Hearing on FY11 budget: USCG, MARAD, FMC

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing on the FY 2011 Budget for the Coast Guard, the Maritime Administration, and the Federal Maritime Commission. The Subcommittee noted that budget request for FY 2011 represented a 0.4% decrease for the Coast Guard; a 3% decrease for MARAD; and a 5.8% increase for the FMC. Committee Chair James Oberstar (D - MN) expressed great concern regarding the projected decrease in the Coast Guard’s operational capabilities mandated by the proposed budget and the fact that the budget would provide no monies for either the Assistance to Small Shipyards program or the Title XI Loan Guarantee program. Subcommittee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) noted that the Coast Guard would lose over 1,000 military billets under the proposal. Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, US Coast Guard, testified about how the service will accommodate the reduced funding envisioned in the budget request. Mr. David Matsuda, Acting Administrator, Maritime Administration, testified that the proposed funding level is sufficient to sustain current service levels for the full range of MARAD program operations and activities. Mr. Richard Lidinsky, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission, explained the role of the FMC. Mr. Stephen Caldwell, Government Accountability Office, focused on the Coast Guard budget and testified that the Coast Guard is reducing funds for current assets and missions to increase funds for its top budget priority – long-term recapitalization of vessels and aircraft. This will result in a short-term decline in mission performance. (2/25/10).

(Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Finance

G E Shipping delivers “Jag Aakash” to Buyers

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) delivered the new building Kamsarmax Dry Bulk Carrier “Jag Aakash” (81,600 dwt) to the buyers.  The vessel

New Energy-saving Windshield on MOL MARVEL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has started demonstration tests of a new windshield for containerships, which has the potential to reduce wind resistance,

Taiwan Eyes Budget for New Submarines

Taiwan’s defense ministry seeks financing to expand the country’s submarine fleet, reports Reuters quoting local media reports.   The government has allocated $92.

Government Update

Singapore Becomes Sea-Dispute Settlement Centre

The government of Singapore has become a venue in Asia to settle maritime disputes for proceedings before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

Five Chinese Ships in Bering Sea as Obama Visits Alaska

Five Chinese Navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in an apparent first for China's military that came as U.

White House: No Threat from China Navy Ships in Bering Sea

The Pentagon has not detected any threatening activity from the Chinese navy vessels in the Bering Sea, the White House said on Wednesday.   "Based on their analysis

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.3816 sec (3 req/sec)