Hannah Reeves inspects the Red Oak Victory Ship at BAE dry dock San Francisco in 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allan Roth.

Excellence in Marine Inspection Award

Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, the assistant commandant for prevention policy, announced the winner of the first annual Excellence in Marine Inspection Award March 10. The award recognizes the incredible and difficult job Coast Guard marine inspectors do every day.


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Announcing the Award for Excellence in Marine Inspection

Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, recently released a message soliciting nominees for the first annual Award for Excellence in Marine Inspection for individual marine inspectors who exemplify the Coast Guard’s core values while demonstrating excellence in and commitment to the marine safety mission.


Lt. Brennan Dougherty, a member from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore's prevention team, checks the water intakes to see if there are any obstructions or if the valves don't work during an inspection Aug. 2, 2013. The Coast Guard inspects passenger vessels operating in United States waterways for safety every one to two years. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin.

New PQS on the way for marine inspectors

New tools are on the way to ensure the tasks and steps a Coast Guard marine inspector or port state control officer will complete during an inspection are properly supported by performance qualification standards , training aids and vessel-specific job […]