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Falkland Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 8, 2012

The Falkland Islands consist of two moderately-sized islands and over 700 small islands and rocks in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 290 miles east of the Strait of Magellan. The islands (and its 3,000 permanent residents) are a self-governing British Overseas Territory.

USCG Districts

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 6, 2010

The US Coast Guard adopted the concept of geographic districts when it absorbed the US Lighthouse Service in 1939. Previously, it had no formal segmentation of its chain of command based on geography. Rather, the chain of command was grouped around function.

Red-Headed Stepchild Rant

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on December 24, 2009

Do you ever feel like the red-headed stepchild? After Sean Connaughton resigned last January/February due to the change in administration in Washinton D.C., the position of Administrator for the Maritime Administation (MARAD) was left unfilled for nearly a year.