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Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association Panel #1: Maritime Safety and Security. October 28, 2010 CDR Stacey Mersel U.S. Coast Guard SECTOR New York. Agenda. Coast Guard Overview Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) - Ice Operations Search and Rescue.

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    mid atlantic coastal ocean observing regional

    Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association

    Panel #1: Maritime Safety and Security

    October 28, 2010

    CDR Stacey Mersel

    U.S. Coast Guard

    SECTOR New York

    agenda

    Agenda

    • Coast Guard Overview
    • Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)
    • - Ice Operations
    • Search and Rescue
    coast guard overview semper paratus always ready

    Coast Guard Overview“SemperParatus” - Always Ready

    • Maritime Safety
    • Mobility
    • Maritime Security
    • Protection of Natural Resources
    • National Defense

    A military, multi-mission, maritime, armed service & federal agency.

    coast guard overview semper paratus always ready 1

    Coast Guard Overview “SemperParatus” - Always Ready

    Sector New YorkOne Stop Shopping* Port Safety* Port Security* Maritime Law Enforcement* Search & Rescue* Boating Safety* Waterways Management* Aids to Navigation* Icebreaking* Environmental Protection* Commercial Vessel Safety * Inspection* Casualty Investigation

    vessel traffic service vts
    Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)
    • The Vessel Traffic Center uses various sensor inputs to make decisions on VTS Measures
      • Communication with mariners
      • Cameras, Radar, Automatic Identification System (AIS)
      • Environmental data from sensors - P.O.R.T.S. webpage
      • National Weather Svc - webpage
    • NOAA P.O.R.T.S data used on a near-real-time basis to make decisions in the Vessel Traffic Center
    • Wind readings for Anchorage Administration measures taken from Robbins Reef
    vessel traffic service
    Vessel Traffic Service
    • Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Measures
      • Used to manage anchorages and other areas of concern during unusual circumstances
      • Allows VTS to maximize commerce under less-than-optimal conditions
    domestic ice operations

    Domestic Ice Operations

    • − December 15 to March 31
    • − 131 Miles of Hudson River
    • from NYC to Troy, NY
    • −6 Icebreaking assets
    • − 868 DOMICE Hours
    • − Auxiliary Air Assets
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    Domestic Ice Operations

    − Shipment of petroleum products

    −Prevent the disruption of commerce

    to numerous facilities along

    the Hudson River

    − Respond to breakout requests

    − For more information on Coast Guard Icebreaking Operations log on to

    the Sector New York Homeport Page :

    http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork

    search and rescue
    Search and Rescue
    • Search and Rescue (SAR)
      • SAR Optimal Planning System (SAROPS)
        • Person in Water
        • Bridge Jumpers
        • Disabled Vessels
      • Current Weather
        • Environmental Data System
          • Tides
          • Currents (no current info for the Hudson River)