OMSA applauds Jones Act letter on disaster relief

OMSA applauds Jones Act letter on disaster relief

(NEW ORLEANS) — The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) on Monday lauded the U.S. Coast Guard for issuing a policy letter providing a transparent and expedited process for domestic offshore energy vessels to participate in disaster recovery activities. The offshore energy industry utilizes highly complex vessels that have attributes that make them attractive candidates for disaster recovery missions. For example,…
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Coast Guard terminates illegal charters in San Diego

Coast Guard terminates illegal charters in San Diego

(SAN DIEGO) — Coast Guard Sector San Diego personnel terminated three illegal charter boats operating in San Diego Bay last weekend. Sector San Diego boarding team members and investigators identified three illegal charter boats operating in the bay and terminated all three voyages due to unsafe overloading conditions, insufficient life-saving equipment and failure to provide a qualified or licensed operator…
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California approves tougher harbor emission rules

California approves tougher harbor emission rules

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Thursday approved updates to its Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation aimed at reducing emissions from harbor craft like tugboats and ferries operated near California’s coast to improve public health in nearby communities, many of which are disadvantaged. By 2035, the amendments are expected to result in an 89 percent reduction of…
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