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Fatal Ferry Follies
Passenger vessel safety isn’t just a third world problem. It’s a worthy challenge to take up in 2015 and at the same time, a completely sobering way to ring in the New Year.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 12/31/2014 4:36:29 PM | with 0 comments


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UPDATE, 1/4/12: The Notice of Policy has been published at 77 Federal Register page 232 and is also available online.



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If you weren’t able to comment before the September 30 deadline on the US Coast Guard’s Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) on implementing STCW Convention and Code amendments and changes to domestic merchant marine endorsements, you have a second chance. Ditto if you’d like to repeat or expand on comments you did make.



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APU / Maritime Reporter WEBCAST Series Kicks off in February
First online installment of this unique partnership to focus on Maritime risk. Out in front of the premier edition of Maritime Professional print magazine, readers and online listeners will learn how to overcome uncertainty and meet compliance standards – by empowering their individual employees.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 12/22/2010 10:04:48 AM | with 0 comments


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U.S. Coast Guard: Cherry-Picking is Not an Option
STCW Convention protocol to be followed to the letter, says Jeffrey Lantz, Director of National and International Standards. DHS provides clarification on a number of issues. The future of MERPAC, other industry advisory committees and U.S. training protocols still remains cloudy.



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