Coast Guard to Host Great Lakes Small Vessel Security Summit

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard will host the Great Lakes Small Vessel Security Summit, at the I-X Center today.

The objective of the one-day summit is to focus the broad Great Lakes stakeholder community on a range of issues and to launch continuing interactions regarding management of small vessel security risk in the U.S. maritime domain.

The Summit format will consist of plenary addresses by distinguished government leaders including Rear. Adm. John E. Crowley, Jr., Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District; panel discussions by federal, state and local maritime leaders of the Great Lakes; followed by a facilitated small vessel threat workshop by those attending.

The activities are centered on providing a regional forum for small vessel operators, both commercial and recreational, to identify their U.S. maritime domain security issues and concerns specifically in the Great Lakes.

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