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Ocean Technology Industry Association Hosts Coast Guard Technology Procurement Event

The International Ocean Science & Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) is working with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on an exclusive opportunity to showcase new technology solutions for future procurement by USCG. On Nov. 28, 2018, IOSTIA will bring a delegation of technology companies to meet one-on-one with acquisitions personnel and flag officers at USCG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The

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New US Coast Guard Commandant Assumes Watch

On Friday, June 1, Admiral Karl Schultz relieved Admiral Paul F. Zukunft as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a military change-of-command ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. At the ceremony, Zukunft also retired from the Coast Guard after 41 years of service to the nation and received the Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal from President Trump.

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USCG is Testing Eco-Friendly Moorings for Navigational Buoys

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) uses navigational buoys to direct water traffic and to protect vulnerable benthic ecosystems such as seagrass communities and coral reefs in U.S. waters. However, most buoys are currently attached to the seafloor by concrete anchors, also called sinkers, and heavy metal chains that can have just as significant an impact on marine life themselves.

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US Coast Guard Makes Progress on Funding Icebreaker Fleet

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released a request for proposal (RFP) with matching funding to acquire a new heavy icebreaker vessel intended to be the first of a six-ship installment and the beginning of a robust U.S. icebreaker fleet. Announcing the proposal at the Mar. 1, 2018 State of the Coast Guard address, Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft said it

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Despite Flooding, Engine Failure U.S. Icebreaker Completes Antarctic Mission

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star completed their mission Tuesday, Feb. 6 in support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) after cutting a resupply channel through 15 miles of Antarctic ice in the Ross Sea and escorting supply vessels to the continent. The Polar Star sailed from Seattle to assist in the annual delivery of operating supplies and fuel for

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