The Coast Guard is:
the C.A.N. “National Program Manager”
They Appointed the Auxiliary as their, “National Liaison”
Why the Coast Guard needs C.A.N.
The U S has 300,000 square miles of shoreline to watch …..
That Security is the job of the
U. S. Coast Guard & Auxiliary.
They can’t do it alone, and need you.
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant instruction
16618.8 established the America’s Waterway
Watch program on February 10, 2005.
The program’s purpose is to raise national
awareness among those who work, live, or
recreate on or near the water.
Is a group of volunteers dedicated to the guardianship of
C.A.N. needs members who live in view of navigable
waterways, to assist the Coast Guard with their missions.
If you are a:
• tow boat operator
• marina operator,
• or otherwise live or work
around America's waterways,
• the Coast Guard wants your help in
keeping these areas safe.
You can do this by participating in C.A.N.
What CAN members do:
Fill out a CAN application.
Be available when the Coast Guard calls to:
• Give whatever information they’re capable of,
to aid the Coast Guard in their mission.
• Report anything that seems unusual on the
waterways to the Coast Guard.
Citizen’s Action Network Application Form
• By submitting this form, you are agreeing to the
release of your information to the U.S. Coast
• This applications gives location and other details
about the member’s residence to the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard maintains a
CAN member database…
C itiz e n A c tio n N e tw o rk (C A N )
Data is added only by Coast Guard personnel and is
not shared with any other law enforcement databases.
would like to offer
training to all CAN
Auxiliary CAN members can be given special equipment
such as night vision goggles and special binoculars.
What C.A.N. is not:
• C.A.N. does not emphasize that individuals engage in
surveillance or other activities that are intrusive or illegal.
• C.A.N. members are not agents of the government.
CAN members will
be supplied with a
The Waterway Watch Hotline is:
Dial 911 or Channel 16 on your VHF radio if it’s an emergency
These CAN Websites can lead to many more
Phone: 503 803 3847