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Opening U.S. ports after disaster: An all-hands on deck evolution

Thomas Jefferson

In every one of America’s ports, the Coast Guard has plans in place to protect lives and property from natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. U.S. cities contend with the threat of natural and manmade disasters every year as a major port taken out of commission could devastate local businesses and ripple into the national economy. Despite some ports opening just hours after the storm had passed, there is still work to be done in harder hit areas. Currently, the Coast Guard is focused on getting the ports of New York and New Jersey back to full operations.

The case for the national security cutter

Coast Guard Cutters Bertholf and Waesche steaming together off the coast of southern California. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco. For the past several months, Coast Guard Compass has taken you aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf with reports from the commanding and executive officers on operations in the Bering

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