The Coast Guard, along with multiple government agencies, supported maritime safety and security for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.
Months of planning go into the preparation for this unique event where representatives from nearly 200 countries come together and work on a wide array of international issues.
Coast Guard units from around the country arrived in the New York City area to ensure maritime safety and security for the visiting dignitaries. These units included various Coast Guard Sector New York cutters and small boats, various Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams, and Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team.
Numerous Coast Guard units and partner agencies spend hours on the water enforcing security zones on the East River and the Hudson River during the assembly.
“This is a team effort involving multiple federal, state, and local agencies, and we’re proud to play an important role in securing the United Nations General Assembly,” said Rear Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson, commander, First Coast Guard District. “We strive to have the best possible safety and security measures in place, while keeping commerce flowing in one of America’s busiest harbors.”