The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee (CIHSC) was established in 2015 based on a recommendation from the Cook Inlet Navigational Risk Assessment and the desire in the maritime community to have a productive forum for marine safety issues specific to Cook Inlet, Alaska.

​The mission of the CIHSC is to enhance marine safety and environmental stewardship through collaboration of the maritime community and other stakeholders. The purpose of the CIHSC is to provide a forum for identifying, assessing, planning, communicating, and implementing operational and environmental practices beyond statutory and regulatory requirements that promote safe, efficient, and environmentally sound maritime operations in the Cook Inlet.