BoatU.S. Endorses America's Waterway Watch Program

Published online: Sep 19, 2007 News
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"We believe that many boaters are willing to play a part in securing our waterways and provide the Coast Guard with information about activities that may appear strange or unusual," said BoatU.S. President Nancy Michelman. "This is a grassroots effort to engage the boating public in the quest for information that could prevent a possible terrorist attack. To participate, it is as easy as keeping the 1-877-24WATCH (877-249-2824) phone number aboard your boat, and using it when something seems out of place," continued Michelman.
"Hopefully, potential terrorists will think twice about using America's waterways if they know that suspicious behavior is being monitored by recreational boaters," said Michelman. She cautioned boaters against approaching or challenging anyone behaving in a suspicious manner as well as trying to act as an agent for law enforcement. Boaters should simply report suspicious activity, she noted.
To find out more about the program, learn how to recognize suspicious behavior and how to report an incident using specific details, view an informational video online, or find out about promotional materials available for boat clubs or marinas, go to

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