First Coast Guard District

Boston, Massachusetts

Prevention Division (dp)

1st Coast Guard District: Protect, Save, Defend, and Enforce.


The United States First Coast Guard District Prevention Division protects the public, our ports, the environment and U.S. economic interests through the prevention and mitigation of maritime incidents. The Prevention Division is broken down into four branches, Inspections and Investigations including Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) compliance, Fishing Vessel SafetyRecreational Boating Safety, and Waterways Management including aids to navigation and domestic ice breaking, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Bridges. All focus on the prevention of deaths, injuries and property damage associated with maritime transportation, fishing, and recreational boating.

Division Staff

Auxiliary North Region:  617-223-8214
Auxiliary South Region:  212-232-3860 
Recreational Boating Safety:  617-223-8464 
Bridges Branch:  212-514-4331 
Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety:  617-223-8440 
Inspection/Investigations Branch:  617-223-8541 
Waterways Management:  617-201-0384 



Regional Exam Center Boston: 1-888-427-5662