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Marine Safety

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About Marine Safety

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Marine Safety program is designed to facilitate and encourage Auxiliary support for Coast Guard Sectors in the legacy Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Programs (MS/MEP). In conjunction with Coast Guard Headquarters program managers and the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, the program develops Auxiliary-specific qualifications in these areas. The Auxiliary qualifications mirror those of the Active Duty – minus any law enforcement or military activities.

This support includes, but is not limited to, support for marine environmental response assistance, port safety and security inspections, commercial vessel safety and security inspections (UPV, CFVE and other Foreign and Domestic Vessels) container inspection assistance, public affairs, area contingency planning, waterways management, America's Waterways Watch, MISLE support, and environmental education.

All Marine Safety programs available to Auxiliarists are based on the needs of the individual Sector. If a Sector has no need of Auxiliary support in a particular program discipline, it is not offered to Auxiliarists in that area.


The Marine Safety and Environmental Protection department is divided into several sections, each responsible for specific subprograms. These include:

  • Commercial Vessel Activities
  • Port and Facility Activities
  • Prevention Outreach
  • Communication and Education

Our key programs include:

  • The Marine Safety Training Program for Auxiliary members, and
  • America's Waterway Watch and Sea Partners Programs, which are presented to Active Duty, Reserve, Auxiliary and the general public.
Deborah S. Johnson, DSO-MS
Deborah S. Johnson, DSO-MS


  • Deborah S. Johnson, DSO-MS
  • Antoinette D. Seautelle, ADSO-MS
  • Paul C. Stein, ADSO-MS
  • James J. Haas, ADSO-MS
  • Steven M. Rosenberg, ADSO-MS
  • (As of 19 Sep 2019 03:19:30 PDT)





Marine Safety Job Aid Kit

Activities and Events

Beach Cleanup Event Guide


FSO/SO-MS Resources (PQS's and MS Academy Presentations)


The Marine Safety Training Program

Marine Safety & Environmental Protection (MS/EP) Performance Qualification Standards (PQS) List

Implementation of the Maritime Domain Inspector and Security Awareness Training Programs in Sector LA/LB

Marine Safety/Environmental Protection PQS Letter Of Designation Procedures