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Marine Safety : General Guidance and FAQs

Working with other Agencies

The Marine Safety program inherently involves working with other agencies and the public. Because of this, the guidance that approval must be obtained prior to participating in an event or providing support to a non-Coast Guard organization does not pertain to the Marine Safety program.

However, the exception to this is if we’re involved in “training” that organization’s members. While there is a fine line between training and educating, one way to look at it would be to ask yourself if the purpose of the education is to enable someone to perform a job function. If the answer is yes, then it would be considered training and approval should be obtained.