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1 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH

2 WHY WE CARE Photo © 2001 – Richard A. Clinchy, III – Used with permission

3 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH –Over 12,000,000 registered boats –Likely 20,000,000 additional –Over 70,000,000 boaters –Millions whose livelihood is boating An impressive force of eyes and earsAn impressive force of eyes and ears –Over 12,000,000 registered boats –Likely 20,000,000 additional –Over 70,000,000 boaters –Millions whose livelihood is boating An impressive force of eyes and earsAn impressive force of eyes and ears WHY WE NEED YOU

4 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH COAST GUARD PROGRAMS TODAY Whatever its called its part of Waterway Watch and involves Homeland Security 2 If By Sea 2 If By Sea Coast Watch Boston Coast Watch Boston Community Coastal Community Coastal Watch Watch Community Outreach Community Outreach Eyes on the Water Eyes on the Water HERO – Harbor Emergency HERO – Harbor Emergency Response Operations Response Operations Operation Bay Watch Operation Bay Watch Operation On Guard Operation On Guard Operation Patriot Operation Patriot Readiness Readiness Operation Port Watch Operation Port Watch Operation Walking Operation Walking the Beat the Beat

5 STATE, REGIONAL, FEDERAL AUTHORITIES NRC WATCH YOU 911 Center LOCAL RESPONSE AN EMERGENCY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Exchange information as necessary WHERE YOUR INFORMATION GOES

6 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH Observe and reportObserve and report –NEVER approach someone who may present a risk to you personally You know whats normal and whats notYou know whats normal and whats not –Provide details…description of IndividualsIndividuals Vessel or vesselsVessel or vessels ActivityActivity –Take notes Observe and reportObserve and report –NEVER approach someone who may present a risk to you personally You know whats normal and whats notYou know whats normal and whats not –Provide details…description of IndividualsIndividuals Vessel or vesselsVessel or vessels ActivityActivity –Take notes WHAT TO DO…

7 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH United States Coast GuardUnited States Coast Guard Department of Homeland SecurityDepartment of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard AuxiliaryUnited States Coast Guard Auxiliary All providing information to:All providing information to: –Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement –Federal Bureau of Investigation –United States Department of Justice All dedicated to Homeland Security United States Coast GuardUnited States Coast Guard Department of Homeland SecurityDepartment of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard AuxiliaryUnited States Coast Guard Auxiliary All providing information to:All providing information to: –Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement –Federal Bureau of Investigation –United States Department of Justice All dedicated to Homeland Security COOPERATING AGENCIES

8 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH Anyone loitering near a boat or waterfront facility without apparent reason or purposeAnyone loitering near a boat or waterfront facility without apparent reason or purpose Anyone trying to forcibly access a boat or waterfront facilityAnyone trying to forcibly access a boat or waterfront facility Any suspicious person trying to rent a boat but obviously unfamiliar with boatingAny suspicious person trying to rent a boat but obviously unfamiliar with boating Anyone loitering near a boat or waterfront facility without apparent reason or purposeAnyone loitering near a boat or waterfront facility without apparent reason or purpose Anyone trying to forcibly access a boat or waterfront facilityAnyone trying to forcibly access a boat or waterfront facility Any suspicious person trying to rent a boat but obviously unfamiliar with boatingAny suspicious person trying to rent a boat but obviously unfamiliar with boating WHAT TO WATCH FOR

9 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH Any person who appears to be casing a boat or waterfront facilityAny person who appears to be casing a boat or waterfront facility Anyone photographing, sketching or videotaping waterfront facilities without apparent purposeAnyone photographing, sketching or videotaping waterfront facilities without apparent purpose Anyone who appears too eager to use boating lingoAnyone who appears too eager to use boating lingo Boaters who appear under the control of another partyBoaters who appear under the control of another party Any person who appears to be casing a boat or waterfront facilityAny person who appears to be casing a boat or waterfront facility Anyone photographing, sketching or videotaping waterfront facilities without apparent purposeAnyone photographing, sketching or videotaping waterfront facilities without apparent purpose Anyone who appears too eager to use boating lingoAnyone who appears too eager to use boating lingo Boaters who appear under the control of another partyBoaters who appear under the control of another party WHAT TO WATCH FOR

10 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH Boaters or others on the waterfront who seem to make an obvious effort to avoid contact with othersBoaters or others on the waterfront who seem to make an obvious effort to avoid contact with others Boats with unusual or obviously inappropriate modificationsBoats with unusual or obviously inappropriate modifications Cargo or loads that may be explosives, chemical containers or weaponsCargo or loads that may be explosives, chemical containers or weapons Diving or boating activity near dams, hydroelectric facilities or nuclear plantsDiving or boating activity near dams, hydroelectric facilities or nuclear plants Boaters or others on the waterfront who seem to make an obvious effort to avoid contact with othersBoaters or others on the waterfront who seem to make an obvious effort to avoid contact with others Boats with unusual or obviously inappropriate modificationsBoats with unusual or obviously inappropriate modifications Cargo or loads that may be explosives, chemical containers or weaponsCargo or loads that may be explosives, chemical containers or weapons Diving or boating activity near dams, hydroelectric facilities or nuclear plantsDiving or boating activity near dams, hydroelectric facilities or nuclear plants WHAT TO WATCH FOR

11 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH Any boater dumping liquid or solid materials overboard in reservoirsAny boater dumping liquid or solid materials overboard in reservoirs Any boater dropping unusual objects overboard near naval vessels, critical infrastructure installations, hydro- or nuclear power plants or dams.Any boater dropping unusual objects overboard near naval vessels, critical infrastructure installations, hydro- or nuclear power plants or dams. Any suspicious activity that to you, appears out of the ordinary.Any suspicious activity that to you, appears out of the ordinary. Any boater dumping liquid or solid materials overboard in reservoirsAny boater dumping liquid or solid materials overboard in reservoirs Any boater dropping unusual objects overboard near naval vessels, critical infrastructure installations, hydro- or nuclear power plants or dams.Any boater dropping unusual objects overboard near naval vessels, critical infrastructure installations, hydro- or nuclear power plants or dams. Any suspicious activity that to you, appears out of the ordinary.Any suspicious activity that to you, appears out of the ordinary. WHAT TO WATCH FOR

12 WHAT YOU CAN DO Display your Waterway Watch decal on your boat or businessDisplay your Waterway Watch decal on your boat or business Become familiar with the information in the Waterway Watch brochureBecome familiar with the information in the Waterway Watch brochure Tell others about Waterway WatchTell others about Waterway Watch Display your Waterway Watch decal on your boat or businessDisplay your Waterway Watch decal on your boat or business Become familiar with the information in the Waterway Watch brochureBecome familiar with the information in the Waterway Watch brochure Tell others about Waterway WatchTell others about Waterway Watch

13 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH IF ITS AN EMERGENCY –IF ITS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY Otherwise…Otherwise… –TAKE NOTES - WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE –TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS IF YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY –REPORT WHAT YOUVE SEEN TO: IF ITS AN EMERGENCY –IF ITS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY Otherwise…Otherwise… –TAKE NOTES - WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE –TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS IF YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY –REPORT WHAT YOUVE SEEN TO: SEE SOMETHING? DO THIS

14 Image ©John Herron/Eagle Stock Images – Content copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association WATERWAY WATCH


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