Prevention is one of the operational departments assigned to Coast Guard Sector San Juan. It is responsible for USCG operations directed at preventing maritime casualties, accidents and security incidents in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The department consist of three divisions (Inspections, Investigations, and Waterways Management), implementing and enforcing the safety provisions of the Commercial Vessel Safety (CVS), Port Safety and Waterways Management programs. Three remote units (MSD St. Thomas, RIO St. Croix and RIO Ponce) as well as the Aids to Navigation Team in San Juan.The department also oversees the Licensing Monitoring Unit that provides services to merchant mariners on behalf of the Regional Examination Center (REC) Miami.
CDR Kailie Benson
Chief, Prevention Operations
Tel. (787) 729 - 2378
Fax. (787) 729 - 2364