Coast Guard host Marine Industry Day in Juneau Thursday 3/18/10

JUNEAU, Alaska — Personnel at Coast Guard Sector Juneau are hosting a Marine Industry Day Thursday at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to discuss with industry partners about vessel inspection requirements, commercial fishing vessel examinations, uninspected passenger vessel examinations and other maritime topics.  

Industry Day is designed to provide a forum for members of the marine industry to interact and discuss various issues with personnel from the Coast Guard.  The event is open to the general public but is geared especially to commercial vessel operators and waterfront facility representatives. 

“I encourage all our industry partners, especially smaller operators, to attend this event,” said Lt. Cmdr. Vivianne Louie, chief of Prevention at Sector Juneau.  “We really look forward to this event because it will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to establish stronger relationships with our maritime partners through face to face interaction”. 

Morning presentations will include an overview of Sector Juneau organization and functions, as well as an introduction to program managers and subject matter experts.  An open session in the afternoon will give industry members the opportunity to engage in informal discussions on topics mentioned above as well as  variety of topics including marine casualty reporting, Maritime Transportation Security Act regulations and pollution response procedures. 

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