Coast Guard stresses importance of America’s Waterway Watch in Florida Keys

Americas Waterway WatchKEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard in the Florida Keys reminds the boating public to maintain watchfulness and report any suspicious activity observed while operating on and around the waters of Monroe County.

America’s Waterway Watch (AWW), a combined effort of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary, is a national program instituted in 2005 that encourages Americans who live, work or recreate on or near our waterways to become a part of the eyes and ears of our national defenders in the war on terrorism by being observant and reporting suspicious activities.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Florida Keys will be actively promoting AWW in the upcoming months through speaking engagements at local marinas, schools, and clubs with the goal of encouraging our citizens to continue this vigilance year round.

To report suspicious activity, please call the National Response Center at 877-24WATCH or 911.

Anyone in the Keys who would like their organization to participate in the AWW program can call 888-470-5566.

For more information on America’s Waterway Watch visit the web site at

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