Coast Guard to hold press conference prior to PAWSA Workshop

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News Release  

November 3, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment New York
Office: (212) 514-4291
After Hours: (917) 703-0983

Coast Guard to hold press conference prior to PAWSA Workshop

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard will host a press conference in advance of the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) Workshop scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The PAWSA process is a disciplined approach to identify major waterway safety hazards, estimate risk levels, and evaluate potential mitigation measures. Additional information about a PAWSA and the entire process can be found here at the Coast Guard Navigation Center website.

A group of waterway users and stakeholders will conduct a two-day structured workshop to meet the Workshop objectives and ensure the PAWSA process is a joint effort involving waterway users, stakeholders, and agencies to determine the safety of the waterway.

WHO: Rear Adm. Steven D. Poulin, commander, Coast Guard First District

WHAT: Press conference to discuss the Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop followed by a brief question and answer period. Media are invited to stay for the Workshop’s opening remarks.

WHERE: 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

WHEN: Press Conference at 7:30 a.m., media access to the Workshop’s opening remarks 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

To RSVP for the press conference, please contact Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy at 212.514.4292, 917.703.1850 (mobile) or email at