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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]