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Chalos: Coast Guard to require more Oil Record Book entries

Chalos: Coast Guard to require more Oil Record Book entries

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Murphy: Take your required security course, and be sure to turn in certificates

Murphy: Take your required security course, and be sure to turn in certificates

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Maitland: Alaska ro-ro voyage demonstrates value of U.S. mariners, pollution controls

Maitland: Alaska ro-ro voyage demonstrates value of U.S. mariners, pollution controls

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Chalos: Appeals court issues ruling in tugboat grounding insurance case

Chalos: Appeals court issues ruling in tugboat grounding insurance case

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Broadley: For proper VHF radio etiquette, remember the ‘5 Cs’

Broadley: For proper VHF radio etiquette, remember the ‘5 Cs’

The marine industry is unique. Aviation relies on oversight with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directing traffic via voice radio communication to avoid aircraft incidents. Railroads use radio communication, along with visual signals, but again with oversight by the operators of the rail line. With maritime, as far as collision avoidance and Rules of the Road compliance are concerned, vessels rely on mutual agreement primarily using radio communication.

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Valdés: What you need to know about the Maritime Labor Convention

Valdés: What you need to know about the Maritime Labor Convention

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Salyers: Day-boat crew have their own set of fatigue risk factors

Salyers: Day-boat crew have their own set of fatigue risk factors

Diversity of maritime operations but when it comes to the importance of endurance “we’re all in the same boat.”

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Maitland: 'We must rebuild' U.S.-flag merchant fleet

Maitland: 'We must rebuild' U.S.-flag merchant fleet

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Salyers: Small lifestyle changes can reduce mariner fatigue, improve endurance

Salyers: Small lifestyle changes can reduce mariner fatigue, improve endurance

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Eight New NMSAC Appointees

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