2017 April

Arctic coast guards sign joint agreement


During a meeting of the Arctic Coast Guard Forum on March 24 coast guard leaders from the eight Arctic nations signed a joint statement adopting shared arrangements for emergency marine response and combined operations in the Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard has announced. The agreement included the doctrine, tactics, procedures and information sharing protocols for Arctic operations. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft signed the agreement of behalf of the United States.