Headlines: COAC – meeting; Antarctic – ban on use or carriage of heavy grade oil; Hong Kong – dredging operations; and IMO – Resolutions and Circulars adopted by MSC 88.
March 28, 2011
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COAC – meeting
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of US Customs and Border Protection (COAC), sponsored by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will meet in Washington, DC on April 12. 76 Fed. Reg. 17143 (March 28, 2011).
Antarctic – ban on use or carriage of heavy grade oil
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a notice reminding the maritime community that use or carriage of heavy grade oil in Antarctic waters is prohibited with effect from 1 August 2011. Marine Notice 5/2011 (3/15/11).
Hong Kong – dredging operations
The Hong Kong Marine Department issued a notice advising that, with immediate effect and for a period of approximately three months, dredging operations will be carried out between West Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Vessels in the vicinity should exercise caution and give the operations a wide berth. Notice 27-2011 (3/25/11).
IMO – Resolutions and Circulars adopted by MSC 88
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular regarding Resolutions adopted by the 88th Session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). Shipping Circular 7-2011 (3/22/11). The MPA issued a second circular regarding Circulars adopted by MSC 88 that related to shipboard operational matters. Shipping Circular 8-2011 (3/22/11).
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Dennis L. Bryant
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