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july 2015 FOGHORN 15 regulatoryReport Profitable Punctual Passage Maximized uptime means your passengers stay on schedule. Cat marine engines come aboard with ratings from 450 to 3400 hp and meet EPA Tier 3 emission standards. Youll get top productivity and fuel efficiency with the support you need to power your success. Visit your local Cat marine dealer or learn more about us at marine.Cat.Com 2013 Caterpillar. All rights reserved. CAT CATERPILLAR buILT foR IT their respective logos ACERT Caterpillar Yellow and the Power Edge trade dress as well as corporate and product identity used herein are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission. 3512C Tier 3C32 ACERT Tier 3C18 ACERT Tier 3 Cat_PVA Ad_Punctual Passage.indd 1 62613 314 PM civilian positions with personnel from maritime academies or the maritime industry. Many of the new civilian positions were quickly filled with marine inspectors retiring from military service. This added to the stability of the inspection workforce but did little to bring fresh industry based insight to the marine safety program. Regardless of source the challenge for the Coast Guard is to turn this talent into regulators with knowledge of volumes of regula- tions policies and skills to interact with the civilian community. For those transitioning from other Coast Guard missions with a pure military or law enforcement culture the challenge may be greater than those without that background. The regulator education starts with a basic marine safety course at the Coast Guard training center in Yorktown VA. The goal is to create a marine inspector with basic quali- fications for inspection of small passenger vessels and barges. These two categories of vessels make up the vast majority of all Coast Guard inspected vessels. After that there is an assignment to a large sector with a mix of vessels and services and the tutelage of a dedicated training officer. Beyond that there is on the job experience and exposure pointing toward demonstrating qualification in specific marine safety program taskings. These marine inspectors achieve additional tasking expertise prior to moving on to another sector or smaller units where the inspected fleet may not be as varied and or each inspector becomes a more important entity in a smaller pool of marine safety program resources. This is the face of the Coast Guard on the waterfront. On the industry side the face of industry is usually the licensed individual who has years of expe- rience most often focused in the passenger vessel industry. Here the sourcing is often people who came to the industry as unlicensed part time employees people from other customer service venues such as res- taurants or entertainment new gen- erations that grew up in the family business hobbyists that turn their passion into a career or those that come from service in other segments of the marine transportation system. The path to a license now a merchant mariner credential could be years of apprenticeship in the business rising from deck hand to broader marine duties under supervision and finally to license examination preparation schools. This path is often defined by the company structure of family