Welcome to Coast Guard Maritime Commons, the Coast Guard Blog for Maritime Professionals!
The United States Coast Guard embraces the use of social media and other two-way, online communication vehicles to increase openness and transparency with our constituents as a military, law enforcement and regulatory organization. Coast Guard Maritime Commons posts are disseminated to provide increased awareness of Coast Guard information released to the public. This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.
Official Coast Guard blogs allows us to ‘listen’ to what you have to say and consider your feedback (and the occasional criticism) on how we do business as part of a larger organizational growth process. This engagement is at the core of why the Coast Guard operates in the social media world.
External Link Disclaimer
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Homeland Security or the United States Coast Guard of the linked web sites, or the information, products, or services contained therein.
Blog posts are not meant as a Coast Guard or Department of Homeland Security endorsement of any named company or any product or service offered by a named company.
Correction and Update Policy
We work very hard at Coast Guard Maritime Commons to ensure the information we provide our readers is completely accurate and conveyed in the proper context to enhance the public’s appreciation for and knowledge of the United States Coast Guard as well as our people, missions and the issues that impact America’s maritime safety, stewardship and security.
Despite this commitment, we will want to update information in a story or acknowledge that we make mistakes from time to time. When we do, we’ll make every effort to correct and/or update them in a timely manner. Changes to things like spelling and punctuation edits will be made ‘behind the scenes’, but factual or contextual errors, to include names, dates, or places and additional information will be flagged with an “UPDATE” to the post.
As a reader of this blog, we encourage you to reach out if you see something you think we got wrong.
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