Ensuring cruise ship safety

The sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, the evacuation of more than 4,000 passengers and the search for survivors has captivated the world for the past week. The accident has raised questions about the safety of cruise ships […]


Shipmate of the Week – LT Patrick Armstrong

Written by Lt. Cmdr. Mark Sawyer, World Maritime University. The nation’s marine transportation system – including its ports, waterways and vessels – handles more than $900 billion in international commerce every year. The Coast Guard remains committed to this global […]


ADM Papp focused on counter-piracy, Arctic at IMO assembly

This is the second of a three-part series focused on Adm. Bob Papp’s travel to the Middle East and Europe to meet with partner organizations and visit Coast Guard personnel. It was written with contributions by Ademide Adedokun. Coast Guard […]


Suspected pirate boat on fire

World Maritime Day: Orchestrating the response to piracy

Today is World Maritime Day 2011, a day in which we recognize the maritime industry’s contribution towards the world’s economy. While there are many challenges and successes to take note of, there is one particular issue generating a worldwide rallying […]


Jeffrey Lantz elected Council Chair of the International Maritime Organization

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 of international […]


What are your plans for World Maritime Day?

World Maritime Day is fast approaching. What are your plans? Every year the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates this event in different ports across the world with the goal of attracting public, private, and government attention to the importance of […]