6/29/2017: Coast Guard to conduct Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment on Hudson River

In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard promulgated an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek comprehensive public input and examine whether there is a need for a proposed rule on new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River to promote safe navigation. After a review of the comments, Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, suspended future rulemaking decisions and directed a formal risk identification and evaluation of the Hudson River, known as a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment. This post provides information on the PAWSA process as well as insight into the Coast Guard’s decision to suspend rule-making activities.

6/28/2017: Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection Capt. Josh Reynolds answers questions on building a safety culture vs. a compliance culture in the offshore community

As a follow on to our post covering last month’s Offshore Technology Conference, Maritime Commons is providing a summary of responses to questions asked by attendees during the conference as well questions submitted to conference organizers in advance. All responses were provided by Capt. Joshua Reynolds with the 8th Coast Guard District OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.

6/28/2017: Recap of Offshore Technology Conference remarks by Capt. Joshua Reynolds, OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection,

In May, Capt. Joshua Reynolds with the 8th District Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge of Marine Inspections, participated in panels facilitated by the Offshore Operator’s Committee and Center for Offshore Safety at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Reynolds remarks focused on safety management systems and the importance of creating a safety culture in your organization.