Presentation on theme: "CG Marine Safety Office Juneau, Alaska Commander John Sifling, USCG Captain of the Port Federal Maritime Security Coordinator Southeast Alaska Briefing."— Presentation transcript:
CG Marine Safety Office Juneau, Alaska Commander John Sifling, USCG Captain of the Port Federal Maritime Security Coordinator Southeast Alaska Briefing to Pacific States Harbormaster Conference 13 April 2006
Small Passenger Vessels Freight Vessels Seaplanes Ports and Terminals Tugs and Barges Recreational Fishing Maritime Community Coast Guard and other agencies Cruise Ships Ferries
Area Maritime Security Committee Established IAW Maritime Transportation Security Act 2002 & Maritime Security Regulations (33CFR103).Established IAW Maritime Transportation Security Act 2002 & Maritime Security Regulations (33CFR103). Purpose:Purpose: 1.Advise/Assist COTP in developing Area Maritime Security Plan. 2.Communication link for changes in MARSEC Level. 3.Share/disseminate appropriately approved security information to port stakeholders. 4.Tap into maritime marine community’s knowledge and leadership in regional security exercises/prevention activities.
AMSC Membership CG COTP/FMSCCG COTP/FMSC AK DHS/ODPAK DHS/ODP AK State TroopersAK State Troopers USDA FS SAICUSDA FS SAIC NOAA OLE SAICNOAA OLE SAIC AK Marine ExchangeAK Marine Exchange CBP Juneau Port DirectorCBP Juneau Port Director Harbor Masters (Ketchikan & Sitka)Harbor Masters (Ketchikan & Sitka) Oil distributorsOil distributors Container shippersContainer shippers Cruise Line AgencyCruise Line Agency FBIFBI US NPS Glacier BayUS NPS Glacier Bay Alaska Marine HighwayAlaska Marine Highway TSATSA Cruise linesCruise lines AK State Fire TrainingAK State Fire Training AK DOT Div of Program DevelopmentAK DOT Div of Program Development AK State Pilot CoordinatorAK State Pilot Coordinator
AREA MARITIME SECURITY COMMITTEE Meets Quarterly. Meets Quarterly. Steering organization for 6 Port Security Committees.Steering organization for 6 Port Security Committees. PORT SECURITY COMMITTEES KetchikanWrangellSitka JuneauHainesSkagway Meet twice annually. Meet twice annually. SECURITY COMMITTEES
Port Security Committees 11,000 Miles of Shoreline Limited Access & Communications Extreme Weather, Ice MTSA Facilities COTP/FMSC Area of Responsibility Canada
80 Regulated Facilities. 24 regulated vessels (home-ported in Southeast, AK). 24 regulated vessels (home-ported in Southeast, AK). More than 30 Large cruise ships/year bring nearly one million passengers!More than 30 Large cruise ships/year bring nearly one million passengers! MTSA ISSUES Southeast Alaska
Large Commercial Passenger Vessels Ferries Small Passenger Vessels Bulk Oil, Hazardous Cargo & Container Transport Facilities Explosive Shipments ACTIVITIES & CRITICAL WATERFRONT OPERATIONS
MITIGATION STRATEGIES & IMPLEMENTATION METHODS Explosives/Bulk Fuel Monitoring MTSA Compliance Exams. Security Zones Vessel Escorts Patrols – Shore and Water Overflights Positive Control Boardings.
AMS Exercise Chemical Response to Anhydrous Ammonia release scenario on AMHS Ferry Decon lineLower deck space entry briefing
AMS Exercise Dive and EOD Operations Photo by Lou McCall Photo by Greg Miessner Photo by Ray Majeski
Nationwide initiative asks community members to report suspicious activities to law enforcement. Nationwide initiative asks community members to report suspicious activities to law enforcement. Target Audiences Target Audiences Recreational boaters Recreational boaters Fisherman Fisherman Marina operators Marina operators Tow Boats Tow Boats
A non-profit maritime organization established to provide the Alaska maritime community information, communications and services to ensure safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible maritime operations. A non-profit maritime organization established to provide the Alaska maritime community information, communications and services to ensure safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible maritime operations. Marine Exchange of Alaska Established Dec 2000 Ed Page Executive Director Marine Exchange of Alaska
Maritime Information Services of North America (MISNA) AlaskaSeattlePortland San Francisco LA/LB New York/New Jersey PhiladelphiaBaltimore Hampton Roads Virginia JacksonvilleTampa New Orleans Houston M I S N A
Automated Secure Vessel Tracking System (ASVTS) A Vessel Tracking System developed by the Marine Exchange of Alaska that utilizes satellite communications and AIS to track the locations of vessels to aid safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible maritime operations.
M/V EVER DAINTY 3/29/03-7/25/03 Ability to determine a vessel’s track history. The latte solution! $3 a day
Transmission of information over VHF radio channels to other vessels and to shore stations to aid maritime safety, security and environmental protection AIS Automatic Identification System M I S N A
West Coast Marine Exchanges’ ASVTS Vessel Tracking Information M I S N A
Combined AIS and Satellite Tracking of Vessel in Alaska Dense position reports are AIS Dots are AIS Sites
Maritime Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection Addressed by Shared Commitment and Resources Marine Community Threats Maritime Safety Maritime Security Environmental Harm Threats Maritime Safety Maritime Security Environmental Harm Federal Agencies State and Local Gov’t M I S N A
ASVTS Information Flow ASVTS Automated Secure Vessel Tracking System Operated by Marine Exchanges (MISNA) Long Range GMDSS Marine Exchange Data Long Range SSAS Short Range AIS Owner Operator Ports, Harbormasters Facilities Agents Tugs Pilots USCG Local Authorities DOD CBP States Info passing authorized by owner and USCG
Harbormaster Issue Expand capabilities of existing vessel tracking systemExpand capabilities of existing vessel tracking system Need the following from HarbormastersNeed the following from Harbormasters -Good roof -Good location (overlooking the water) -Power -Internet Access In exchange, MISNA will pay for and install the AIS equipment and provide the Harbormaster access to the data In exchange, MISNA will pay for and install the AIS equipment and provide the Harbormaster access to the data M I S N A
Harbormaster Issue Harbormasters use AIS data for;Harbormasters use AIS data for; –Coordinating berth assignments –Arranging services –Monitor port traffic –Emergency response –Management of anchorages M I S N A