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January 25, 2023

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PSGP Insider Tips Webinar — Airs Next Week!
The long awaited NMLEA hosted a webinar featuring some key speakers who will provide some "Insider tips" on the upcoming 2023 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), will air next week. Just go the NMLEA's Webinar and Podcast page to see it. Watch (or listen) as the panel discusses how to prepare for the upcoming Port Security Grant Program, so key tips on what to do (and what not to do) and how Maritime Security can be elevated through the Maritime Security Accreditation and Digitization Program - while being funded through the PSGP. Speakers will include Rob LeClair, Vice President of Moran's Office of Maritime and Port Security (serving America's ports for over 75 years) and Mark Dubina, Director of Security Operations from Port Tampa (the first port in the country to become Accredited in the MARSEC ADaPt Program), to name a few. Learn More

See you next week at the Maritime Security East Conference!
Join us and your colleagues and counterparts from Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Ports, State/Local Police, U.S./Foreign Governments and Private Industry at the most comprehensive program dedicated to maritime security, the Maritime Security East Conference, January 30th to February 1, 2023 in West Palm Beach Florida. "We've been involved in the program since its inception a decade ago", said NMLEA Executive Director Mark DuPont. He continued with, "We support this program because is designed to not only provide participants with critical knowledge relative to maritime and port security, but to also provide a platform for them to share their knowledge, ideas and challenges with their peers and leaders in maritime security and law enforcement."

The agenda will consist of a series of speakers and panel sessions which will run alongside 5 impactful work groups. These work group sessions will allow all participants to discuss the topics that matter most to them and to provide ideas and feedback either attributed or anonymously to leadership and their peers. The findings from these work groups will be shared with the entire audience in the second half of the last conference day. NMLEA Executive Director will lead some of those sessions and discussion, including one with port operators and authorities titled "Maritime Security Accreditation and Digitization – What place does it have?" To find out more, go to

Listen in …
The NMLEA's Executive Director, Mark DuPont, joins a distinguished panel in discussing Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management in this LSU NCBRT/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education podcast. You can listen in by clicking here.


Coast Guard, partners tracking Russian vessel off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands
Maui Now
In recent weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard has continued to monitor a Russian vessel, believed to be an intelligence gathering ship, off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. The Coast Guard continues to coordinate with Department of Defense partners, providing updates to foreign vessel movements and activities and to appropriately meet presence with presence to encourage international maritime norms. Read More

Alaska Air National Guard trains with Coast Guard
The Air National Guard
Undulating waves pitched the 2,000-ton U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress like a bath toy, which was nothing unusual for the vessel while operating in Pacific waters off Alaska. What was out of place was the 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter hovering overhead.  Read More

Coast Guard: Illegal fishing has surpassed piracy as a global threat
Illegal fishing has surpassed piracy as a Coast Guard global concern in the maritime domain, the service's top officer overseeing response policy said recently. Read More

USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905) completes multinational maritime security patrol, arrives in Dakar, Senegal
U.S. Navy Office of Information
The Famous-class medium endurance USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905) arrived in Dakar, Senegal for a scheduled port visit following a multinational maritime security patrol. Read More

Glosten to design SF Bar Pilots' boats for strict environmental regs
The Maritime Executive
San Francisco Bar Pilots retained naval architecture and marine engineering firm Glosten to design new station boats that will meet the strict new California Air Resources Board emission requirements. The three new boats planned from this partnership are slated to make the San Francisco Bar Pilots the first pilot association in California to acquire vessels that will meet CARB's Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation. Read More

Coast Guard explores commercial satcom market for global connectivity requirements
GovCon Wire
The U.S. Coast Guard has started its market research to identify potential vendors capable of providing commercial satellite communications hardware, software and services to address the branch's connectivity needs across the globe. Read More

Homeland Security Task Force — Southeast surges to enhance migration enforcement
Homeland Security Today
This week, the Coast Guard deployed additional cutters, boats and aircraft, including one of its newest and most capable ships, USCGC James (WMSL 754) with an embarked Commander Task Unit, in support of Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast and Operation Vigilant Sentry. Read More

PCG, US narcotics bureau to enhance ties vs transnational crimes
Manila Bulletin
The Philippine Coast Guard and the United States' Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement have agreed to strengthen their cooperation on maritime law enforcement and bilateral efforts to combat transnational organized crimes. Read More

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