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Welcome to the Prevention Web Site


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 As an integral part of Team Coast Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is vital to the support of U.S. Coast Guard missions.

 The Auxiliary's Prevention Directorate is responsible for the planning and administration of Auxiliary programs to support and augment the U.S. Coast Guard's Prevention missions. As such, we assist and augment the Coast Guard's vital role as the nation's guardian agency ensuring the safety and environmental protection of our nation's precious waterway resources. As America's Volunteer Guardians, we are committed to being dedicated, vigilant and ready to engage this mission on behalf of our fellow citizens.

 Go to What's New for important/critical notices

 The Directorate oversees two major Auxiliary programs:

Navigation Systems 

            • ATON Verification
            • PATON Verification
            • Bridge Verification
            • Chart Updating

Marine Safety

Commercial Vessel Activities

Inspected Commercial Vessels

    • Foreign Flagged Vessels
    • Domestic Vessels (i.e. T-Boat, K-Boat, Passenger, Cargo, Tanker)

Uninspected Vessel Activities

    • Uninspected Passenger Vessels (i.e. Fishing Guides, Sailing Schools, Sightseeing Tours)
    • Uninspected Tow Vessels
    • Leadership

      Kim Cole

      Michael Mitchell
      Deputy Director
    • Commercial Fishing Vessels 

Port and Facility Activities

    • Port Facility Inspections 
    • Container Inspections
    • Marine Safety Oriented MOM Patrols

Prevention Outreach 

    • America's Waterway Watch 
    • Sea Partners
    • Good Mate
    • Marine Mammals Resources
    • Aquatic Nuisance Species Resources

Communication and Education

    • MS Training Ribbon & Insignia Qualification Programs
    • Directorate Newsletter - Safety Lines
    • Website Maintenance
    • MS/MEP Educational Programs and Materials
    • MS/MEP Resources



Please Note: Because of the diversity and breadth of the programs overseen by the Prevention Department, and the diversity of those programs which are both Direct Augmentation of Coast Guard Programs and are Auxiliary programs exclusively, this site is a portal to sites dedicated exclusively to specific programs. Currently, they may not link back to this page. Please bookmark this page as those sites may not link back to this portal to return here.


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