems Tacoma takeover tanker tankers tax technical technip technologies technology Terminal terminals terriorists Terrorism terrorists testing the throughput to tow trade Trafigura trainer training transfers Transpacific transport Transportation transshipment Trucking TSA tug tugs Tupi turbo TWIC U.S. UFRJ UK undersea underwater United US USCG Vancouver ventures vessel vessels VetcoGray Vietnam Virginia Washington waste water waterways waves well West women workboats workers work-life World worldwide wrecks yacht yachts yard