U.S.C.G.RADM Salerno appeared before a Senate subcommittee yesterday to discuss piracy.
As the piracy cases off Somalia have illustrated, there is a continuing need for maritime domain awareness - the ability to detect, classify,, and identify vessels at sea. We need greater awareness of maritime activities around the world, as well as along our coastlines, for both safety and security purposes.
Bender at Information Dissemination has the story with some interesting analysis.
The Coast Guard does know how to board small boats, vessel inspections, fisheries, boating safety.