America’s Waterway Watch

Serving in the U.S. Coast Guard


America’s Water Watch


The Coast Guard is one of the nation’s five military services. We exist to defend and preserve the United States of America. We protect the personal safety and security of our clients; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic assets; and also the territorial integrity of our nation–by both internal and external threats, man-made and natural. We protect these interests in U.S. ports and inland waterways, along the coasts, on international waters.

AWW Missions

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    Port & Waterway Security

    Defeating terrorism requires an integrated, comprehensive strategy that maximizes effectiveness without duplicating efforts, which is the reason why the Coast Guard maintains law enforcement teams dedicated to fighting terrorism on our oceans.

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    Marine Safety

    The Coast Guard investigates maritime accidents, merchant ships, offshore drilling units, and marine facilities. Additionally, the Coast Guard is responsible for licensing mariners, documenting U.S. flagged vessels, and implementing a variety of security programs.

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    Search & Rescue

    Search and rescue (SAR) is one of those Coast Guard’s oldest missions. Warding off the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage by helping boaters in distress has ever been a top Coast Guard priority.


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Top 5 Best Boat Manufacturers across the World

If you love water transport, then you must probably be owning boats and might be interested in buying a new one as well. Here are the top 5 boat manufacturing companies that you must have a look at.

Best Boat Manufacturers

List of the Best Boat Manufacturers:

Bayliner:

Bayliner has been in existence since the year 1957. Having manufacturing units and selling points in more than 60 different countries, Bayliner is so far the largest manufacturer of recreational boats. The most favorite product of the Bayliner product range that many people prefer is the 175 Bowrider, though there are about 25 different types that come under this banner. This is because 175 Bowrider has been designed keeping in mind the needs of a first-time user. So this boat has earned unanimous love and support from all boat lovers.

Chris Craft:

Chris Craft was founded in the year 1922 under a different banner, and this brand came into the picture in the year 1924. This is probably one of the long-time boat manufacturers that still exist in the market successfully. Chris Crafts emerged into the market as the toughest competitor for other boat manufacturers after the launch of their mahogany-hulled power boats that was in production for almost 30 years that is from the beginning of the 1920s to the late 1950s. The best part of the Chris-Craft boats is that they are designed as products that quench your desire for boats, and that is what makes Chris Craft boats majestic on the sea.

Sea Ray:

The next on the list is Sea Ray. Sea Ray has a large range of boats both for sports and recreational purposes. Most Sea Ray boats are tough, solid and are designed to stay calm without oscillation or disturbance even in the toughest weather. This is one reason that is making most boat lovers pick a Sea Ray over other brands even today. Its strongly built body and the rugged hold it has on water has made it a tough competitor for other boat manufacturers in the market.

Formula Boats:

Formula Boats is a brand owned by Thunderbird Products. Formula oats manufacture a large range of boats, yachts, sports boats among others. The best part of this brand is that customers can make design their own boats by telling their manufacturers like, dislikes and requirements, which means Formula boats have come up with custom-made boats as well. Formula Boats is an US-based company, however, has its branches all over the world. There are about 22 different models that are manufactured under this brand.

Boston Whaler:

Boston Whaler is an American boat manufacturing company based in Florida. The brand came into existence in the year 1958 and was founded by Dick Fisher. Though they were first manufactured in Massachusetts initially, the production activities were then shifted to Florida where it is present even today. All boats that are manufactured in Boston Whaler are boats that are made of Fiberglass.

Role and Significance of Coast Guards

One among the noble professions of the society is the role of a coast guard. The nobility of a profession is determined based on the number of lives it can save and the work that the people of the profession render to uplift the lives of the individuals in society. In that regard the role of a coast guard in protecting and uplifting the society is vast, and thereby it is important that we a little more into the profession to understand the role and importance of a coast guard in the modern society.

Coast Guards

History:

Coast Guards are not one of those professionals who existed right from the beginning of time as in a doctor or a teacher. This profession came into existence just about 210 years back in the year 1809. When the profession came into existence it was only a cop-based profession, a job that was launched to take care of the goods in the port and prevent smuggling activities. Later on the role and the job profile of a coast guard was expanded making it one of the prominent professions of the environment.

Role of a Coast Guard:

Apart from protecting the sea trade, from trafficking and other smuggling activities through the sea, coastguards are also assigned with other tasks. Let us see them one by one.

Search and rescue:

Coastguards are the first people to enter into the issue if there happens to be any man missing case. This has become quite often in the recent times. People tend to travel without proper protection in the waterways and might face trouble. In case if there is any relevant alarm, coastguards arrive at the spot to search and rescue the person.

Keepers of law:

Coastguards are entrusted with the task of making sure that the Maritime Law of the land is properly adhered to by the people who are a part of the sea. Maritime law, also known as the Admiralty law, was enforced to protect the rights of the sea traders and protect business activities ships, shipping or crimes. It also has under its purview the protection of conventions, agreements, and treaties that are made with regard to sea trade and naval practices.

Border control and vessel safety:

Just like land borders, there are also jurisdictions and boundaries in water bodies, which belong to a country. As far as the law is concerned the geographical boundary of a country always includes their line of control over sea area as well. This is called border control. Apart from this task, coast guards also ensure the safety of the vessel and other goods that belong to the seaports of their jurisdiction.

Seamarks:

Though maintenance of seamarks is a separate task taken care by the naval officers and coast guards, they are very much relevant to border control and maritime law maintenance tasks as well. Seamark is nothing but protecting the navigation marks of the borders of the nation.

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