Salvage / Marine Firefighting. Tim Dickensheets T&T Bisso, LLC Presentation to Caribbean RRT 2 December 2009. SMFF cont. 33 CFR Part 155 Salvage and Marine firefighting (SMFF) Requirements; Vessel Response Plans for Oil; Final Rule dated December 31, 2008
T&T Bisso, LLC
2 December 2009
33 CFR Part 155
Salvage and Marine firefighting (SMFF)
Requirements; Vessel Response Plans for Oil; Final Rule dated December 31, 2008
Compliance Extended to 22 February 2011
Ref CFR 155.4050 (b.1-15)
Ref CFR 155.4030 (b)
“Timeframe starts when anyone in response organization receives notification of a potential or actual incident” Ref CFR 155.4040 (b)
“Emergency towing, also referred to as rescue towing, means the use of towing vessels that can pull, push or make-up alongside a vessel. This is to ensure that a vessel can be stabilized, controlled or removed from a grounded position. Towing vessels must have the proper horsepower or bollard pull compatible with the size and tonnage of the vessel to be assisted. “
“Ensuring the proper emergency towing vessels are listed in your VRP. Your VRP must identify towing vessels with the proper characteristics, horsepower, and bollard pull to tow your vessel(s). These towing vessels must be capable of operating in environments where the winds are up to 40 knots.”
Advantages for a Public Service FF to Consent?
However, it’s a challenge to get that consent!!
Compliance date changed from June 2010 to February 2011
Proposed Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) to be published
After 30 days, public meeting
Final NVIC published
ASA members are meeting with National Strike Force Coordination Center to develop a Response Resource Inventory (RRI)
How might the federal agencies, RRTs, Area Committees, Area Maritime Security Committees, etc. assist in improving the response structure?