In our final post in the CMA 2017 series, Poulin talks about Coast Guard initiatives and programs related to seafarers’ professionalism and well-being.
4/11/2017: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting scheduled
Meeting scheduled May 16-17, 2017, in New Orleans.
4/10/2017: Fifth application received for BWMS type approval
Marine Safety Center is reviewing the fifth application for BWMS type approval.
4/7/2017: Safety Alert 03/17 – The dangers of counterfeit parts
A recent inspection revealed evidence of falsely identified fasteners being used as part of the drive train system. Several installed bolt heads separated from their shanks and, as a result, a splined hub coupling loosened and disconnected from the reduction gear / transmission.
4/5/2017: Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2017 Shipping Conference – Remarks from Vice Adm. Charles Ray, deputy commandant for operations
In March, senior Coast Guard leaders had the opportunity to make remarks on various topics during the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2017 conference and expo in Stamford, Connecticut. Third in the series is a keynote address by Vice Admiral Charles Ray, deputy commandant for operations. In his remarks, Ray talks about the ever-changing maritime environment and how Coast Guard regulations will continue to protect the environment but also support the Marine Transportation System.