Uscg Bilateral Agreements

The U.S. Coast Guard deployment is complemented by bilateral shipping agreements with Pacific states, she said. (The Shiprider Agreements allow Pacific Island State law enforcement to fulfill their duty to stop illegal activities in their exclusive economic zone while “driving” a U.S. Coast Guard ship. The agreements expand the island state`s ability to implement enforcement measures.) The CPP initiatives appear to be aiming for perceived geostrategic benefits that the United States has enjoyed by combining its bilateral agreements, the status of three U.S. territories and the Free Association Pact with the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau, a relationship that facilitates the U.S. strategic presence in the region. The U.S. Coast Guard routinely executes 16 bilateral fisheries agreements with countries in the Eastern Pacific and West Africa. These agreements allow U.S.

government ships and U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement to help the host country`s law enforcement agencies better exercise their authority. Shiprider`s agreements help fill global maritime policing gaps; Improved cooperation, coordination and interoperability; and strengthening maritime police capacity to more effectively combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (INN ACTIVITIES and other illicit activities). The adoption of ship agreements between other countries and in other regions could help strengthen maritime enforcement efforts around the world. Shiprider`s agreements help fill global maritime policing gaps; Improved cooperation, coordination and interoperability; and strengthening maritime police capacity to more effectively combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (INN ACTIVITIES and other illicit activities). The agreements will complement and strengthen existing agreements with partners such as Australia, New Zealand and France. What, like eleven individual bilateral agreements between the United States and various Pacific Island states, may seem to be the basis of a regional partnership; Investing in common environmental and marine resources A transparent agreement between nations with a common interest in maritime security; and a commitment to fair and reciprocal trade throughout the Central and South Pacific. The United States has signed a bilateral agreement on maritime drifts with China, five bilateral maritime shipping agreements (four permanent transitional agreements) with West African countries (Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Senegal) and ten permanent bilateral maritime shipping agreements with Pacific island states (Kiribati, Palau, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Nauru, Tuvalu, Samoa and Vanu). Bilateral law of the sea law enforcement agreements provide U.S. government ships and aviation platforms, as well as maritime law enforcement expertise, to assist the host country`s law enforcement agencies in exercising their authority. These agreements promote the sovereignty of the host nation by helping the host country enforce its laws and regulations.

Shiprider`s agreements help fill global maritime policing gaps; Improved cooperation, coordination and interoperability; and strengthening maritime police capacity to more effectively combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (INN ACTIVITIES and other illicit activities). A joint boarding team is awaiting permission to proceed to a fishing vessel (not pictured) in the exclusive economic zone of Palau, in accordance with a bilateral conduct agreement. CHIEF PETTY OFFICER SARA MUIR/U.S. COAST GUARD Shiprider Agreements is an innovative and collaborative way to fight the ocean more effectively.