Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, and Director Stewart Lee, ClassNK regional manager for North and Central America, shake hands after signing Memorandum of Agreement for ClassNK to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program and perform specified vessel survey, inspection and certification functions on U.S. flagged vessels on behalf of the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jodie Knox.

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, and Director Stewart Lee, ClassNK regional manager for North and Central America, shake hands after signing Memorandum of Agreement for ClassNK to participate in the Alternate Compliance Program and perform specified vessel survey, inspection and certification functions on U.S. flagged vessels on behalf of the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jodie Knox.

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