Last month the Charleston, S.C., Area Maritime Security Committee was named the 2017 AMSC of the Year, and Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, presented Committee representatives with the award during a ceremony July 9, 2018. Area Maritime Security Committees provide the framework for communication and collaboration necessary to ensure our nation’s ports remain secure and resilient. The exceptional and diverse accomplishments and unity of efforts across the Charleston AMSC area of responsibility is a model for excellence in public service and governance. In this post, we are sharing additional details about the Committee’s efforts that contributed to the security of the Nation’s critical Marine Transportation System.
The Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee is holding its annual table top security exercise in Galveston, Texas, and is inviting all maritime stakeholders and government agencies operating in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf to participate. The exercise will focus on unique physical security threat identification, assessment, and communications procedures for stakeholders and agencies in the Gulf of Mexico OCS. Attendee registration closes Aug. 1, 2018.
The Coast Guard congratulates the Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee as the recipient of the 2017 AMSC of the Year award. The award is based on outstanding achievements and contributions in safeguarding the Marine Transportation System, including port areas, adjacent waterways, coastal and/or shore areas, waterfront facilities, and other maritime critical infrastructure and key assets.
Throughout the month of May, the Coast Guard’s Office of Port and Facility Compliance, in coordination with ABS Group, provided four opportunities for Area Maritime Security Committee members to participate in “Marine Transportation System Cyber Awareness Training” via webinar. Over 200 AMSC members and port stakeholders participated in the sessions. In consideration of those who were not able to participate, the Coast Guard has made a recording of the training that is now available online.
The semi-annual workshop was hosted at the offices of the American Chemistry Council. Attendees came from as far away as Seattle and New Orleans and represented 11 industry organizations that oversee thousands of MTSA-regulated vessels and over two hundred MTSA-regulated facilities that share common business models. Industries represented include passenger, ferry and gaming vessels, offshore service and towing vessels, chemical and barge fleeting facilities, and grain terminals.
10/5/2017: Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee, Eastern Great Lakes and regional sub-committee vacancies
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security Committee, Eastern Great Lakes, and the four regional sub-committees: Northeast Ohio Region, Northwestern Pennsylvania Region, Western New York Region, and Eastern New York Region submit their applications for membership to the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Buffalo. The Committee assists the FMSC, Buffalo, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility. Requests for membership should reach the FMSC, Buffalo, on November 6, 2017.
12/5/2016: Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee, Eastern Great Lakes, Regional Sub-Committee vacancies
The Coast Guard issued a notice soliciting for membership on the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes, and the four regional sub-committees: Northeast Ohio Region, Northwestern Pennsylvania Region, Western New York Region, and Eastern New York Region.
The Coast Guard congratulates the Hawaii and American Samoa Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) as the recipient of the 2015 AMSC of the Year award.
Read condensed remarks on cybersecurity from the Coast Guard’s keynote speaker at the Maritime Awareness Security Terrorism Training Seminar.