The Captain of the Port: A vital authority in service to our nation

Ports are vital links in global commerce and a driver of businesses. They serve strategic military and energy functions while providing services and dockage for fishing boats and recreational vessels. They are a place of recreation for coastal residents and transportation for local commuters, while boasting fragile marine habitats and environmental resources. Coast Guard captains of the port have a vital role in how ports operate in both steady-state and crisis situations. The responsibilities of a captain of the port include extraordinary authority over vessels, facilities, cargo operations, and the people working on vessels and the waterfront. One new challenge is the increased use of cyber technology in ports and the maritime industry. Whether risks come in the form of accidents, natural disasters, old-school threats, or cutting-edge technology, the ever-present need to quickly and decisively resolve safety, security, and environmental threats to port communities ensures that captain of the port authorities will continue to serve the nation now and well into the future.


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  • Accession Number: 01686102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2018 5:03PM