10/30/2018: Rear Adm. John Nadeau remarks on the safety, security of the Marine Transportation System

Earlier this month, Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, addressed American Waterways Operators members during AWO’s Fall Convention in Houston. Nadeau discussed the importance of the Marine Transportation System to the U.S. economy and national security and Coast Guard and maritime stakeholder contributions to a safe and secure MTS. Maritime Commons is posting an abbreviated version of his remarks for the benefit of our readers unable to attend. The remarks are not ‘as delivered.’


10/11/2018: Coast Guard announces new Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook

Today in the Coast Guard’s 8th District we announced the Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, which outlines the Commandant’s long term vision to support and grow maritime commerce in the United States. In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau offers a few comments regarding the outlook and its three major lines of effort.


6/26/2018: Former American Waterways Operators chairman earns Public Service Award

Mr. James Farley was presented with a Meritorious Public Service Award, the second highest Coast Guard Public Service Award, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to navigation safety, environmental stewardship and homeland security during his decades-long involvement with the American Waterways Operators.


6/25/2018: Winners of Rear Adm. Bennis recognized for excellence in maritime security

In March, we announced the winners of the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in maritime security. Since April, leaders from around the Coast Guard have presented awards to the five winners. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, made the final presentation this week, and Maritime Commons is sharing additional details about the achievements that earned the five winners this prestigious award.


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 […]