Marine Transportation System (MTS) Recovery Insert photo of representative impacted MTS infrastructure
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Insert photo of representative
impacted MTS infrastructure
"Our operational capabilities also include developing a national capacity for Marine Transportation System recovery. The nation needs a coordinated, integrated approach to planning for and responding to major disruptions in our marine transportation system, the lifeblood of America's economy.“
ADM Thad Allen, 2007 State of the Coast Guard Address
The plan provides an all-hazard operational framework.
The establishment of an Maritime Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU).
The plan provides procedures for establishing staffing and obtaining port partners (stakeholder) advisory support for the MTSRU.
MTS consists of: Waterways, Waterfront Facilities, Vessels & system users (Pipelines)… Each component is complex and closely linked to another. (Intermodal connections: Railways, Trucking, Vehicles & Airlines)
Transportation Disruption Effects: In response to Hurricane Katrina & Rita the USCG chartered a Maritime Recovery & Restoration Task Force. The task force recommended the incorporation of MTS recovery procedures.
Key Elements for Recovery:
1. Develop a MTS Recovery Plan
2. Establishment of the MTSRU
3. MTSRU be placed in the Planning section in the Unified Command.
4. Develop & Populate of MTS Essential Elements of Information, (EEIs) utilizing CART (Common Assessment Reporting Tool).
Objective: Facilitate MTS Recovery
1. Mitigate impacts on trade & economy (local & nation wide)2. Establish a MTSRU that functions within the Planning Section of ICS3. Id resources, agencies involved, incident effects & courses of action for recovery of the public maritime infrastructure such as:ATON Federal Channels Communications
4. Prioritize MTS Recovery Operations
5. Identify & Prioritize cargo streams to aid (CI / KR)
6. Coordinate Salvage & Marine Debris Removal
7. Develop, Prepare, Maintain & Track (Status) of EEIs
8. Facilitate the return of the MTS to “Pre-incident” status
Establish a MTSR Unit:Build a MTSRU “TEAM” of key subject matter Representatives from:1. AMSC2. MAC3. Maritime Exchange4. Federal, State & Local Governments5. Local Industry Representatives6. ACOE, EPA, 7. USCG personnel: (Waterways & Facilities)
*** Add parties as identified by the MTSRU ***
MTS Recovery Units are now an integral part of the Incident Command System
Organization, developing recommendations through the Planning Section for the Incident Commander, to ensure the rapid resumption of commerce.
MTS Recovery Unit
Incident Occurs!—Response Phase Starts
Establish Resp Org & MTSRU
Course of Action (COA)
Response Phase Over—
Reconstitution Phase Starts
Waterways and Navigation Systems
Aids to Navigation
Deep Draft Channels
Non-Deep Draft Channels
Vessel Salvage/Wreck Removal
Oil Pollution Incidents
Hazardous Materials Incidents
Port Area - Critical Infrastructure
Bulk Liquid Facilities
Containerized Cargo Facilities
Non-Container Cargo Facilities
High Capacity Passenger Vessel
and Ferry Terminals
Common Assessment Reporting Tool (CART)