TITLE

New Mission Brings New Responsibilities

AUTHOR(S)
MALATAK, JOHN
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Boating World;May2011, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Waterway Watch, the expanded homeland security mission of the U.S. Coast Guard that aims to prevent terrorist attacks on infrastructures along the nation's coast and waterways. The program is based on the same principles of the Neighborhood Watch and enlists the efforts of the Coast Guard's Reserve and Auxiliary components, U.S. Power Squadron and local residents , boaters and businesses to augment security. The article outlines the new rules on Safety and Security Zones and offers tips on how to identify suspicious activities.
ACCESSION #
59976909

 

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