1/22/2018: Coast Guard remarks on autonomous vessels at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting –

Capt. Benjamin Hawkins, chief of the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, participated in the panel session “Autonomous Vessel Operations and Potential Implications for Safety” during the 97th Annual Transportation Safety Board meeting in Washington, DC, Jan. 7-11, 2018. This post offers a condensed version of his remarks, which focused on the regulatory perspective regarding autonomous vessels, for our readers who were unable to attend.


4/14/2016: Congressional hearing – Written testimony published

The written testimony and video of Rear Adm. Paul Thomas’ Congressional Hearing, focusing on the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Program, was posted today.


2/25/2016: Transportation Research Board releases report on Coast Guard regulations

The Transportation Research Board recently released a report commissioned by the Coast Guard concluding that compliance with Coast Guard regulations is not an impediment to the competitiveness of the U.S. flag registry.


1/12/2016: Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting – Maritime cyber risk management

Read key takeaways from the Coast Guard’s Director of Inspections and Compliance at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Science annual meeting. The annual meeting covered all transportation modes and addressed topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions.


9/5/2014: 2014 HSC and AMSC Conference- presentations posted

The Transportation Research Board published Power Point presentations from the 15th Biennial Harbor Safety Committee and Area Maritime Security Committee Conference.