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 […]

itCG – missing boy found, deadly November, Arctic strategy

As reported earlier on Coast Guard Compass, a 3-year-old boy at the center of a custody battle was located on a sailboat with his father some 100-miles off the coast of Florida and is being transported to Fort Myers by […]

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 […]

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

Thousands are using the Internet to honor the seven fallen Guardians lost this past weekend. A Facebook tribute page to the crew of “Rescue 1705” has in excess of 5,650 members. Meanwhile, thousands more have replaced their Facebook profile pictures […]

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 […]