Client Advisories

February 2018
Client Advisory 05-2018

February 5, 2018 NTC 05-2018 CSI Notice to Clients 05-2018 The USCG National Vessel Movement Center has issued 90-day notice that NOAD Schema 3.4, InfoPath Template 6.3, Notice of Arrival/Departure NOAD Workbook version 7.4 will

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January 2018
Client Advisory 04-2018

January 12, 2018 NTC 04-2018 CSI Notice to Clients 04-2018 The U.S. Coast Guard expects all ballast water discharged to U.S. waters to be managed and reported in compliance with federal regulations. As with other

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Client Advisory 03-2018

January 11, 2018 NTC 03-2018 CSI Notice to Clients 03-2018 The California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response has developed a free safety video on bunkering best practices; links to

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Client Advisory 02-2018

January 9, 2018 NTC 02-2018 CSI Notice to Clients 02-2018 Under IMO Resolution MEPC.277(70), amendments to MARPOL Annex V, Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships, will enter into force on March

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Client Advisory 01-2018

January 1, 2018 NTC 01-2018 CSI Notice to Clients 01-2018 Every vessel with an active VGP Notice of Intent (NOI) letter is required to conduct a VGP Annual Inspection and the owner/operator of the vessel

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July 2017
Client Advisory 08-2017

June 16, 2017 NTC 08-2017 Beginning July 1st, 2017, vessels enrolled in the QUALSHIP 21 program may also seek the E-Zero designation if they meet the requirements set forth below. The E-Zero program is a

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Client Advisory 07-2017

March 14, 2017 NTC 07-2017 On March 13, 2017 the U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Response Plan Program issued a Notice regarding the increased number of expedited requests received by their office. This Notice is to

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Client Advisory 05-2017

March 7, 2017 NTC 05-2017 On March 6, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 003-2017) providing an update on the ballast water management (BWM) extension program.

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Client Advisory 04-2017

January 20, 2017 NTC 04-2017 In preparation for the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) 2017 Vessel Response Plan (VRP) Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) Verifications, which will begin soon and continue through July 2017, please familiarize

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Client Advisory 03-2017

January 12, 2017 NTC 03-2017 February 28, 2017 is the deadline for submission of the USEPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) Annual Report for calendar year 2016. The Annual Report, as described in Section 4.4.1 of

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Client Advisory 02-2017

January 11, 2017 NTC 02-2017 On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard National Vessel Movement Center issued the following guidance regarding Rich Text, HTML emails, and eNOAD attachments: “eNOAD submitters should immediately discontinue the

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Client Advisory 01-2017

January 09, 2017 NTC 01-2017 On December 30, 2016, the California State Lands Commission issued the a Notice reminding vessels arriving at California ports of certain reporting requirements under the California Marine Invasive Species Act.

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June 2017
Client Advisory 07-2016

December 16, 2016 NTC 07-2016 On December 16, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 17-16, regarding the MAN B&W cooling jacket failures, which resulted in loss of propulsion

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Client Advisory 06-2016

December 06, 2016 NTC 06-2016 On December 2, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center announced the approval of the first type approved Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The certificate has been issued to

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Client Advisory 05/2016

February 19, 2016 NTC 05-2016 The U.S. Coast Guard recently issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 03-16 announcing a voluntary vessel fuel oil sampling program to help determine vessel compliance with the North American

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Client Advisory 04-2016

January 22, 2016 NTC 04-2016 During recent U.S. Coast Guard inspections, questions have arisen regarding the permissibility of burning oil sludge containing more than 0.1% sulfur in the vessel’s incinerator while in the North American

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Client Advisory 01-2016

January 06, 2016 NTC 01-2016 In accordance with Section 4.1 of the U.S. EPA 2013 Final Vessel General Permit (VGP) it’s time to process and submit the EPA 2015 Annual Report to the EPA for

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June 2017