DOJ – Marine Well Containment Venture;
Savannah – maritime security exercise;
IMO – summary of MEPC 62;
Singapore – resolutions adopted at MSC 89;
Singapore – shipboard operational circulars adopted at MSC 89; and
Singapore – prohibition on movement of vessels.
July 20, 2011
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DOJ – Marine Well Containment Venture
The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a notice stating that the Marine Well Containment Venture (MWCV) filed a written notification stating that Apache Deepwater LLC; Anadarko Offshore Well Containment Company LLC; BHP Billiton Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc.; Statoil Gulf of Mexico Response Company LLC; and Hess Offshore Response Company LLC have been added as parties. 76 Fed. Reg. 43348 (July 20, 2011).
Savannah – maritime security exercise
The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it and multiple federal, state, and local agencies will conduct a maritime security exercise in the Port of Savannah on July 20. (7/19/11).
IMO – summary of MEPC 62
The IMO issued a news release summarizing the results of the 62nd session of Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 62). In addition to adoption of energy efficiency measures (discussed in a previous edition of this newsletter), the MEPC adopted the Unites States Caribbean Emission Control Area (ECA) and an amendment to MARPOL Annex VI exempting old steamships from the requirements on sulphur. Amendments were also adopted to MARPOL Annex IV to designate the Baltic Sea as a Special Area and to MARPOL Annex V to bring the garbage regulations up to date. Guidelines regarding biofouling and recycling of ships were adopted, among other things. (7/19/11).
Singapore – resolutions adopted at MSC 89
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular advising owners, operators, and masters of the adoption of various resolutions by the 89th Session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 89). The resolutions consisted of amendments to SOLAS, the IMSBC Code, the IS Code, and the LSA Code, as well as to the Revised Recommendation on Testing of LSA. Another resolution provided for implementation of Best Management Practice (BMP) Guidance. Shipping Circular 14-2011 (7/18/11). Note: This circular is 777 pages in length.
Singapore – shipboard operational circulars adopted at MSC 89
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular advising owners, operators, and masters of the adoption by the 89th Session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 89) of various circulars providing guidance on shipboard operational matters. Shipping Circular 15-2011 (7/18/11). Note: This circular is 109 pages in length.
Singapore – prohibition on movement of vessels
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular stating that, without prior permission from the Port Master, vessels are prohibited from movement in certain waters surrounding: (a) Jurong Island; (b) Pulau Busing & Pulau Bukom; (c) Pulau Sebarok & Shell SBM; and (d) Sembawang Wharves and approaches thereto. Port Marine Circular 4-2011 (7/20/11).
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Dennis L. Bryant
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