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Goals: To protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests through prevention and mitigation of marine incidents.
To eliminate deaths, injuries, environmental damage, and economic loss associated with marine transportation; to assist vessels in
Prevent pollution, and commercial vessel and port emergencies through an aggressive safety examination program; inspection and examination of U.S. and foreign tank ships, freight ships, passenger ships, and tank barges to ensure compliance with applicable U.S. and international safety and pollution prevention laws and regulations; examination of waterfront terminals to ensure compliance with federal safety and pollution prevention requirements; investigation of all marine pollution incidents and commercial vessel casualties; coordinate effective response to maritime emergencies with other federal, state, local, and private organizations.
Resources: Pre-positioned oil pollution response equipment; oil pollution and hazardous substance library; aircraft; medium and small cutter and small patrol craft; buoy tenders and ice-breaking cutters.
Region: Casco Bay
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