U.S., Russian Federation propose Bering Strait ship traffic routing measures

U.S., Russian Federation propose Bering Strait ship traffic routing measures
WASHINGTON – In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the United States and Russian Federation have proposed a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. To view or download the routes, click here. The nations jointly developed and submitted the proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to establish six two-way routes and six precautionary...

Coast Guard urges proper disposal of Emergency Beacons

Coast Guard urges proper disposal of Emergency Beacons
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds boaters to properly dispose of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons when they are no longer of use. EPIRBs are devices intended to save lives by transmitting a signal to rescuers with the position of troubled boaters. When they are improperly disposed of they can cost the Coast Guard valuable time and taxpayers thousands of dollars in resource costs. The...

Coast Guard releases review of Mexico’s report of investigation on sinking of the passenger vessel Erik

Coast Guard releases review of Mexico’s report of investigation on sinking of the passenger vessel Erik
Washington, DC – The U.S. Coast Guard today released its review of Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation report of investigation of the passenger vessel Erik sinking that claimed eight lives in 2011. On July 3, 2011, Passenger Vessel Erik capsized and sank in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico during rough weather conditions.  The sport fishing tour boat carried...

Indonesia improves port security with Coast Guard assistance

Indonesia improves port security with Coast Guard assistance
INDONESIA – To many, awareness of our national security begins and ends at the airport. Few are aware of the extent of forward deployed military, federal and contracted specialists, as well as international counterparts, laboring towards our security here at home. A significant amount of maritime trade originates in Asia and as such the region’s security posture is directly tied to the national...

U.S. Coast Guard employee is a candidate for IMO Secretary General

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday that a civilian employee of the service is the U.S. candidate for Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization. Jeffrey Lantz, the Coast Guard’s Director for Commercial Regulations and Standards, will be a candidate in the International Maritime Organization’s elections scheduled for the 106th International Maritime Organization...

Coast Guard hosts World Maritime Day event

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to host the 2009 International Maritime Organization World Maritime Day parallel event, Friday at 62 Chelsea Piers, New York, to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.

Port of Long Beach supports World Maritime Day

LONG BEACH, Calif. — In a recently signed letter, Adm. Thad Allen, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, announced that the United States will be the host of the 2009 World Maritime Day Parallel Event scheduled to be held in New York City and other locations around the country on October 16, 2009.

Coast Guard announces new requirement for tank ships carrying oils and oil products aboard tank ships

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday that it has submitted a Federal Register notice to the marine community containing guidance on new International Maritime Organization measures.

Coast Guard announces implementation of Long Range Identification and Tracking System

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that operation of the International Maritime Organization mandated Long Range Identification and Tracking System begins Dec. 31.