Coast Guard Yard Under New Command

Monday, June 09, 2008

Captain John Kaplan recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in .  He is the 39th Commanding Officer in the 109-year history of the Yard, the only shipbuilding and ship repair facility of the United States Coast Guard.
Captain Kaplan took charge of the Coast Guard Yard from Captain Stephen Duca who had served as the shipyard’s Commanding Officer, May 2005 - May 2008.  Captain Duca retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 27 years active duty service. Captain Kaplan assumed command of the shipyard from his assignment as Yard Industrial Manager, a position held since 2005.
Captain Kaplan graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering.  Upon commissioning, he reported as a Student Engineer aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) POLAR STAR (WAGB-10).  Follow-on assignments included Coast Guard Headquarters Naval Engineering Boat Branch as Project Engineer for the 47’ MLB prototype and other major boat acquisitions; Engineer Officer, USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717); Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for the Naval Engineering Support Unit Seattle Polar Console Replacement Project involving oversight of the successful installation and testing of the Machinery Control and Monitoring System on both Coast Guard POLAR icebreakers.  Additional assignments included Icebreaker Platform Manager, ; Headquarters Naval Engineering where he served as Project Officer for the USCGC ALEX HALEY conversion performed at the Coast Guard Yard; Commanding Officer, Naval Engineering Support Unit Seattle; Naval Engineering Support Branch Chief (vr) and Assistant Chief, Naval Engineering Division (va), Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific.

Captain Kaplan earned postgraduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of . Captain Kaplan’s personal awards include four Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Arctic and Antarctic Service Medals, and numerous team and unit awards.

Captain Kaplan is an active participant and strong supporter of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) and is currently serving on the and Means Committee.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coast Guard

Sunken WW II Ship Oil Leak Plugged

Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. successfully responds to World War II era motor tanker leaking massive cargo of oil into the Atlantic Ocean's waters. Beaufort,

Pier Damaged at Port Canaveral

Undergoing Repairs While Coast Guard Investigates   The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a weekend incident that caused pier damage and scattered concrete debris in the harbor on Sunday.

DNV GL Publishes Regulatory Roadmap for Floaters in the US

DNV GL announced it has mapped out what is necessary to be in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in U.S. waters.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1195 sec (8 req/sec)