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September 27th, 2018 at 11:59 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 27 September 2018

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House – hearing on USCG modernization;

Senate – bill introduced re LNG exports; and

SM1c Douglas A. Munro, USCG – died 27 September 1942.

September 27, 2018

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House – hearing on USCG modernization

clip_image004 On 26 September, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing regarding Coast Guard modernization and recapitalization. Testimony was received from ADM Karl Schultz, USCG. (9/26/18) [https://transportation.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=402825].

Senate – bill introduced re LNG exports

clip_image006 Senator Barrasso (R-WY) introduced a bill (S. 3495) to provide certainty with respect to the timing of Department of Energy decisions to approve or deny applications to export natural gas, and for other purposes. Official text of the bill is not yet available. (9/25/18).

SM1c Douglas A. Munro, USCG – died 27 September 1942

clip_image008 SM1c Douglas A. Munro, USCG, died on 27 September 1942 during the Battle for Guadalcanal when he maneuvered his landing craft into the line of fire so as to protect a group of evacuating Marines. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is buried at the Laurel Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Cle Elum, Washington, his hometown. The US Coast Guard and the US Marine Corps conduct a joint ceremony there each year in commemoration of his sacrifice. A recently published book, “Guardian of Guadalcanal” by Gary Williams, recounts his life and heroic sacrifice.

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