Joseph A Servidio News

21 Nov 2013

CSA Honors 80 Foss Vessels for Environmental Excellence

Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio presents Susan Hayman of Foss the award for environmental achievement.

The Arthur Foss, the Justine Foss and many other Foss Maritime vessels have been free of environmental mishaps for the past 20 years. In fact, 80 tugs and barges owned by the Seattle-based company, which has one of the nation's largest coastal tug and barge fleet, are being recognized this year by a major maritime organization for their outstanding environmental safety records. The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) announced the awards honoring Foss' environmental achievements earlier this month in the nation's capital.

23 Oct 2013

SOCP Annual Fall Meeting & 20 Year Anniversary Event

The SOCP cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry . This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013 . A high caliber line up of speakers h ave been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator of MARAD and Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard. Moderator:  Rear Admiral Joseph A. Moderator:   Ms.

17 Sep 2013

SOCP Annual Fall Meeting and 20 Year Anniversary Event

20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry. This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013. A high caliber line up of speakers have been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator of MARAD and Rear Admiral Joseph A.

20 May 2013

U.S. Coast Guard Accepts Nine BWTS as AMS

Followers of the Ballast Water Treatement System (BWTS) situation (ie. presumably anyone reading this publication) were heartened last month when the U.S Coast Guard announced its acceptance of nine BWTS as Alternate Management Systems (AMS), helping to finally bring some clarity to ship owners, yards and suppliers. On April 15, 2013, the USCG announced the acceptance of the ballast water treatment systems as AMS in compliance with the service’s March 2012 final rule for Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged (SLOSBWD) in U.S. waters.

20 May 2013

Insights: Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio

Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio is Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy overseeing Inspections and Compliance, Marine Transportation Systems, and Commercial Regulations and Standards. Theses directorates include waterways management, navigation and boating safety, commercial vessels, ports and facilities, merchant mariner credentialing, vessel documentation, marine casualty investigation, inspections, and port state control. His previous assignments include numerous postings in marine inspection, marine safety and investigation billets. Servidio is a graduate of the U.

16 May 2013

By the Numbers: Subchapter M Statistics

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 (Aug. 9, 2004), established new authorities for towing vessels. Out of that came a proposed regulatory scheme requiring towing vessels to become inspected vessels and obtain a Certificate of Inspection (COI). The proposed Subchapter M for title 46, U.S.C., covering Certification, Vessel Compliance, Towing Safety Management System (TSMS), Third-Party Organizations, Operations, Life-Saving, Fire Protection, Machinery and Electrical Systems and Equipment, and Construction and Management of towing vessels is now in draft form. Looking ahead, the Coast Guard refuses to speculate about rulemaking timelines but the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Admiral Joseph A.

15 Apr 2013

USCG Accepts BWTS as Alternate Management Systems

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the acceptance of nine ballast water treatment systems today as Alternate Management Systems (AMS) in compliance with the service’s March 2012 final rule for Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged (SLOSBWD) in U.S. waters. AMS acceptance by the Coast Guard is a temporary designation given to a ballast water treatment system approved by a foreign administration. Vessel operators may use an AMS to manage their ballast water discharges in lieu of ballast water exchange, while the treatment system undergoes approval testing to Coast Guard standards. An AMS may be used to meet the…

12 Mar 2013

PVA & Coast Guard In Hi-speed Vessel Fire Safety Accord

Signing Ceremony: Photo credit PVA

The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) & the U.S. Coast Guard sign policy agreement regarding Coast Guard approval of fire protection for newly constructed high-speed vessels. This agreement is critical to the U.S. shipbuilding industry to ensure delivery of Coast Guard-approved high-speed passenger vessels. The product of a chartered working group of experienced PVA member industry experts and Coast Guard policy specialists, the agreement details guidelines for pre-approved design criteria including seating arrangements and space dimensions.

11 Jan 2013

ClassNK Receives Expanded Authorization from U.S. Coast Guard

ClassNK Executive Vice President Dr. Takuya Yoneya (L) receives a copy of the Recognized Organization Agreement from U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio (R)

The world’s largest classification society ClassNK announced that it was granted expanded authorization from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on 25 December 2012, and will now be able to carry out a full range of surveys for the SOLAS, MARPOL and AFS conventions, as well as ISM Audits on behalf of the United States flag administration. The announcement was made following a visit by ClassNK Executive Vice President Dr. Takuya Yoneya to USCG Headquarters in Washington D.C. on 7 January 2013. During the visit Dr.

05 Dec 2012

Crowley Maritime Tops Eco-Achievement Awards List

Award Presentation: Photo credit Crowley

Crowley honored with more CSA 2012 Environmental Achievement Awards than any other maritime company. Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with 96 environmental achievement awards for safe vessel operations during 2012, more than any of the other 76 maritime companies recognized by CSA. The vessels owned and/or operated by Crowley businesses qualified for the awards by operating for at least two consecutive years without…

21 Nov 2012

61 Foss Maritime Company Vessels Honored

Gary Faber

Vessels Have Gone Two Years or Longer Without Environmental Incidents, Winning Chamber of Shipping Honor. Sixty-one tugs and tank barges owned by Foss Maritime Company have been recognized by a major maritime organization for their environmental safety records. The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) announced the awards honoring the Seattle, WA-based Foss' environmental achievements on November 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Altogether, the 61 Foss vessels recognized by CSA have gone a combined 543 years without an environmental incident.

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