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Marine Safety

 The Coast Guard Auxiliary Marine Safety program is designed to facilitate and encourage Auxiliary support for Coast Guard Sectors in the legacy Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Programs. The program develops, in conjunction with Coast Guard Headquarters program managers and TRACEN Yorktown, Auxiliary specific qualifications in these programs. The Auxiliary qualifications mirror those of the Active Duty – minus any law enforcement or military activities.

All Marine Safety programs open to Auxiliarists are based on the needs of the individual Sector. If a Sector has no need of Auxiliary support in a particular program area, it is not available to Auxiliarists in that area.

There are four Divisions in the Prevention Department devoted to the Marine Safety program:

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
    • Uninspected Tow Vessels
    • Commercial Fishing Vessels

Port and Facility Activities

  • Container Inspections
  • Marine Safety oriented MOM Patrols
  • Regional Exam Center Support
  • Waterways Management

Prevention Outreach

  • America's Waterway Watch
  • Sea Partners
  • Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Resources:
  • Living Marine Mammals Resources:
  • Good Mate Program

Communication and Education

  • Marine Safety Ribbon
  • Marine Safety Insignia Training Program
  • Marine Safety M-Pro Pin
  • Marine Safety Grant Support