Coast Guard Presents Awards to Area Maritime Security Committee, FDNY, NYPD

Capt. Michael Day, commander Coast Guard Sector New York, along with Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, commander Coast Guard First District, present senior members of the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) with the AMSC of the Year award at a meeting October 11, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. The AMSC is a cooperative effort between the private sector and federal, tribal, state, and local agencies in addressing a comprehensive maritime security strategy. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

Capt. Michael Day, commander Coast Guard Sector New York, along with Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, commander Coast Guard First District, present senior members of the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) with the AMSC of the Year award at a meeting October 11, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard presented the Ports of New York, New Jersey, and Albany with the Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year Award at a meeting Thursday, in Brooklyn, New York.

Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSC) bring federal, state, local, and tribal government and industry partners together to collaborate on maritime security. AMSC personnel conduct meetings, create partnerships and networks, share information, conduct training, assess vulnerabilities, and mitigate risks in support of the Area Maritime Security Plan.

The meeting in Brooklyn was a gathering of maritime companies in the private sector and law enforcement agencies from the surrounding New York and New Jersey area to discuss what steps are being taken to mitigate current maritime threats.

Awards were also presented to the New York Police Department Aviation, Harbor, and Counterterrorism Units as well as the New York Fire Department Harbor Unit and Jersey City Fire Department for heroic maritime actions within the past year.

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