Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment

United States Coast Guard captains of the port are responsible for enforcing port and waterway safety and security as well as marine environmental protection regulations. They use Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshops to inform and implement safety zones, security zones, regulated navigation areas, anchorage grounds, marine event permits, and port orders that facilitate commerce and improve efficiency. PAWSAs are also effective for planning navigation projects, furthering cooperation among government agencies and the private sector, strengthening the role of harbor safety committees, and reinforcing the role of sector commanders in promoting waterway management activities. A successful PAWSA requires a balanced mix of professional waterway users who have local expertise and stakeholders who represent all others whose livelihood or lifestyles are affected by waterway activities. Two recent Hudson River PAWSA workshops in Poughkeepsie and Albany, New York successfully achieved consensus on a way forward to address anchorages and other measures to improve safety.


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  • Accession Number: 01686108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 13 2018 4:15PM