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Dennis L. Bryant retired from the US Coast Guard with the rank of Captain after 27 years active duty.  He served in the icebreaker NORTHWIND for several years including in 1969 when it escorted the tanker MANHATTAN through the Northwest Passage (this was back in the old days, when there was real ice in the Arctic).  He had various tours as a law specialist, including an assignment as the Coast Guard’s Law of the Sea officer.  He also served a tour in the Office of International Affairs and finished his career supervising the staff charged with implementing the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90).  After leaving the Coast Guard, he was with a major maritime law firm for 13 years.  Now he is an independent consultant.  He also speaks at various fora both domestically and internationally.  In his spare time, he publishes a blog on recent maritime developments and writes maritime-related articles. Some of his published papers are listed in his Bibliography. Dennis also is quoted frequently in Articles appearing in the trade press. He may be reached via telephone at 1-352-692-5493 or via email at dennis.l.bryant@gmail.com.

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    logo11 French Frigate Shoals

    In the December 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "French Frigate Shoals". The article discusses the October 2018 loss of East Island, one of the largest in the French Frigte Shoals atoll, to the wind and waves of Hurricane Walaka. The island is not the first to be washed away by rising sea levels and more intense storms, but its loss was one of the most abrupt. The island had housed a US Coast Guard LORAN station for many years and was then replaced by a Fish and Wildlife Service field station. Personnel at the station were evacuated as a precaution just days before the hurricane reeked its havoc. Consider it a canary in the coal mine, warning of future similar losses.