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About the Coast Guard

Coast GuardRole
To conduct Maritime Surveillance of Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
To enforce all Maritime Laws on and under the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of Guyana
To conduct operations in support of land forces




TASKS OF THE COAST GUARD
  1. Fisheries Protection Patrols.
  2. Coastal Surveillance.
  3. Harbour Patrols.
  4. Anti Smuggling Operations.
  5. Anti Narcotic Operations.
  6. Search and Rescue.
  7. Safety at Sea
  8. Riverain Small Boat Operations
  9. Maintain Port Safety and Security.
  10. Troop Transport.
  11. Monitor Maritime Pollution.
  12. Surveillance of the Exclusive Economic Zone.
  13. Maintenance of the Integrity of the EEZ.
  14. Civil Defence Operations.
  15. Conduct Maritime Traffic Management.
  16. Conduct Maritime Training for GDF.
  17. Advise Defence Headquarters on Maritime Affairs.

Threats to the Coast Guard


  1. Illegal Fishing
  2. Smuggling
  3. Trafficking in illegal drugs and weapons
  4. Piracy/ Armed robberies at sea
  5. Maritime Pollution
  6. Maritime Terrorism
  7. Median Line Integrity
  8. Flooding

Coast Guard Commanders

Lt Joseph Skeete Marine Wing 1967
Lt Harry Hinds Marine Wing 1980
Lt Cdr Rochie Adams Maritime Command 1983
Cdr Harry Hinds Maritime Command 1987
Lt Cdr Gary Best Coast Guard 1995
Lt Cdr Godfrey George Coast Guard 1999
Cdr Terrence Pile Coast Guard 2002
Cdr John Flores Coast Guard 2003
Cdr Andrew Pompey Coast Guard 2005
Cdr Godfrey George Coast Guard 2006

Cdr John Flores Coast Guard 2008