7/28/2015: IMO Polar Code background and update from Arctic symposium

Read a summary of remarks from a Coast Guard Polar Code expert at a recent symposium. Highlights include the Polar Code boundary, standards for ice strengthening, Polar Water Operations Manual, challenges in polar waters and Arctic marine casualties.


7/20/2015: Commandant talks about Coast Guard involvement in Arctic operations

Adm. Paul Zukunft talks about maritime operations in the Arctic, updates on the Coast Guard mission there and the challenges ahead regarding operations in polar waters.


7/13/2015: Port access route study: In the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea

The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the Port Access Route Study in the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea to allow all interested parties to submit comments to the docket for Coast Guard consideration.


3/18/2015: Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea port access route study

The Coast Guard published a withdrawal of a Federal Register notice concerning the port access route study in the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea.


2/25/2015: Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea port access route study

The Coast Guard plans to hold three public meetings to receive comments on a port access route study in the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea.


2/19/2014: Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea port access route study

The Coast Guard is seeking comment on the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea port access route study as a continuation of and expansion of scope to the port access route study the Coast Guard announced in 2010.


12/5/2014: Port access route study in the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea

The Coast Guard requests comments on the continuation of a study for an expansion of scope to the Port Access Route Study and how consolidating vessel traffic into a defined vessel routing system may impact or benefit the region.