McAllister Yard, NYC.

McAllister Yard, NYC.
McAllister Yard, NYC. Courtesy, Capt. Paul Brown

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Excellent Coast Guard newsletter for port security stakeholders

In October 2012 the Coast Guard Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) began publishing an excellent newsletter, Waves on the Waterfront. These newsletters can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg544/Waves%20on%20the%20Waterfront.asp. They are published on a quarterly basis and each newsletter is full of information that can be extremely useful to a working FSO. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have worked with CAPT Andrew Tucci (commanding officer of CG-FAC ) when he was in Sector Ohio Valley will remember what a premium he placed on communication.

Waves on the Waterfront is designed to provide port security stakeholders with useful information on the national and international policies that guide our activities. CG-FAC uses this publication to highlight success stories, best practices, and achievements from the field. They welcome contributions, photos, articles, and ideas. Contact information for the CG-FAC team is included in each newsletter.  I don’t often say this about government publications, but each of these short, well-written newsletters is worth reading from beginning to end.