Coast Guard announces TWIC reader final rule

Coast Guard announces TWIC reader final rule
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday the publication of the final rule concerning Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) reader requirements. The rule requires owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of TWICs as an access control measure. The final rule also implements recordkeeping requirements...

U.S. Coast Guard, Maldives partner to improve port security

U.S. Coast Guard, Maldives partner to improve port security
Members of a U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team visit the Maldives Transport Authority to observe implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code at three port facilities in the capitol of Male and south in Addu Atoll, Aug. 2, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team completed a bilateral...

Coast Guard, dozens of response agencies to conduct security exercise in Cleveland area Wednesday

Coast Guard, dozens of response agencies to conduct security exercise in Cleveland area Wednesday
CLEVELAND — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and about two dozen other response agencies will come together in Cleveland Wednesday to participate in a full-scale exercise designed to enhance federal, state, and local coordination in conducting preventative radiological nuclear detection in the eastern Great Lakes. Boaters may notice increased law enforcement activity near ports in Cleveland; Lorain,...

Coast Guard K-9 unit screens waterfront ahead of Boston Marathon

Coast Guard K-9 unit screens waterfront ahead of Boston Marathon
Petty Officers Craig Oravitz and Richard Barone patrol Boston’s waterfront with Rruthie a specially trained Coast Guard dog, Sunday, April 17, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — A Coast Guard K-9 unit from Maritime Safety and Security Team New York patrolled Boston’s waterfront Sunday morning as an increased security measure leading up to...

Coast Guard, Brunei Darussalam partner to improve Port Security

Coast Guard, Brunei Darussalam partner to improve Port Security
U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security representatives stand for a picture with representatives of the Ministry of Communications and Brunei Immigrations at the conclusion of port security discussions in Brunei in March. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Activities Far East/Released) SINGAPORE — A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security team completed a bilateral engagement with Brunei officials...

Coast Guard removes Conditions of Entry on vessels arriving from Cuba

Coast Guard removes Conditions of Entry on vessels arriving from Cuba
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced the removal of Conditions of Entry on vessels arriving from Cuba, Thursday. Following a comprehensive assessment, the United States Coast Guard has determined that Cuba meets the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code requirements established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and has effective security measures in their...

Coast Guard stands watch during State of Union address

Coast Guard stands watch during State of Union address
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team members patrol the waters of the Potomac River in support of the State of the Union address . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando As President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday during his State of the Union address, Coast Guardsmen joined state and federal agencies to stand...

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capitol Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday, which will limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational boaters. The security zone will include the Potomac River from the Francis...

Coast Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands, industry responders conduct Area Maritime Security Exercise

Coast Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands, industry responders conduct Area Maritime Security Exercise
Coast Guard along with responders from 21 federal and local agencies and industry organizations conducted an Area Maritime Security Exercise Nov. 5, 2015, in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.  SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard, in cooperation with responders from 21 federal, state, local agencies and industry organizations, conducted an Area Maritime Security Exercise Thursday...