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Marine Safety Consultants, Inc.

Marine Safety Consultants, Inc.
A brief review of what we offer the industry and surveyors and consultants.

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  • Introduction: Good afternoon ladies and gentleman. I’d like to thank the F. J. O’Hara and Sons, Paul DiGovanni & the (DDLA) for giving us the opportunity to address your association this afternoon. I trust everyone is wide awake after a long day of industry specific discussions. I’ve been asked to speak to you about one of your favorite subjects. Riveting as it is, compliance has become ever more difficult in today's environment. We’ll try and break down some of the issues we all face and how to deal with compliance issues at the corporate level. But first as I have such an esteemed and captive audience, I’d like to introduce you to Marine Safety Consultants. My name is Dean Hostetler. I’m a marine surveyor and consultant with Marine Safety Consultants, Inc.
  • MSC has been in business for 29 years. We are ex USCG compliance professionals, licensed mariners (both deck & engine officers) from the US Merchant Marine Fleets and US Fishing Fleets. Professional Marine Surveyors Certified with National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) and Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS). ABS Certified Audio Gaugers
  • Environmental and Security Response Plans, Safety, and operation manuals. Conduct facility safety surveys and compliance audits.
  • Our surveys include evaluations of hull structure, propulsion and auxiliary systems, fire fighting and lifesaving systems, monetary valuations or appraisals. Working for facility owners, MTR facility owners (fuel and lubrication transporters), vessel owners and insurance underwriters. All findings, together with recommendations designed to enhance maintenance and operation, are presented in clear, concise written reports. We also conduct surveys for trip in tow, on charter/off charter and evaluation of cargo damage.
  • We do that by first identifying present and future regulatory issues pertinent to our individual corporate issues.
  • Looking towards the future.
  • What is your exposure? Both personal & corporate.
  • There are benefits to compliance
  • As the Ghost Busters Say, if you have any questions Who do you call??? Why MSC of course.

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  • Marine Safety Consultants, Inc. Protecting Marine Systems, and the Environment Through Compliance
  • WHO WE ARE
    • USCG/US NAVY
    • USCG Licensed Professional Mariners
    • Emergency Response Professionals
    • Compliance Professionals
    • Certified Marine Surveyors
    • Maritime Industry Consultants
  • WHAT WE DO
    • Compliance consulting
        • Response Planning (33 CFR)
        • Security Planning (33 CFR)
        • Safety Planning (29 CFR)
        • Training
        • Audits
        • Assessments
  • WHAT WE DO
    • Vessel Surveys
    • Damage Surveys
    • Trip in Tow
    • On/Off charter
    • Evaluation of Cargo Damage
  • Safety Surveys
  • Emergency Response
  • Response Management
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  • Response Planning
  • Profit Through Compliance
    • Avoiding Fines, Penalties and Liabilities
  • Identifying Potential Compliance Liabilities
    • Working within today’s regulatory environment.
  • Regulatory Climate
    • Vessel/Facility Response Plans (33 CFR)
    • Vessel/Facility Security Plans (33 CFR)
    • Marine Transportation Related Facility Response Plans (33 CFR)
    • Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEP) (33 CFR)
    • Non Tank Vessel Response Plans (33 CFR)
    • Fire Protections Measures (46 CFR)
  • New Developments
    • Fire protection measures for tow vessels (46 CFR part 27)
    • Salvage & Marine Firefighting requirements (33 CFR) Implemented 30 Jan 2009
    • Response Plan for Non Tank Vessels (NVIC 01-05)
    • Transportation Workers Identification Cards. (TWIC)
    • HAZMAT Endorsement Threat Assessment Program pertinent to truck drivers hauling Hazardous materials.
    • EPA regulations pertaining to the issuance of Vessel General Permits (VGP) for “ discharge incidental to the normal operations of a vessel ”
  • Exposure
        • Penalties and Fines
        • Personal Liability
        • Loss of Revenue
  • Regulatory Clout
    • Fines and Liabilities for Non-Compliance
        • 33 CFR 130.3 Failure to have certificate of financial responsibility (COFR) for carriage of oil or hazardous substances: min=$10000; max=$25,000
        • 33CFR 154.750 Failure of facility transferring oil or HAZMAT in bulk to comply with operations manual: min=$2,000; max=$25,000
        • 33CFR 155 Any violation of this part under MARPOL: min=$5,000; max=$25,000
        • 33CFR 155.740 Transfer Procedures not posted or available: min=$2,000; max=$25,000
  • Personal Liabilities
    • Indictments for Environmental Violations
        • Negligent discharge of pollutants, conspiracy related to unlawful discharge of bilge oil, plastics, glass, metal and waste from burn barrels and failure to report discharge. (Company and 3 officials found guilty) Company faced $4.2 million in fines, individuals face criminal fines and up to 5 years in prison.
        • Unlawful discharge of bilge waste and failure to report resulting oil spill. Fines $500,000 with 5 years probation (inport cost to discharges $1,500)
  • Loss of Productivity vs. Compliance
    • Vessels or Facilities unable to conduct business or perform intended duties due to compliance issues.
        • Response Plan approval hold up or misplaced approval letter
        • Down time due to spill of significance compounded by failure to follow policy set forth within response plan
  • What can this mean?
    • Civil fines and costs by USCG and EPA
    • Personal and corporate liabilities
    • Downtime - Loss of Job integrity
  • Solving the Problem
    • Plan or Manual development.
    • Training.
    • The right personnel managing the problem.
    • Drill/Exercise corporate plans & policies.
    • Critique, change and evolve plans as circumstances dictate.
  • Supporting Facts
    • Training - insures personnel follow policy
    • High level management in charge insures plan and policy implementation
    • Frequent exercising of plans insures smooth transition into live evolutions
    • Maintaining a dynamic plan platform, insures police and plan features remain current and relevant
  • Benefits Looking at the Big Picture
    • Maintain job and corporate integrity
    • Working positively within the community and the environment
    • Lessen downtime due to non-compliance issues
    • Providing a positive roll model to personnel
    • Keep fines and liabilities out of accounts payable
  • Keeping the Wolves at Bay
    • Environmental and security policies as an investment
    • Insure all levels of personnel remain trained in company policy and plan implementation
    • Maintain company infrastructure
    • Exercise plan aspects, maintaining dynamic documents
    • Keep updated records of exercises, training and real responses
  • Summary
    • Plan development
    • Education
    • Personnel Involvement – the right people for the right job
    • Continuous plan review and exercise
    • Maintain plan integrity by review and updating as needed.
    • Maintain good records
  • Questions? Thank You for Your Attention!
  • Helpful Web Sites
    • https://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do
    • http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm
    • http://www.e-vrp.com/vrp.asp
    • http://www.dol.gov/
    • http://www.osha.gov/index.html
    • http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/AboutTheCodes.asp?DocNum=1405
    • http://www.tsa.dhs.gov/what_we_do/layers/hazmat/index.shtm