The U.S. Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, towing industries, passenger vessel industries, and other maritime industrial stakeholders met April 23-25, for the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Waterways Conference in Norfolk.
During the conference, participants focused on the agenda of "Streamlining Cooperation, Knowledge and Assets."
The conference allowed multi-agencies, including military, industrial and local governmental, to discuss in an open forum lessons, dangers, problems and solutions to all maritime industry.
Hosted by the Passenger Vessel Association, the event featured speakers from the Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA, and Virginia Department of Transportation.
Among the topics discussed were new commercial fishery regulations, issues on navigation in the mid-Atlantic region, hurricane Irene, future roles of the Coast Guard, marine casualties, and offshore wind farms.
source: USCG 5th District