Category: Waterways Policy

7/28/2017: “Connecting Ships, Ports, and People” student art program contest winners

graphic depicting artwork

Each year, the Coast Guard, in partnership with the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Mystic Aquarium and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (OAS-CIP), sponsors a student art program contest with themes that relate to the marine environment. Check out the winners of the contest!

7/19/2017: Coast Guard seeks applicants for the Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee

The Coast Guard will consider applications for 25 positions that expire or become vacant on May 23, 2018. To be eligible, applicants should have experience regarding the transportation, equipment, and techniques that are used to ship cargo and to navigate vessels on the Lower Mississippi River and its connecting navigable waterways, including the Gulf of Mexico.

6/29/2017: Coast Guard to conduct Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment on Hudson River

In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard promulgated an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek comprehensive public input and examine whether there is a need for a proposed rule on new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River to promote safe navigation. After a review of the comments, Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, suspended future rulemaking decisions and directed a formal risk identification and evaluation of the Hudson River, known as a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment. This post provides information on the PAWSA process as well as insight into the Coast Guard’s decision to suspend rule-making activities.