Office of Coast Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

October 12, 2016

Hello Coast Survey,

As the new director, I am blown away by the tremendous effort that has gone into the Hurricane Matthew response. Our team has a number of concurrent operations underway and they have been executed without incident. I continue see thank you messages from our partners and stakeholders and wanted to highlight a few of them.

“I wanted to say thank you for all of your support over the past few days. I am very impressed that we were able to turnaround the Port to full operations within a day of Matthew and after speaking with the Pilots understand that you played a large role in that. A sincere thank you Sir.”
     - David German, Senior Harbormaster Canaveral Port Authority in an email to Tim Osborn

“Thanks and great job to the team that worked hard to survey the navigation channel and aids to navigation to insure the safe transit of all vessels. Thank you USCG, NOAA, Canaveral Port Authority, Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Land and Sea Survey, tug companies and our Pilot Boat Captains and Pilots."
     - Port Canaveral Pilots Association

“Survey superheroes”
     - LCDR John Downing, USCG

Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith
Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith