Sector Charleston is responsible for all Coast Guard operations directed at preventing maritime casualties, accidents, and security incidents. The Prevention Department is divided into three areas: Inspections, Investigations, and Waterways Management.
Investigations - For immediate marine casualty or accident notification call (843) 740-7050. For all other investigation issues please call (843) 740-3180 Option 6 or (843) 740-3187 The Marine Investigations Program investigates deaths, injuries, property loss, and environmental damage to determine the associated human performance, equipment, and environmental causal factors; investigates merchant mariner negligence, misconduct, incompetence, and dangerous drug use leading to appropriate remedial MMC suspension or revocation; investigates criminal and civil offenses for assessment of civil penalties or referral for criminal prosecution; analyzes trends and risks in the maritime industries.
Waterways Management - (843) 740-3180 Option 5
Safeguards the port by minimizing personnel injuries and the damage or loss of property associated with vessel and commercial waterway activities with 300 miles of coastline & major inland commerce routes. WWM fosters close partnerships with the marine industry and local, state and federal agencies, ensuring navigation safety with Sector Charleston's AOR for myriad operations & marine events.
Fireworks Addendum - Fireworks Addendum to Marine Event Application