Port and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop Report, Oahu, Hawaii, 24-25 August 2009
COAST GUARD ACADEMY NEW LONDON CT
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The United States Coast Guard, Office of Waterways Management, is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures that facilitate commerce, improve safety and efficiency, and inspire dialogue with port and waterways users that will make waterways as safe, efficient, and commercially viable as possible. To accomplish this objective, the U.S. Coast Guard utilizes the Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment PAWSA process. The long-term goals of the PAWSA process are to 1 Provide input when planning for future Vessel Traffic Management VTM projects, including establishing or expanding existing Vessel Traffic Services VTS, 2 Further the Marine Transportation System MTS goals of improved coordination and cooperation between government and the private sector, and involving stakeholders in decisions affecting them, 3 Foster development and strengthen roles of Harbor Safety Committees HSC within each port, and 4 Support and reinforce the role of Coast Guard Captains of the Port COTP in waterway and vessel traffic management within their assigned geographic areas of responsibility.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Safety Engineering