From the Bridge Wing 11-1-2013

From the Bridge Wing 11-1-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1843 – Secretary of Treasury Spencer issued new “Rules and Regulations for the governing of the Revenue Cutter Service” that centralized control of personnel, promotion and discipline issues under the Revenue Marine Bureau, but left direct superintendence and direction of the individual cutters with the local Collectors of Customs. 1848 – The Revenue...

Coast Guard Statement Regarding Barge BAL0010

Coast Guard Statement Regarding Barge BAL0010
Editors Note: Barge BAL0010 has been referred to by many as the “Google Barge”. The Coast Guard has issued the following statement in regards to the barge. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard regulates commercial maritime commerce and ensures compliance with applicable safety, security, and environmental protection requirements. In this capacity, the Coast Guard conducts hundreds...