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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Captain Keith M. Donohue

Captain Keith M. Donohue

Sector Houston-Galveston
U.S. Coast Guard

Captain Keith M. Donohue is the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, where he serves as Captain of the Port, Officer-in-Charge of Marine Inspection, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, and Federal On-Scene Coordinator. He oversees all maritime safety, security, environmental protection, search and rescue, emergency response, waterways management, regulatory compliance, and contingency planning in the Ports of Houston, Galveston, Texas City, Freeport, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Lake Charles, as well as all navigable waterways in this region out to 200 miles offshore.

Captain Donohue’s assignments have included serving as: a consultant for the United Nations and International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information and Training Center for the Wider Caribbean Region, in Curaçao; an International Port Security Liaison Officer attached to Activities Europe in the Netherlands; the Commanding Officer of the Pacific Strike Team; and an Environmental Specialist in the Operating and Environmental Standards Division of USCG Headquarters. He has worked with U.S. embassies and foreign governments throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to implement the International Ship and Port Security Code; assisted governments of 27 Caribbean and South America countries with ratifying and implementing IMO conventions; and has overseen responses to major oil spills, hazardous material releases, natural disasters and exercises throughout the U.S.A., Southeast Asia, Pacific Oceania, and the Wider Caribbean.