South Florida Intercoastal

Advocacy Report

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Sep 25, 2019 Wed

James Maitland attended the Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board meeting to introduce himself as MIASF’s new vice president and answer questions regarding the ongoing test deviation for the FEC railway bridge.

MIASF met with the District 7 director of the Florida Department of Transportation to discuss the status of the updated bridge study. The final report is due to legislative leaders by January 1, 2020.

MIASF’s federal lobbyist contacted the new Customs and Border Protection representative in Washington D.C. when crew members reported encountering visa issues in St. Thomas. A quick call to CBP counterparts in St. Thomas quickly rectified the situation.

The U.S.C.G. has reported that several vessels have not been compliant with the 96-hour notice of arrival regulation and it will begin stricter enforcement starting immediately.