Coast Guard Director of Marine Transportation Mr. Mike Emerson was invited to submit an opinion/educational article for the May 2017 edition of Marine News Magazine. In the article, Emerson provides his views on inland waterway navigation, safety, and regulatory matters. As a courtesy, Maritime Commons is providing a link to the article, in an effort to keep our subscribers informed about Coast Guard issues impacting the maritime industry. Providing the link in no way implies official Coast Guard endorsement of any publication or product.
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