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 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.