9/19/2018: Withdrawal of Outer Continental Shelf activities proposed rule

The Coast Guard is withdrawing proposed rule entitled “Outer Continental Shelf Activities,” published Dec. 7, 1999, due to the passage of time, advances in technology, and changes in industry practices that have rendered the proposed rule obsolete.


9/17/2018: Congressional hearing alert – “An Examination of Conflicts Over Ocean Resources”

Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Adm. Daniel Abel will testify Sept. 18, 2018, before the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard.


7/23/2018: Congressional hearing alert – “Update on Coast Guard acquisition programs and mission balance and effectiveness”

Vice admirals Daniel Abel and Michael McAllister will testify July 24, 2018, before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee (CG&MT).


6/14/2018: Maritime Commons launches official LinkedIn page

We have launched an official Showcase Page on the Coast Guard’s enterprise LinkedIn account as another opportunity for us to communicate with you, the maritime professional, on the latest Coast Guard issues and topics that affect you.


6/6/2018: Congressional hearing alert – “Maritime Transportation in the Arctic: The U.S. Role”

Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Ray will testify June 7, 2018, before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.


3/12/2018: Congressional hearing alert – Review of FY 2019 budget request

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell will testify March 14 before the Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.


3/6/2018: Congressional hearing alert – Implementation of programs

Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, deputy commandant for operations, policy, and capabilities, will testify March 7 before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Committee on the implementation of Coast Guard programs.


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: Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will deliver the 2018 State of the Coast Guard Address, March 1, 2018, at the National Press Club, beginning at 2 p.m. The address will be available via livestream.


2/1/2018: Summary of Congressional testimony regarding El Faro reports

Rear Admiral John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, testified Jan. 30, 2018, before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, during a hearing titled, “Examination of Reports on the El Faro Marine Casualty.” Testifying alongside Nadeau were the Hon. Earl Weener, board member, National Transportation Safety Board, and Mr. Brian Curtis, with NTSB’s Office of Marine Safety.


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