US Coast Guard lacks systematic process to improve surge operations, GAO reports

by Michael Fabey

The US Coast Guard (USCG) needs to develop a better system to improve the way it conducts surge operations, according to 21 September report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

“The coastguard must often rely on surge operations to reduce the impacts of catastrophic events, such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017,” the GAO said in its report ‘Coast Guard: A More Systematic Process to Resolve Recommended Actions Could Enhance Future Surge Operations'.

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