Congressional Hearings

5/3/2017: Congressional hearing – Written testimony & video published

Today, the Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, testified before a Congressional Hearing focusing on Coast Guard Maritime Transportation Regulatory Programs. Thomas’ comments and answers focused on the following:


  • Challenges from a dynamic maritime industry
  • Progress on statutory mandates
  • STCW implementation updates
  • Update on implementation of fishing vessel examinations
  • Update on implementation of towing vessel inspections


You can view the written testimony and video on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee website.


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