6/15/2018: 2017 Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year announced

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.


6/8/2018: Marine Transportation System cyber awareness webinar – recording available online

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.


6/7/2018: Summary of National Alternative Security Program sponsoring organizations workshop

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.


7/11/2016: 2015 Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year award winner

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.


1/28/2016: Maritime Awareness Security Terrorism Training Seminar – Coast Guard remarks

Read condensed remarks on cybersecurity from the Coast Guard’s keynote speaker at the Maritime Awareness Security Terrorism Training Seminar.


12/21/2015: Maritime awareness security terrorism training cybersecurity symposium

The 2016 Maritime Awareness Security Terrorism Training Cybersecurity Symposium is being hosted in Texas. Read the post for information on registration details.


6/24/2015: Developing maritime threats

Read recent Coast Guard remarks from a Area Maritime Security Committee meeting on developing issues and threats in the maritime domain to include waterway changes, impacts of the Energy Renaissance and the commodities market, transnational terrorists and biological incidents.


6/15/2015: Coast Guard Commandant on Cyber in the maritime domain

Read a summary of the Coast Guard Commandant’s remarks from last week’s Area Maritime Security Committee meeting on cyber in the maritime domain and the soon-to-be-released Coast Guard Cyber Strategy which will be released tomorrow.


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