Coast Guard to hold press conference prior to Albany session of Hudson River PAWSA Workshop

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News Release  

Nov. 13, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment New York
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Coast Guard to hold press conference prior to Albany session of Hudson River 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 Wednesday and Thurdsay.

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.

Last week, the Coast Guard hosted the first Hudson River PAWSA workshop session in Poughkeepsie.

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: Holiday Inn Express Albany Downtown, 300 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12207

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Press Conference at 7:30 a.m., media access to the Workshop’s opening remarks 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Press interested RSVP to Lt. Cmdr. Karen Kutkiewicz at 617.429.0314 (mobile) or