Final Agenda for Marad’s Sexual Assault Summit Unveiled

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 23, 2016

U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul 'Chip' Jaenichen (image: Marad)

U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul 'Chip' Jaenichen (image: Marad)

The Maritime Administration’s ‘Call to Action’ will address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Maritime Industry.

Obtained this morning from reliable industry sources, the final agenda for what promises to a lively and possibly contentious meeting set up by the U.S. Maritime Administration and its U.S. Merchant Marine Academy leaders for industry stakeholders has been released. U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen will kick off the meeting with opening remarks, after which a presentation that will outline the ‘size and scope’ of the problem will be given.

A wide range of industry stakeholders are expected to be in attendance in Washington, DC on Friday. These include shipowners, government officials, maritime academy representatives, MERPAC personnel and many others. The agenda includes 10 discussion groups and a plenary wrap-up session intended to cull ‘group suggestions and next steps.’

The Final Agenda:

  • 0800: Check-in table opens
  • 0900: Deputy Administrator Remarks - Opens the Call to Action & introduces the MA
  • 0910: Maritime Administrator’s Address: The Honorable Paul N. Jaenichen
  • 0930: Presentation + Q&A: Size and Scope of SA/SH – DOD Perspective:

MG Camille Nichols, Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

  • 1000: Presentation + Q&A: Best Practices & Implementable Actions

VADM Stosz, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support U.S. Coast Guard 

  • 1030:  Presentation + Q&A: Problems & Solutions –Addressing the SA/SH Issues    

CAPT Marks, Fleet Forces Command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Officer, Military Sealift Command (PowerPoint Presentation)


  • 1100: Presentation + Q&A: Labor’s Perspective Addressing SA/SH

Christian Spain, VP Government Relations, American Maritime Officers
Captain Kathleen Friel, American Maritime Officers

  • 1130: Presentation + Q&A: Industry’s Perspective Addressing SA/SH

Michael G. Roberts, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Crowley Maritime

  • 1200: Breakout Session & Lunch

Discussion Group - Table 1 TBD - guest will be assigned to each table
Discussion Group - Table 2
Discussion Group - Table 3:
Discussion Group - Table 4:
Discussion Group - Table 5:   
Discussion Group - Table 6:   
Discussion Group - Table 7:               
Discussion Group - Table 8:   
Discussion Group - Table 9:   
Discussion Group - Table 10:   

  • 1400: Plenary session to discuss what each group suggests, and next steps
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