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Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Final Reports

The Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV) continues to conduct assessments. PAWSA workshops were completed in 28 ports around the United States between August 1999 and June 2001. Those PAWSA workshops were conducted to support Coast Guard efforts to evaluate future Vessel Traffic Management projects, including installation and upgrades to Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) systems. Below you can access the PAWSA Final Report which summarizes the first 28 assessments completed.

The Final Report is broken into three sections:

  1. Table of Contents - Outlines the next two sections.
  2. Executive Summary - Provides an overview of the process and results by Risk Factor.
  3. Appendix A - An overview of each port's results.
Location State   Month Year
Aleutian Islands AK Jul 2006
Baltimore MD Feb 2001
Boston MA Jul 2011
Buzzards Bay  MA Feb 2018
Charleston  SC Oct 1999
Charleston  SC Jul 2010
Chicago IL Mar 2012
Corpus Christi TX Sep 2015
Corpus Christi TX Sep 2019
Cincinnati  OH Jan 2001
Cincinnati OH Jul 2008
Columbia River OR Sep 2000
Cook Inlet AK Oct 2000
Coos Bay OR Sep 2000
Cuyahoga River OH Aug 2018
Delaware River  DE, MD,PA,NJ Nov 2018
Detroit MI Feb 2003
Hampton Roads VA Jun 2001
Hampton Roads VA Jul 2016
Haro Strait Richmond BC Feb 2002
Honolulu HI Dec 1999
Houston  TX Jan 2000
Houston / Galveston TX Apr 2021
Houston / Galveston  TX Jul 2009
Hudson River, New York NY Nov 2017
Lake Charles LA Apr 2000
Long Island Sound NY May 2005
Los Angeles CA Aug 2015
Louisville KY Feb 2002
Memphis TN Aug 2017
Miami  FL Jul 2000
Mobile AL Aug 1999
Morgan City LA Apr 2000
Narragansett Bay MA Sep 2004
New York NY Sep 2008
New York NY Oct 2016
Maui HI Aug 2009
Oahu HI Aug 2009
Pascagoula MS Aug 1999
Passamaquoddy Bay ME Oct 2006
Philadelphia PA Dec 2000
Ponce PR Feb 2000
Port Arthur TX Sep 1999
Port Everglades FL Jul 2000
Port Fourchon LA Apr 2000
Port Lavaca / Port Comfort TX Aug/Sep 1999
Portland  ME May  2001
Portland  OR Nov 2016
San Diego CA Mar 2003
San Francisco CA Nov 1999
San Fransisco CA Aug 2008
San Juan  PR Feb 2000
Sault Ste. Marie MI May 2000
Savannah GA Aug 2010
St. Louis MO Jul 2011
Straits of Mackinac MI Jul 2019
Tampa FL Jan 2003
Texas City TX Aug 2000
Torres Strait AUS Mar 2004