US Coast Guard Activities Europe

Brunssum, The Netherlands

Established in 1995, Activities Europe is primarily responsible for three vital missions: Marine Inspections, Marine Casualty Investigations and International Port Security. Active duty members represent the U.S. Coast Guard throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Activities Europe personnel conduct accident investigations, inspections of US-flagged vessels operating overseas, examinations of certain foreign-flagged vessels bound for operations in US waters and work with European life-saving equipment manufacturers to earn U. S. Coast Guard type approval. Our International Port Security Liaison Officers (IPSLOs) work closely with diplomats at various U.S. embassies, foreign government officials and seaport representatives to improve security procedures, facilitate bilateral dialogue and share best practices with a primary objective to continually enhance port security worldwide.