Figure 6-1 - U.S. Coast Guard Detentions, 2001 to 2007
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Port State Control in the United States, Annual Report 2005.
- Until July 1, 2004, Coast Guard detentions were primarily for safety regulations. After July, 2004, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 extended Coast Guard enforcement to security and safety regulations. Once extended enforcement began, overall deficiencies decreased for both safety- and security-related issues.