Coast Guard establishes new product line in Portsmouth, Va.

Cmdr. Travis Rasmussen (right), Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) Manager in Portsmouth Virginia, speaks during a ceremony at Base Portsmouth, Sept. 7, 2016. The ceremony officially established the WOPL as a Coast Guard product line. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

Cmdr. Travis Rasmussen, Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) Manager in Portsmouth Virginia, speaks during a ceremony at Base Portsmouth, Sept. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard established a new product line during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Wednesday.

The Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) was officially established during the ceremony where Capt. George G. Bonner, Commander, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, presided.

Cmdr. Travis Rasmussen was officially appointed WOPL Manager and Wayne Danzik was appointed the WOPL Deputy Manager.

The WOPL supports the Aids to Navigation (ATON) and Marine Environmental Response (MER) Coast Guard missions by providing engineering solutions, systems acquisition, configuration management, production and delivery, logistics and maintenance, and technical policy guidance for the Coast Guard-wide inventory of ATON and MER equipment and systems.  This support encompasses the entire lifecycle of ATON and MER equipment and systems, from acquisition through disposal.

“The Waterways Operations Product Line will provide critical engineering and logistics requirements for effective waterways maintenance and environmental response in the consistently expanding Maritime Transportation System,”said Cmdr. Rasmussen.

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