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6/5/2017: IOSC Recap #5 – USCG Sector Delaware Bay: Response to rail incidents planning project
Fifth in our IOSC series is recap of a presentation by Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Wirth, titled “USCG Sector Delaware Bay: Response to Rail Incidents Planning Project.” Wirth responded to two train derailments, first in Paulsboro, N.J., and then barely a year later, a second in Philadelphia. Her talk focuses on the importance of working with all stakeholders in the area and how they addressed the challenges resulting from increased rail transport of diluted bitumen (dilbit) and Bakken crude oils through the maritime environment.
6/5/2017: Nor-Shipping 2017 – “Transparency call from U.S. Coast Guard,” Reprint of TradeWinds article
This post provides an article that appeared June 1, 2017, on TradeWindsnews.com, covering comments given by Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, during the DNV GL panel at Norshipping 2017. The panel focused on the 2020 global 0.5 percent sulphur emissions cap, fuel availability, and enforcement.
6/2/2017: Nor-Shipping 2017 – Remarks by Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, “Maritime Cybersecurity: Risks, Resilience and Strategies for Defense in Depth”
In his remarks, Thomas focuses on cyber risk in the maritime shipping environment and the importance of incorporating cyber risk management into operations and maintenance at the earliest stages of ship design and construction.
6/1/2017: The Evolution of Sector Profiles – Recap of recent NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop
In this post, Capt. Ryan Manning, chief of the Office of Port and Facility Compliance, talks about the progress made between the Coast Guard and partner organizations to continue building cybersecurity profiles and the importance of constant stakeholder engagement.