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National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan to the National Strategy for Maritime Security   [open pdf - 485KB]https://www.hsdl...
01/13/2021
Homeland Security Digital Library

National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan to the National Strategy for Maritime Security [open pdf - 485KB]

https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=848704

From the Introduction: "This plan articulates how the United States government can best buy down the potential catastrophic risks to national security and economic prosperity caused by MTS [Maritime Transportation System] operators' increasing reliance on IT [information technology] and OT [operational technology], while still promoting maritime commerce efficiency and reliability. The National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan (Plan) for the National Strategy for Maritime Security (NSMS) integrates cybersecurity into the NSMS's principles of: (1) Freedom of the seas; (2) Facilitation and defense of commerce to ensure the uninterrupted flow of shipping, and (3) Facilitation of the movement of desirable goods and people across our borders, while screening out dangerous people and material."

https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=848704&utm_source=hsdl_cr&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hsdl_cr_2021-01-13

From the Introduction: This plan articulates how the United States government can best buy down the potential catastrophic risks to national security ....

12/30/2020
U.S. Coast Guard

#TrainingTuesday U.S. Coast Guard Canine Explosive Detection Teams (CEDTs) maintain specialized skills to do their part in the #MaritimeHomelandSecurity mission set.
#Checkout our service’s newest #K9. Kelly - a Belgian Malinois - earned her wings flying with veteran K9 Feco and Kyra while conducting vertical delivery training with U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.
Vertical Delivery (VDEL) is the capability to deploy CDETs to vessels offshore via helicopter. This capability sets these K9 teams apart from their Department of Homeland Security counterparts by enabling the Coast Guard teams to quickly and safely interdict

#TrainingTuesday U.S. Coast Guard Canine Explosive Detection Teams (CEDTs) maintain specialized skills to do their part in the #MaritimeHomelandSecurity mission set.

#Checkout our service’s newest #K9. Kelly - a Belgian Malinois - earned her wings flying with veteran K9 Feco and Kyra while conducting vertical delivery training with U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

Vertical Delivery (VDEL) is the capability to deploy CDETs to vessels offshore via helicopter. This capability sets these K9 teams apart from their Department of Homeland Security counterparts by enabling the Coast Guard teams to quickly and safely interdict vessels at sea.

Kelly, Kyra, and their handlers are assigned to USCG MSST LA/LB 91103. Feco and his handler are assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105.

🎥 by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi - U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
#DogsoftheCoastGuard #DrugEnforcement

12/29/2020
U.S. Coast Guard

#TravelTuesday The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) conduct small boat operations south of Florida during a multi-month deployment to the South Atlantic, countering illegal, unregulated, and unreported (#IUU) fishing while strengthening #maritime relationships, #sovereignty, and #security throughout the region. The brand new Legend-class national security cutter, one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s flagships, will provide a presence and support #nationalsecurity objectives throughout the Atlantic. This patrol is the cutter’s initial shakedown cruise following its delivery in November.

#TravelTuesday The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) conduct small boat operations south of Florida during a multi-month deployment to the South Atlantic, countering illegal, unregulated, and unreported (#IUU) fishing while strengthening #maritime relationships, #sovereignty, and #security throughout the region. The brand new Legend-class national security cutter, one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s flagships, will provide a presence and support #nationalsecurity objectives throughout the Atlantic. This patrol is the cutter’s initial shakedown cruise following its delivery in November.

📹U.S. Coast Guard video by Ensign John Cardinal

12/28/2020
U.S. Coast Guard

In this documentary series, we spoke with Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Dechmerowski, an avionics electrical technician. Dechmerowski is the first female gunner of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron and shares what that role entailed.
HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations primarily used "go-fast" boats, high-speed smuggling vessels capable of traveling over twice the speed of Coast Guard cutters. The Coast Guard needed a way to counter the threat.
In late 1998, six Coast Guard pilots and four enlisted aircrew members developed tactics and procedures to utilize armed helicopters operating aboard Coast Guard cutters to answer the call.
HITRON helicopters operate in known smuggling vectors and rely on expertly trained aircrews and precision marksmen to disable go-fast drug smuggling vessels in the event suspects refuse to comply with verbal and visual warnings for law enforcement boardings under international maritime law. This series focuses on the founding members, pioneers, and stakeholders who have played an essential part in HITRON's history.
#HITRON10 #HITRONFirsts

In this documentary series, we spoke with Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Dechmerowski, an avionics electrical technician. Dechmerowski is the first female gunner of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron and shares what that role entailed.

HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations primarily used "go-fast" boats, high-speed smuggling vessels capable of traveling over twice the speed of Coast Guard cutters. The Coast Guard needed a way to counter the threat.

In late 1998, six Coast Guard pilots and four enlisted aircrew members developed tactics and procedures to utilize armed helicopters operating aboard Coast Guard cutters to answer the call.

HITRON helicopters operate in known smuggling vectors and rely on expertly trained aircrews and precision marksmen to disable go-fast drug smuggling vessels in the event suspects refuse to comply with verbal and visual warnings for law enforcement boardings under international maritime law. This series focuses on the founding members, pioneers, and stakeholders who have played an essential part in HITRON's history.

#HITRON10 #HITRONFirsts

#MotivationMonday Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas McAdams poses for a portrait photo in Newport, Oregon, Dec. ...
12/28/2020

#MotivationMonday Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas McAdams poses for a portrait photo in Newport, Oregon, Dec. 9, 2020. McAdams, participated in more than 5,000 rescues and was credited with saving more than 100 lives. #LifeboatSailors #Honor #Respect #DevotiontoDuty
📷U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee and U.S. Coast Guard History

#MotivationMonday Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas McAdams poses for a portrait photo in Newport, Oregon, Dec. 9, 2020. McAdams, participated in more than 5,000 rescues and was credited with saving more than 100 lives. #LifeboatSailors #Honor #Respect #DevotiontoDuty

📷U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee and U.S. Coast Guard History

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter OAK - WLB 211
12/19/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter OAK - WLB 211

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! Every year Friends of Flying Santa help spread Holiday Cheer by bringing gifts for children of military families. Families get to watch a helicopter land at different locations around Rhode Island. We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season!

#MaineResponder #SeaDutyAttractiveness #ReadyRelevantResponsive #WhyIServe #StrongerTogether

U.S. Coast Guard
12/16/2020

U.S. Coast Guard

12/16/2020
U.S. Coast Guard

Mackinaw WLBB 30 loads the cutter with approximately🎄1,200 Christmas Trees 🎄to be delivered to families in the Chicago area. This continues the tradition of the #ChristmasTreeShip. The original Christmas Tree Ship the schooner Rouse Simmons was lost on Nov. 23, 1912 off the coast of Wisconsin with a reported 3,000+ trees headed toward the Port of Chicago.

#MondayMoments The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw WLBB 30 loads the cutter with approximately🎄1,200 Christmas Trees 🎄to be delivered to families in the Chicago area. This continues the tradition of the #ChristmasTreeShip. The original Christmas Tree Ship the schooner Rouse Simmons was lost on Nov. 23, 1912 off the coast of Wisconsin with a reported 3,000+ trees headed toward the Port of Chicago.

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12/07/2020
media.defense.gov

U.S. COAST GUARD UNITS IN HAWAII December 7, 1941
Coast Guard vessels in service in Hawaii were the 327-foot cutter Taney, the 190-foot buoy tender Kukui, two 125- foot patrol craft: Reliance and Tiger, two 78-foot patrol boats and several smaller craft. At the time of the attack, Taney was tied up at Pier Six in Honolulu Harbor, Reliance and the unarmed Kukui both lay at Pier Four and Tiger was on patrol along the western shore of Oahu. All were performing the normal duties for a peacetime Sunday.

https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jul/01/2001772263/-1/-1/0/PEARLHARBOR.PDF

USCGC Sea Fox was the last Marine Protector-class coastal patrol USCGC SEA FOX HEADING SOUTH BETWEEN ANDERSON ISLAND AND...
11/29/2020

USCGC Sea Fox was the last Marine Protector-class coastal patrol USCGC SEA FOX HEADING SOUTH BETWEEN ANDERSON ISLAND AND KETRON ISLAND THE OVERCAST MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2020, AROUND 2:10 PM. PICTURES BY ROBERT LYDEN, ANDERSON ISLAND, WA.
USCGC Sea Fox was the last Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat to be built. Her home port is Bangor, Washington.[1][
Unlike most cutters in her class she is owned by the United States Navy, although she is staffed by United States Coast Guard personnel.[2] She and her sister ship, USCGC Sea Devil are employed to protect the Navy's largest submarines, the nuclear-armed Ohio class, while in and near their moorings in Puget Sound.[3] USCGC Sea Dragon and USCGC Sea Dog guard the submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia. These four vessels mount an additional gyro-stabilized remotely controlled machine gun.

https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Rainier-and-South-Puget-Sound-Views-from-Anderson-Island-WA-1423838614539672/photos/pcb.2850314011892118/2850312328558953/

SALUTE TO OUR LIFE SAVERS.  PICTURES BY ROBERT LYDEN - THEY ARE THE LIFE SAVERS WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THIS THANKSGIVING WE...
11/29/2020

SALUTE TO OUR LIFE SAVERS. PICTURES BY ROBERT LYDEN - THEY ARE THE LIFE SAVERS WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THIS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 2020.

This is Why Our United States Coast Guard Is The best -Training. This Training was taking place at Cape Disappointment W...
11/28/2020

This is Why Our United States Coast Guard Is The best -Training. This Training was taking place at Cape Disappointment Wa. State in Long Beach WA. AREA. This is the most Dangerous Area in the USA and our Life Savers Train Constantly to prepare to Save Lives. What Amazing Brave Dedicated Individuals we have that Serve in our Coast Guard. Our Life Savers, and Protector's against Terrorists, Drug and Human Traffickers, and again our Life Savers. Thank You for doing what you do. Pictures by Robert Lyden, DSO, USCG Aux. D-13.

This is Why Our United States Coast Guard Is The best -Training. This Training was taking place at Cape Disappointment Wa. State in Long Beach WA. AREA. This is the most Dangerous Area in the USA and our Life Savers Train Constantly to prepare to Save Lives. What Amazing Brave Dedicated Individuals we have that Serve in our Coast Guard. Our Life Savers, and Protector's against Terrorists, Drug and Human Traffickers, and again our Life Savers. Thank You for doing what you do. Pictures by Robert Lyden, DSO, USCG Aux. D-13.

Volunteering with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
11/26/2020

Volunteering with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

11/23/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River

U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River

Combined footage over the last few days of surf drills here on Sporthaven Beach outside of Chetco River entrance.

#ReadyRelevantResponsive #trainmaintainoperate #alwaysready #SemperParatus #USCG

U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend
U.S. Coast Guard

11/15/2020

THIS MIGHT BE THE SAME TYPE OF TRAINING YOU MIGHT SEE THIS COMING MONDAY IN STEILACOOM ON OUR FERRIES. PICTURES BY ROBERT LYDEN. 11/15/2020.

THIS MIGHT BE THE SAME TYPE OF TRAINING YOU MIGHT SEE THIS COMING MONDAY IN STEILACOOM ON OUR FERRIES. PICTURES BY ROBER...
11/15/2020

THIS MIGHT BE THE SAME TYPE OF TRAINING YOU MIGHT SEE THIS COMING MONDAY IN STEILACOOM ON OUR FERRIES. PICTURES BY ROBERT LYDEN. 11/15/2020.
America's Waterway Watch added 17 new photos to the album:

Ferry Security Exercise.
March 7, 2016 ·

A look back:
MARITIME SECURITY
Ferry Security Measures Have Been Implemented, but Evaluating Existing Studies Could Further Enhance Security.

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11207.pdf

Ferry Security Training Exercise involving USCG, US Customs and Border Patrol, and Local Police Department Personnel, and Vessels. Exercise held in Steilacoom WA. Pictures by Robert Lyden.

https://www.facebook.com/AWW2.0/photos/a.10153600414312669/10153600414712669

11/11/2020

Veterans Day | 5 Things You Don't Know About.

Pride, courage, honor « Coast Guard COAST GUARD COMPASS.Posted by LT Stephanie Young, Monday, November 11, 2013Angel Swa...
11/11/2020
Pride, courage, honor « Coast Guard COAST GUARD COMPASS

Pride, courage, honor « Coast Guard COAST GUARD COMPASS.

Posted by LT Stephanie Young, Monday, November 11, 2013
Angel Swain is a Coast Guard spouse who comes from a long line of family members who have served; from parents and grandparents to children and grandchildren. In honor of Veterans Day, we asked her to share her thoughts on service and what Veterans Day means to her.

https://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2013/11/pride-courage-honor/?fbclid=IwAR1YA2M6qbK-hxcCidRwZxy7SpvkKlbO0BVkX0fO5OUi7BbxPZgc9i_L-50

Angel Swain is a Coast Guard spouse who comes from a long line of family members who have served; from parents and grandparents to children and grandchildren. In honor of Veterans Day, we asked her to share her thoughts on service and what Veterans Day means to her.

U.S. Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School
11/06/2020

U.S. Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School

Today was an awesome day for heavy weather tows! Conditions consisted of 10-12’ occasional 14-16’. Sometimes the boat completely disappeared behind the swell as it was being towed in. The drogue was used on the last round to ensure students had the opportunity to deploy it and see the importance of it towing in across the bar. Great job to everyone involved!

Admiral Charles Ray
11/05/2020

Admiral Charles Ray

The painful loss of LTJG Morgan Garrett has been felt throughout the Coast Guard. Today, it was my honor to preside over her memorial service at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. She was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade Garrett and awarded a Coast Guard Commendation Medal for her service to this country. Rest in peace LTJG Garrett.

10/08/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

Do you have ditch kit on your boat? In today's Safe Boating Campaign video our boaters show the Coast Guard boarding team that they are prepared for a worst case scenario by having on board:

-a fire extinguisher
-a ditch kit with safety, survival, and signaling equipment
-a VHF digital selective calling radio, properly configured

Are there any other pieces of safety gear that you like to carry? Join the conversation at the U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Safe Boating group and let us know!

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