>2010 Chief of Inspection & Marine Inspection Training Officer Meeting

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The Chief of Inspection (CID) Meeting was held in Lansdowne, VA at the National Conference Center from 01-04 November 2010. A representative from CGD5 (Dpi) was among the 130 Chief of Inspection (CID) and Marine Inspection Training Officer (MITO) participants who attended the Prevention Program’s CID Meeting. A number of Sector, MSD and MSU were represented as well as Headquarters, Area and District Prevention personnel.

The Chief of Inspection (CID) Meeting was held in Lansdowne, VA at the National Conference Center from 01-04 November 2010. A representative from CGD5 (Dpi) was among the 130 Chief of Inspection (CID) and Marine Inspection Training Officer (MITO) participants who attended the Prevention Program’s CID Meeting. A number of Sector, MSD and MSU were represented as well as Headquarters, Area and District Prevention personnel.

The evening prior to the CID Meeting included an informal meeting of attendees, where
CDR Jennifer Williams (CG-5432) and CDR Lee Boone (CG-5431) “Primed the Pump” with welcoming remarks, general admin & program overviews.

The first day of the CID Meeting opened up with the presentation by CAPT Eric Christensen, Chief, Office of Vessel Activity (CG-543), who provided insight to Marine Safety Enhancement/Industry Training and the ramifications of the CG Authorization Bill 2010 to the Marine Safety Program. CDR Dan Norton, Performance Assessment and Standardization (FC-75 DET-1) continued with a discussion on the Mission Management System (MMS), which included definitions, processes and benefits of MMS. CAPT Kiefer, Chief, Office of Port & Facilities (CG-544) and staff provided updates to program initiatives including TWIC readers, shore access for mariners, facility security. Just prior to lunch, LCDR Moon, Office of Maritime/International Law (CG-0941) provided valuable training on the principles of enforcement, types of criminal conduct, motives, and results of environmental crimes. To date, over 140 companies and individuals have been prosecuted; over $300 million in fines issued; and 38 years of jail time assessed. The afternoon session was filled with a presentation from the Office of Foreign and Offshore Vessels Division (CG-5432) staff, which included the topics of User Fees; Inspector/OCMI responsibilities; and Vessel Response Plans. The remainder of the afternoon session was filled with two panel discussions. The first panel consisted of members from ABS, LR, DNV, GL and BV Classification Societies. The second panel consisted of members from the Flag States Liberia, Marshal Islands, and Panama.

The second day of the CID Meeting began with a presentation from the Marine Safety Center Staff, which covered SERT, stability test, NVIC-3-10, MARPOL Annex II / IBC Code, pontoon & catamaran stability, simplified subdivision and plan review. LCDR John Winters, TC Yorktown, discussed initiatives to help strengthen course curriculums to meet the field’s needs/expectations. LCDR Dennis Miller, Office of Shore Forces (FC-741) discussed the Sector Staffing models and cleaning up the PALs while LCDR Norm Witt, Personnel Service Command (CGPSC-OPM-2) presented the topic of OPM Professional Development for junior officers. The afternoon session was dedicated to break-out sessions that included: a) Plan Review Policy; b) AFPV/Cruise Ship; c) Sail Rigging (casualties); d) Parasail/Banana Boat Operations; and e) NVIC 10-82.

On the third and final day of the CID Meeting, Mr. Robert Gauvin and staff provided insight to Civilian Personnel Management, specifically overtime, overseas concerns, OMSEP, and CAMI’s. Later, CAPT Gordon Loebl (CG-546) provided an update of the National Centers of Expertise (NCOEs) and facilitated the NCOE Supervisors Panel (Overview & Discussion). The last presentation was from Mr. Pat Lee, (CG-5431) which covered the Towing Vessel Bridging Program.

If interested, presentations from the 2010 CID Meeting can be accessed through CG Portal, Domestic Vessel Compliance or 2010 CID Meeting Presentations