Area Maritime Security Committee 2020 Annual Report: Challenges, Suggestions, Accomplishments, and Best Practices [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Document: "AMSCs [Area Maritime Security Committees] were mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 to provide a link for contingency planning, development, review, and updates to the Area Maritime Security Plans (AMSPs), and to enhance communication between port stakeholders and all levels of government. Local AMSC annual reports are an important tool used to compile and share information pertaining on issues such as committee organization, training, challenges, accomplishments, best practices, and recommendations. These efforts ensure the Coast Guard and the maritime communities maintain alignment with national preparedness goals, strategies, reporting requirements. They ultimately serve to improve AMSC effectiveness nationwide. AMSCs continue to be a vital partner in securing the MTS [Marine Transportation System]. [...] This Annual Report highlights the many achievements of the AMSCs across the country and serves as a reminder of all the outstanding work performed in 2020 to secure the MTS in the face of unprecedented challenges."
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