Gulf of Alaska

Gulf of Alaska
Coast Guard cutter underway

Monday, November 30, 2015

Congressional Research Center outlines the Case for Coast Guard Icebreakers

Backgrounder recently prepared by Congressional Research Service outlining the need for investment in icebreakers in order to meet current and future mission demands. Worth a good read:

Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Australia's Jones Act Debate

Praise from Down Under. Even as we hear complaints in our country about our own Jones Act, with calls to abolish it in favor of cheaper foreign labor, according to this weeks Maritime Executive the Aussies are having a debate of their own with some citing that we do it right.
""Why don’t we treat e treat our national shipping industry like the Americans, for example, with the Jones Act?” asks Summers. The ITF has asked the American administration to provide witnesses to come and talk to the Senate inquiry currently underway in Australia about how they treat seafarers as part of their national security program."