Law of the Sea Treaty Remains Top Priority for Coast Guard

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

The new commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District says ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty remains a top Coast Guard priority. Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo took over for Rear Admiral Christopher Colvin Thursday at a change of command ceremony on the pier at Coast Guard Station Juneau.

Ostebo says he’ll continue many initiatives from Colvin’s tenure, including a focus on Arctic issues.

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