Beyond the Dateline

The U.S. Coast Guard Activities Far East (FEACT) is a Japan-based command that is assigned to activities and missions within the Asia-Pacific region. FEACT serves a region comprised of 47 nations and territories, from the Russian Federation to New Zealand, in the capacity of the Coast Guard's "International Port Security and marine safety inspection program." The article discusses how FEACT carries out its mission to function as a Coast Guard sector that works with all U.S. flag vessels operating within the region. Work is coordinated through FEACT’s three main departments –- prevention, response/security, and logistics. The prevention department inspects, examines, and certifies all U.S. flag vessels in the region, both for their activities and for their installed marine safety equipment. The response/security department handles stowaways, coordinates joint operations with visiting Coast Guard cutters, and responds to foreign assistance requests. The logistics department oversees procurement matters, travel visas, and country clearance approvals. The authors note that FEACT's 2009-2010 strategic plan is to work with Coast Guard District 14 in developing and deploying a "strategic international engagement plan for Coast Guard missions in the Asia-Pacific region."


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  • Accession Number: 01148542
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 2009 7:25PM