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Rosecrans To Serve As Commanding Officer At USCG Marine Safety Center

On July 31, 1995, Captain Michael M. Rosecrans, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), relieved Captain Thomas H. Walsh as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center (MSC) in Washington, D.C., after 23 years of service. Capt. Rosecrans' most recent tour was as executive officer of the Marine Safety Office in Norfolk, Va.

The MSC's primary mission is to provide technical support services in the review and approval of plans for the design, construction, alteration and repair of commercial vessels subject to U.S. and international inspection laws and regulations. The center is responsible for coordinating its efforts with field inspection offices, and works with other partners in safety, namely the American Bureau of Shipping and other classification societies. The MSC has a salvage team that is available around the clock to provide quick analyses of vessel structures and stability during a casualty such as a grounding or collision.

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