Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee names new chairperson

Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee names new chairperson
NEW ORLEANS – The 8th Coast Guard District chief of outer continental shelf division has been named the chair of the Area Maritime Security Committee, Sept. 11. As the chair, Capt. David Nichols will act as the liaison between the Coast Guard, other governmental agencies and industry members to develop plans to improve security for rapidly growing offshore industries. “While there are a number...

Port Security Grant to purchase three regional response vessels and vessel tracking system for Columbia River

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) approved a $2.7 million Port Security Grant Program project to purchase three “Regional Response Vessels” with firefighting capability for the lower Columbia River, Tuesday, March 27. The acquisition of these vessels is the culmination of a two-year project to identify marine firefighting...

Coast Guard to recognize Juneau Area Maritime Security Committee member

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau is scheduled to recognize a key member of the Area Maritime Security Committee Wednesday for exemplary service in coordinating key exercises to ensure the readiness of governmental and industry counterparts since 2004. Mr. Andrew Greene of Cruise Line Agency Alaska serves as the chairman of the committee overseeing the readiness of agency responses and...