3/13/2018: Winners of Rear Adm. Bennis award for excellence in maritime security announced

This biennial award serves to highlight and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions of the maritime community with regards to implementation of Maritime Transportation Security Act requirements and other maritime security best practices in safeguarding our nation’s Marine Transportation System.


9/19/2017: Nomination period open for Rear Adm. Richard E. Bennis award for excellence in maritime security

The Coast Guard has set Jan. 31, 2018 as the deadline to submit nominations for the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in Maritime Security. This biennial award serves to highlight and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions of the maritime community with regards to implementation of Maritime Transportation Security Act, or MTSA, requirements and other maritime security best practices in safeguarding our nation’s marine transportation system.


6/29/2017: Cargo disruption a reminder that cyber risks are real

Rear Adm. Thomas provides his thoughts on the current incident involving APM facilities and the importance of incorporating cyber risk management into all facets of shipboard operations.


12/14/2016: Marine planning to operate and maintain the Marine Transportation System (MTS), implement national policy

The Coast Guard recently approved Commandant Instruction 16003.2A, Marine Planning to Operate and Maintain the Marine Transportation System (MTS) and Implement National Policy. This instruction promulgates Coast Guard policy, roles and responsibilities in implementing guidance in conjunction with ongoing marine […]