Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp tours the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway, with Rear Admiral Bernt Grimstvedt, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy. The museum includes the Fram, a ship used by Norwegian explorers for Arctic and Antarctic expeditions between 1893 and 1912. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Strengthening maritime governance partnerships in Norway

Strengthening our partnerships is more important than ever before. Our nation is making difficult but necessary decisions to put our fiscal house in order and we may be asked to do less with less, or at least do the same work with different means. But the need for maritime governance continues in order to achieve our shared goals of safe transportation, clean seas, and secure and efficient movement of commerce. Working as partners we will navigate “uncertain and stormy seas” together.