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END OF PASSAGE

After several years of publication, including a previous hiatus, NAUTICAL LOG has decided that the Blog has run its course.  For now we shall continue to re-blog some maritime items such as the M-Notices from the UK MCA now published under "government publications" prior to ceasing publication.  We shall also not be commenting on the Posts of other maritime blogs but may comment if there are other boating accidents in Miami-Dade County, Florida. 

This decision was reached due to an apparent lack of interest now in NAUTICAL LOG indicated by the lack of response to our concerns with safe boating particularly in the South Florida region. No responses to our e-mails from those captains supposedly interested in making a difference by changes in local boat operation regulations.  Recently no comments have been received on the Posts subject matter making our efforts rather pointless.

Good Watch.

NLIN #7 - 2014

The following M Notices are now available at www.gov.uk/government/publications (note this newe-mail address).  If you have problems call 023 8032 9391

MIN  479 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Food and Catering; Recognised Courses for Ship's Cooks foe Food Hygiene or Food Safety in Catering.

MGN 478 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Wages.

MGN 479 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Repatriation.

MGN 480 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Shipowners Liabilities including Seafarer Compensation.

MGN 485 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Seafarer Employment Agreements - Application to Trainees.

MSN 1838 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Minimum Age.

MSN 1839 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Medical Certification

MSN 1841 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Medical Care Ship's Doctors.

MSN 1844 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Crew Accommodation.

MSN 1845 (M) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Food and Catering: Provision of Food and Fresh Water.

MSN 1846 (M)

WASTING MY TIME ?

Over the years NAUTICAL LOG has published many Posts about boating safety and the importance of the Nautical Rules of the Road with just an occasional comment.  Recently there was a series of ten (10) Posts on the Steering and Sailing Rules section which inspired not a single comment - disappointing and somewhat disheartening to say the least.  Naturally NAUTICAL LOG wondered if this was a waste of time as there was no apparent interest in boating safety either from most boaters, at least those in this area, or from the "Concerned Authorities" of our incompetent U.S. Administration which has left our Nation virtually leaderless and rapidly declining on all fronts at the Federal, State and Local levels.  So once again NAUTICAL LOG is ready to cease publication.

Recently in Biscayne Bay, FL we have had two catastrophic boating accidents resulting in deaths and these seem to have finally triggered a reaction from those who really count in all of this - the professional boating C…

NLIN #6 - 2014

The following M-Notices are available at www.gov.uk/mca if you have problems call 023 8032 9391


MIN 486 (M)  Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) - Additional Funds of up to £3 million

MGN 511 (M) Solid Bulk Cargoes - Adoption of Amendment 02-13 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC0 Code - MSC 1/Circ.1452

MGN 512 (M) Solid Bulk Caroes - Guidelines for the submission of Information and Completion of the Format for the Properties of Cargoes not listed in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code and their Conditions of Carriage - MSC. 1/Circ.1453

MGN 513 (M) Solid Bulk Cargoes - Guidelines for Developing and Approving Procedures for Sampling, Testing and Controlling the Moisture Content for Solid Bulk Cargoes which may Liquefy ' MSC. 1/Circ. 1454

MGN 514 (M) Solid Bulk Cargoes - Early Implementation of the Draft Agreement 03-15 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code related to the Carriage and Testing of Iron Ore Fines - DSC. 1/…

ANOTHER HOLIDAY ANOTHER ACCIDENT

Sunday July 06, 2014.

NAUTICAL LOG was away for the Independence Day weekend only to return to South Florida on Sunday evening to learn of a horrendous boating accident on Friday July 04, 2014 night in Biscayne Bay.  According to the "Miami Herald", (from which NAUTICAL LOG is taking the story)  the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and United States Coast Guard (USCG)   three boats came into collision resulting in the deaths of four (4) adults and injuries to nine (9) other persons one of whom is in a coma and the others with critical to minor injuries.  Fortunately two children involved one five (5) years old and the other two (2) years old are both uninjured.



The FWC is the State of Florida inland and part-offshore water law enforcement agency, of course the USCG is the Federal law enforcement agency and part of U.S. Homeland Security.  All were involved in the water rescues passing over the victims to Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue for further medical…