Rear Adm. Richard Timme, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, is pleased to announce that the Puget Sound Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) has been recognized as the recipient of the 2019 AMSC of the Year award.
Area Maritime Security Committees 2019 Annual Report – Challenges, Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance is pleased to announce the publication of a consolidated report on the status and work completed in 2019 by Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSCs).
A strong Area Maritime Security Committee requires hard work and long hours by many parties. The patriotism, professionalism, and impact of the Long Island Sound AMSC is a model for others to follow.
In our second installment on cybersecurity and cyber risk management in observance of DHS’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Domestic Ports Division discusses the Area Maritime Security Committee as a valuable resource to combat cyber-related threats.
The award selection panel reviewed the annual reports of the 43 AMSCs and judged based on contributions and achievements in safeguarding the Marine Transportation System.
The exercise gave participants the opportunity to discuss the capabilities, resources, and procedures required to respond to cybersecurity threat scenarios that may occur during operations in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.
4/29/2019: Change 5 to NVIC 09-02, “Guidelines for the Area Maritime Security Committees and Area Maritime Security Plans for U.S. Ports”
The updated NVIC provides guidance to Coast Guard operational commanders, Area Maritime Security Committee members, and the maritime community with the development and maintenance of Area Maritime Security Assessments, Area Maritime Security Plans, and promotes unity of effort among all stakeholders with maritime security interests at the port level.
We continue our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month series with a post from the Domestic Ports Division of the Office of Port and Facility Compliance that discusses the important contributions the 43 Area Maritime Security Committees make at local levels to address cyber threats and vulnerabilities. In this post, we focus on the teamwork and cooperation of the AMSCs in Northern New England, the Sault Region, Hawaii and American Samoa, and Charleston, S.C.
Seventy participants from across the Gulf of Mexico attended Gulf Guardian, including representatives of the offshore maritime industry, oil and gas exploration and production facilities, and related service industries, as well as port authorities from Houston, south Louisiana, and Mobile. More than forty companies with operations in the Gulf of Mexico were represented at the exercise including