Former USCG Commandant Thad Allen Joins HudsonAnalytix

Cynthia Hudson, CEO of HudsonAnalytix, announced today that Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard retired, has joined their operation as a Senior Executive Advisor. Admiral Allen served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard from 2006 to 2010. He will be focusing on risk management for the global maritime transportation sector served by Hudson. Focus areas include regulatory … [Read more...]

VT Halter Marine Wins $745 Million Icebreaker Contract

Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, a contract for the Detail Design and Construction of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC).  The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail design of the PSC class as well as procurement of long lead-time … [Read more...]

US Coast Guard Officer Suspected Of Terror Plot Faces Charges

By Katharine Jackson (Reuters) - A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of amassing a cache of weapons and plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists was ordered held for two weeks on Thursday while federal prosecutors consider charging him with more crimes. Chris Hasson, 49, appeared in a burgundy jumpsuit but did not speak during a brief hearing in federal … [Read more...]

US Coast Guard Academy Enters The Space Race

by Grant Wyman (USCG) There is a new landmark at the Coast Guard Academy and it is helping to launch the Coast Guard into an era of space operations. The satellite communications ground station on the roof of Smith Hall was built by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center to support the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Polar Scout project, which … [Read more...]

A Simple Way To Prevent Fatalities At Sea

The saying goes that today's marine safety regulations where written in the blood of mariners who sailed before us... but is that statement true? Or is the USCG and IMO forgetting important lessons from the past? In today's episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast we explore historical incident investigations and propose a simple idea for preventing future fatalities at … [Read more...]