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America's Waterway Watch (AWW)



America's Waterway Watch (AWW) is a Coast Guard-sponsored nationwide program that helps prevent acts of terrorism and other illegal activity that jeopardize maritime homeland security by educating and training members of the maritime and recreational boating organizations, as well as the boating public, to recognize and report suspicious activity to appropriate authorities.  Suspicious activity refers, but is not limited to, activity regarding a vessel or pleasure craft, marine structure, waterfront facility, person, vehicle, cargo, or stores that a reasonably prudent person would consider out of the ordinary or unusual based on the facts and circumstances for that situation.  AWW focuses on U.S. coast, ports, and waterways to provide enhanced situational awareness to deter illegal activities and increase the collection of information and knowledge about local routines or threats.  It offers real-time feedback across nearly every Coast Guard Mission set.  AWW combines federal, state, local, industry, and U.S. citizen resources to unify DHS efforts in our waters. 

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Program Coordinator
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Commandant (CG-FAC-1)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593-7501

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