Coast Guard to hold webinars on Hudson River anchorages on Oct. 18


As part of its Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) concerning the proposal to create new anchorages on the Hudson River, Coast Guard experts will host two informational webinars.

DATE: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
TIME: Two sessions – 10am or 7pm ET
PAWSA Public Information Webinar


Online webinar accessible via PC/MAC browser (with speakers) or mobile device (via the Adobe Connect app).  Visit the Adobe Connect website prior to the session to test your system’s connectivity and verify meeting accessibility.

The risk assessment process is a disciplined approach to identify major waterway safety hazards, estimate risk levels, evaluate potential mitigation measures, and set the stage for implementation of selected measures to reduce risk. The process involves convening a select group of waterway users / stakeholders and conducting a two-day structured workshop to meet these objectives. A sponsor (e.g., Captain of the Port) is required to initiate and manage the workshop. However, the process must be a joint effort involving waterway users, stakeholders, and the agencies / entities responsible for implementing selected risk mitigation measures.

The risk assessment process represents a significant part of joint public-private sector planning for mitigating risk in waterways. When applied consistently and uniformly in a number of waterways, the process is expected to provide a basis for making best value decisions for risk mitigation investments, both on the local and national level.

For more information on the PAWSA program, please use the “Contact Us” form and select “Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) from the pull down menu.

Source: Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment

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