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.


3/19/2018: Consolidated Cruise Ship Security Regulations Final Rule published

The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to eliminate outdated regulations that imposed unnecessary screening requirements on cruise ships and cruise ship terminals. This final rule replaces these outdated regulations with simpler, consolidated regulations that provide efficient and clear requirements for the screening of baggage, personal items, and persons on a cruise ship. This final rule will enhance the security of cruise ship terminals and allow terminal operators to use effective screening mechanisms with minimal impact to business operations.


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.


11/20/2017: Update on draft NVIC 05-17 – Guidelines for addressing cyber risks at MTSA facilities

Over the coming months, the Coast Guard will evaluate the more than 250 comments received and identify sections of NVIC 05-17 that would benefit from a more detailed explanation to improve clarity. Once the comments have been evaluated and NVIC 05-17 appropriately revised, the final document will be posted to the Federal Register.


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.


9/8/2017: Cyber risk NVIC comment period extended 30 days to October 11

The Coast Guard received requests to extend the comment period by 30 days due to the conditions caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which have prevented some members of the public from submitting comments by the original deadline.


4/20/2016: New Policy Letter – Facility Security Plan, Alternative Security Program, Vessel Security Plan

The Coast Guard published a new policy letter outlining timeline and process for five year Facility Security Plan (FSP), Alternative Security Program (ASP), and Vessel Security Plan (VSP) renewal for use by Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities and the Marine Safety Center (MSC).


1/29/2016: Solicitation for the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for excellence in maritime security

The Coast Guard extended its solicitation period for nominations for the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Awards for excellence in maritime security.


9/11/2015: Solicitation for the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for excellence in maritime security

The Coast Guard is seeking nominations for the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Awards for Excellence in Maritime Security 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 maritime transportation system.


2/6/2015: Collection of Information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Security plans for ports, vessels, facilities, Outer Continental Shelf facilities and other security-related requirements

The Coast Guard seeks comment on security plans for ports, vessels, facilities, Outer Continental Shelf facilities and other security-related requirements.


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