Sea Bed Mining

There is some movement on deep sea mining. Like deep sea oil drilling, this is another emerging area where the Coast Guard will be challenged to keep up with the technology, but likely will be expected to. Perhaps this will push the US to ratify the UN Convention on Law of the Sea. I also recommend you take a look at the comments, some of which are very thought provoking.

China also seems to be looking into this. Watch the short video.