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Rear Admiral Arguin Discusses Coast Guard Priorities at CMA 2024

March 15, 2024

Rear Adm. Wayne Arguin, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, addressed maritime industry stakeholders at the 2024 Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Conference in Stamford, Connecticut, March 12, 2024, highlighting the Coast Guard's strategic priorities and their impact on the maritime domain.

During these discussions, Arguin articulated the Coast Guard's dedication to fostering a safer and more secure maritime environment.

"We are committed to strictly enforcing policies against sexual misconduct, advancing our cybersecurity infrastructure, and implementing effective maritime regulations,” said Arguin. “These efforts are crucial for developing a maritime sector that's resilient, forward-looking, and adaptable to the challenges of a changing world."

Arguin's speech at the CMA Conference underscores the Coast Guard's commitment to pivotal issues like combating sexual misconduct in the merchant mariner community, enhancing cybersecurity, and ensuring effective regulation within the maritime industry. These priorities are crucial for the ongoing development and safety of the maritime domain, inviting stakeholders to better understand their significance and role in supporting these objectives.

As the Coast Guard continues to champion these priorities, we invite the maritime community to engage, adapt, and contribute to our shared vision of a safer, more secure, and sustainable maritime future. We encourage industry professionals, policymakers, and maritime enthusiasts to join us in these important conversations and to be part of the ongoing initiatives that shape the future of our industry.

The Connecticut Maritime Association Conference is an annual event that gathers maritime industry professionals worldwide. It features discussions, networking opportunities, and industry showcases, providing a platform for idea exchange, trend exploration, and addressing maritime sector challenges. The CMA Conference is instrumental in influencing maritime commerce and policy, attracting industry leaders, policymakers, and maritime professionals.

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