Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, presented awards to the five winners of the William M. Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence, during a ceremony in New Orleans, March 2, 2018. Maritime Commons announced the winners in a post Feb. 22, 2018, but we are sharing additional details about the achievements that earned them this prestigious award.
3/7/2018: Invitation to participate in Area Contingency Planning survey
The Coast Guard, along with its National Response Team partners, is requesting anyone with preparedness and response experience to complete a national online survey. The survey will be open from March 1st – April 30th, 2018. The time needed to complete the survey should range from 10‐25 minutes.
3/6/2018: Navigation Rules to be included in U.S. Coast Pilot publication
The Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Coast Survey announced that they will incorporate the amalgamated International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea and the Inland Navigation Rules into NOAA’s U.S. Coast Pilot publications.
3/5/2018: Video and transcript of 2018 State of the Coast Guard Address available on line
Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, delivered the State of the Coast Guard Address March 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This was Zukunft’s final State of the Coast Guard Address, as he will retire June 1, following the Commandant’s Change of Command.
2/28/2018: Op/Ed piece by Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy
Rear Adm. John Nadeau was invited to submit an opinion/educational article for the February 2018 edition of Marine News Magazine. In the article, Nadeau provides his views on the Coast Guard’s responsibility to safeguard the Marine Transportation System and enable the uninterrupted flow of maritime commerce.