Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay crewmembers met with a group of delegates from the Republic of China at the sector Tuesday, as part of the Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program.
The delegates viewed a presentation about Sector Delaware Bay’s operations and spent the day touring area port facilities.
The program’s objective is to engage in discussions with trading nations around the world, exchange information and share best practices to align port security programs.
PHOTO: Captain Meredith L. Austin (fifth from right), the commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay stands with sector crewmembers and delegates from the Republic of China at the sector, Oct. 18, 2011.
Nations participating in the program cooperate through the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, which is the only internationally accepted blueprint for the implementation of security measures for maritime infrastructure.
Source: U.S. Coast Guard