USCG Marine Safety Alert 07-16

Good Day, The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a Safety Alert for unicellular foam lifejackets.  “It was discovered that the unicellular foam buoyant material within the nylon outer shell had degraded significantly over time, broke apart, crumbled and in some instances was reduced to dust.”  Please read the following link or attachment and take a good look at your […]

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Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications

Good Day, Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has released “Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) No. 01-16” addressing the use of electronic sources for navigating on US Vessels not on international voyages. Please read carefully to insure you can meet the intent of the guidance.  You can also find it at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/pdf/2016/NVIC_01-16_electronic_charts_and_publications.pdf.   To answer any questions, please […]

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Coast Guard Bill Passes- Important Progress Made for US Shrimp Fleet

With the passage by the House of Representatives of a Senate amendment this week, Congress has now competed its action on the 2015 Coast Guard authorization bill HR 4188. The bill will now be sent to the President to be signed into law (enacted). Link to Bill Text: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114hr4188eas/pdf/BILLS-114hr4188eas.pdf This bill is the product of extensive and intensive negotiations within […]

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FECSPI and Southern Shrimp Alliance Joint Meeting

Florida East Coast Shrimp Producers Inc. Shrimp Producers Association P O Box 373 – Yulee FL 32041-0373 Telephone 904-261-6615 FAX 904-261-4016 Email: fecspi@aol.com                               Cell: 904-588-4423   Southern Shrimp Alliance P.O. Box 1577 Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 955 E. MLK Dr. Suite D Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 727-934-5090 Fax 727-934-5362 TO: All Shrimpers, other Commercial Fishermen, Members and Interested parties. FROM: […]

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Annual Board Meeting 2015 Update

Several proposed regulations and legal decisions to be made in 2016 threaten to harm U.S. shrimp fishermen and processors. The impacts range from added expenses to meet new safety regulations, to time/area closures, to revocation of the antidumping duty orders. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s Board of Directors met in Tampa, Florida on November 6th and 7th to discuss these issues […]

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CFVS – Marine Safety Information Bulletin

The link below is Clarification of Mandatory Safety Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels from U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/USCG-MSIB-12-15-CFVS-Exam-Requirement-Clarification-20OCT2015.pdf Regards, Mr. Al Waterford, USCG (ret.) Program Manager, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Fishing and Passenger Vessel Examiner United States Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Preventions Department 155 Columbia Dr. Tampa, FL 33606 Tel #: (813) 228-2196, ext. #8136 Fax #: (813) […]

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August 18, 2015 Updated CFVS Mandatory Exam Letter to Fishing Industry Vessel Owners and Operators

In accordance with the Congressional Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012, mandatory Dockside Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety (CFVS) Exams are starting October 15, 2015 and will need to be renewed once every 5 years.  Also, survival crafts that ensure no part of an individual is immersed in water will be […]

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FREE – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

This is a notification for a Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held in Palm Harbor, FL.  This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 – Instruction, Drills, and Safety Orientation for documented vessels operating beyond the boundary line (12nm on the Gulf of Mexico). § 28.270Instruction, drills, and safety orientation. (a)Drills and instruction. The master […]

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REDUCED COST – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day,   This is a notification for a Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held in Panama City, FL.  This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 – Instruction, Drills, and Safety Orientation for documented vessels operating beyond the boundary line (12nm on the Gulf of Mexico). § 28.270Instruction, drills, and safety orientation. (a)Drills and […]

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FREE – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

This is a notification for a Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held in Crystal River, FL.  This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 – Instruction, Drills, and Safety Orientation for documented vessels operating beyond the boundary line (12nm on the Gulf of Mexico). § 28.270Instruction, drills, and safety orientation. (a)Drills and instruction. The master […]

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