Coast Guard Establishes COE in Miami

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Coast Guard established its first Cruise Ship Center of Expertise (COE) in Miami Sept. 30. This is the first in a series of Centers of Expertise that will be located throughout the country. Each Center of Expertise will focus on a specific segment of the maritime industry. The COE in Miami will focus on the cruise ship industry.
The selection of Miami as a site for this important Center was logical since Miami has long been considered the cruise capital of the world. The cruise ship industry is an important growing industry in the U.S. According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) more than 9 million passengers sailed from U.S. ports in 2006 and the industry directly employs approximately 34,000 U.S. residents paying them a wage income of $1.2 billion.
It is envisioned that the Miami COE will be the focal point for developing and maintaining highly skilled Coast Guard personnel and others in cruise ship operations and examinations. As part of its responsibilities, the COE will administer a six-day course to train Coast Guard cruise ship inspectors on examination requirements of cruise ships for safety, security and environmental protection requirements. This training includes both classroom and shipboard training. The COE is also expected to provide support to other Coast Guard commands across the country and overseas responsible for examining cruise ships and maintain close liaison and outreach with industry and government stakeholders.
The Center of Expertise concept is one of several initiatives included in the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Performance Plan that establishes what the Marine Safety Program intends to achieve during the next five years to keep pace with the maritime industry's growth and needs.

Maritime Reporter September 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Keel Laid for Holland America Line’s New Ship

Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on August 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block

Kiel Port Growth Continues

Cargo and passenger handling rise by 3%. Handling in the Port of Kiel continued to grow in the first half of the year. A total of 3.24 million tons of cargo

Warming Aids Arctic Economies, but Short of 'Cold Rush'

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.1795 sec (6 req/sec)