Proceedings Of The Marine

FALL 2014

Proceedings magazine is a communication tool for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety & Security Council. Each quarterly magazine focuses on a specific theme of interest to the marine industry.

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32 Proceedings Fall 2014 www.uscg.mil/proceedings result of this preparedness is a series of plans, exercises, and incident response that ensures the U.S. Coast Guard is and always will be ready to ensure maritime commerce safety and security. About the author: Mr. Korson served in the U.S. Coast Guard and reserves for more than 22 years. Now a federal employee, he works on policy and doctrine in the Offce of Contingency Preparedness and Exercises at Coast Guard headquar- ters. He is a graduate of Mary Washington College, the U.S. Naval War College, and Pennsylvania State University. Endnotes: 1. CG Publication 1, Doctrine for the U.S. Coast Guard, p. 5, February 2014. Available at www.uscg.mil/doctrine/CGPub/Pub_1.pdf. 2. Available at www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-A3BDD220-EFAC3500/natolive/news_ 77240.htm?selectedLocale=en. 3. Section 101 of Title 10, U.S. Code states that the U.S. Coast Guard is a member of the United States Armed Forces. Section 379 of the same section of code states that U.S. Coast Guard personnel may be assigned to naval vessels, to carry out law enforcement operations, allowing the U.S. Navy to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in law enforcement operations. Title 14 of the U.S. Code provides the U.S. Coast Guard with the authority to control anchorages and movement of vessels in navi- gable waters of the United States, to ensure safety and security of both vessels and anchorage/port facilities. Finally, Title 46 provides authority to regulate and prevent safety and security incidents occurring on United States or foreign fagged vessels, and additional authority for maritime drug interdiction. Response partners test an exercise plan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Offcer Brandyn Hill.

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