Tag: Ocean Policy Task Force

Jeffrey Lantz elected Council Chair of the International Maritime Organization

U.S. Delegation to the International Maritime Organization (U.S. Coast Guard photo by LCDR Jo' Cousins, Military Aide) For more than 50 years, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has served as the maritime arm of the United Nations. Charged with developing and maintaining a regulatory framework for global shipping, the IMO has been at the center

Continue reading

itCG – missing boy found, deadly November, Arctic strategy

The Coast Guard Academy boxing team hosts the USMC Boxing Team during an all services exhibition. The exhibition marked the first time since 1948 that a collegiate boxing event was held on campus. (Coast Guard photo.) Click on the image to read more. As reported earlier on Coast Guard Compass, a 3-year-old boy at the

Continue reading

An interview with David Helvarg on a National Ocean Policy

Last week, Admiral Allen testified before Congress on the merits of a National Ocean Policy as a representative of the Obama Administration’s Ocean Policy Task Force. To provide some outside perspective on the issue, Coast Guard Compass brings you an interview with ocean activist and author David Helvarg. Mr. Helvarg, president of Blue Frontier Campaign,

Continue reading

itCG – Fallen Guardians honored, ADM Allen testifies, runaway vessel, medevac rescue

Thousands on Facebook have changed their profile picture to the patch worn by Guardians at Air Station Sacramento in tribute to the crew of Coast Guard C-130 “Rescue 1705”. Click on the image for a hi-resolution version of the patch. Thousands are using the Internet to honor the seven fallen Guardians lost this past weekend.

Continue reading

Admiral Allen to testify on National Ocean Policy

For well over two centuries, the Coast Guard has worked to safeguard our Nation and its citizens, to secure our maritime borders, and to serve as a responsible steward of our oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. – Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard has a centuries-old tradition as America’s

Continue reading