Tag: world maritime day

Shipmate of the Week – LT Patrick Armstrong

Vice Adm. Brian Salerno, deputy commandant for operations; Dr. Björn Kjerfve, president of World Maritime University; Lt. Patrick Armstrong, the Coast Guard's first graduate from World Maritime University; and Lt. Cmdr. Mark Sawyer at WMU's graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. Mark Sawyer. Written by Lt. Cmdr. Mark Sawyer, World Maritime University. The nation’s

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World Maritime Day: Orchestrating the response to piracy

Suspected pirate boat on fire

Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to USS Gettysburg and Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South detain suspected pirates after responding to a merchant vessel distress signal while operating in the Combined Maritime Forces area of responsibility in the Gulf of Aden. Department of Defense photo by Mass Communication Specialist

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World Maritime Day, Thinking About the Present and Our Future

Ensign Cook is out and about again. This time she isn’t in the “field” with operational Coast Guard units. Rather, she is up in New York City taking in the sites and festivities around the World Maritime Day Parallel Event. She is also live Tweeting @cgcompass. To view more pictures from the event including the

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itCG- Arctic cruise, Sitka shipwreck, airlift rescue, World Maritime Day

It’s not every day that a cruise ship pulls into Nome, AK for a visit. In fact, it’s never happened before until this summer. But it may be a regular occurrence due to climate change and a shrinking ice cap that has made harsh arctic waterways more navigable than ever before. The Coast Guard is looking

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World Maritime Day

The World Maritime Day Parallel Event in New York City is just around the corner… 11 days away to be exact. Ports around the nation will also be holding similar events to recognize this year’s theme, “Climate Change: A Challenge for IMO too! Responding to a Changing Environment.” To find out what ports in your

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World Maritime Day

The United States, in cooperation with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), is hosting the 2009 International Maritime Organization (IMO) World Maritime Day Parallel Event in New York City the weekend of October 16-18, 2009. The goal of World Maritime Day is to attract public, private, and government attention to the many environmental

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