Tom’s Tips About Speaking Up

By Tom Neale, 7/22/2010

1. Look for announcements of problem issues in East Coast Alerts (http://www.boatus.com/cruising/TomNeale/alert.asp).

2. Keep up with governmental issues at the News/Gov’t Affairs tab at the upper left hand menu on the BoatUS.com home page.

3. Following are some addresses for comment regarding east coast bridge issues.
     Mr. Barry Dragon, Chief of Bridge Branch
     Commander 7th Coast Guard District (DPB)
     909 SE 1st Ave, Room 432
     Miami FL 33131
     Tel: (305) 415-6743
     barry.dragon@uscg.mil

     Fifth District Bridge Branch
     Waverly Gregory, Chief, Bridge Branch
     FIFTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT
     431 Crawford Street
     Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
     Tel: (757) 398-6222
     wgregory@lantd5.uscg.mil

     First District Bridge Administrator:
     Mr. Gary Kassof
     Battery Park Building
     1 South Street
     New York, NY 10004
     Tel: (212) 668-7021
     Gary.Kassof@uscg.mil

4. USCG “Captains of the Port” and/or their staff often make decisions that can affect you. You can obtain information as to how to contact these offices at: www.homeport.uscg.mil and click Port Directory.

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