Sector Puget Sound RolesDuring the stand-up of Arctic Shield 2012, Sector Puget Soundbrought together a wide range of Coast Guard missions andcapabilities operating under one consolidated command. The rangeof Coast Guard missions performed included:•Maritime Safety•Maritime Security•Protection of Natural Resources•Maritime Mobility•Changing Energy Picture
Puget Sound MTSAImplementation• USCG Facility Security Inspection of Ports & Shipyards with AS12support vessels• Regulatory initiative aligned with the International Ship & PortFacility Security Code (ISPS)• Stakeholder Involvement• Bi-national Support
USCG 2012 Arctic VesselInspections• SEATTLE MODU KULLUK: COC Issued by OCMI with MODU National Center of ExpertiseInspector, Sector Puget Sound MI’s & Sector Anchorage MI. NOBLE DISCOVERER: COC Issued by OCMI with MODU National Center of ExpertiseInspector, Sector Puget Sound MI’s & Sector Anchorage MI.• BELLINGHAM ARCTIC CHALLENGER: COI Issued by OCMI on Arctic Containment System (ACS) bargedesigned to support containment/recovery of sub-surface hydrocarbon release or blowout. ThisACS is required to be onsite prior to drilling into hydrocarbons in the Arctic theater.
Waterway SafetyThe Coast Guard is responsible for safety, security and environmentalstewardship in our regions navigable inland and coastal waters. Ourresponsibility extends equally to all waterway users.• The Coast Guard established a 500/100-yd moving safety zone aroundthe KULLUK and the NOBLE DISCOVERER.
Protecting AmericansConstitutional Right to ProtestA top priority for the U.S. Coast Guard is to ensure the safety of allwaterway users including:• Protestors• Responders• Industry• Property• Environment
Future Oil CompaniesAlthough delayed, we anticipate interest from several oilcompanies to drill exploratory wells and expand oil productionin offshore lease areas in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas overthe next several years.• Royal Dutch Shell• Conoco Phillips• British Petroleum• Statoil
U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaking• USCGC HEALY• USCGC POLAR STAROther Arctic nations (e.g., Russia, Norway, and Canada) continueto field robust icebreaking
Coast Guard Arctic OutlookSHORT TERM• Lessons Learned AS12• Build on AS12 Experiences• Continue Robust MarineInspection ProgramLONG TERM• Collaborate Relationships:Industry, Academia, EnvironmentalGroups, Native Tribes, other nations,state, local governments.