Coast Guard admiral to testify on actions to prevent piracy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship is scheduled to testify during a Senate Surface Transportation & Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee hearing on piracy on the high seas today at 3 p.m., at 253 Senate Russell Building, here.

Adm. Brian Salerno discusses maritime security and piracy

WASHINGTON — One of the Coast Guard’s core responsibilities is maritime safety. This is closely aligned with another core responsibility: maritime security. Ships and mariners cannot be safe if they are not also secure. Nothing illustrates this interwoven nature of safety and security better than the recent events off Somalia involving the Maersk Alabama and Liberty Sun. Each of these U.S. flag...