>Coast Guard Announces Opening of Two National Centers of Expertise

>Adm. Thad Allen will announce the opening of the Investigation National Center of Expertise in New Orleans and the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise in Morgan City, La., at the International WorkBoat Show today. The National Centers of Expertise are positioned throughout the nation in areas where industry will best benefit due to concentrated maritime activity.

Both Centers are envisioned to capture the best practices of investigations and Marine Safety and incorporate them into advanced training opportunities throughout the Coast Guard. These Centers are an excellent venue for the maritime industry to engage the Coast Guard with questions regarding the marine casualty investigation process, drug and alcohol testing requirements, technical knowledge and Marine Safety. Read more.