The agreements allow law enforcement officials from partner countries to mount U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy ships and aircraft, as far as the agreements allow. and authorize U.S. ships and aircraft authorized to assist police officers of the host country in monitoring the sea and embarking ships under the authority and jurisdiction of the official. Typically, sailing agreements are executed by U.S. ships, aircraft, and coast guard police officers. However, ships and aircraft of the United States Navy, the host country and third parties participate, as far as the agreements so permit. The U.S.
Navy supports joint shipping operations through the Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) and the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI). The primary mission of the National Response Center (NRC) is to serve as a single national point of contact for the notification of all oil, chemical, radiological, biological, and etiological releases to the environment throughout the United States and its territories. In addition to collecting and distributing spill data for federal stage coordinators and the communication and operations center function of the national response team, the NRC has agreements with a large number of federal agencies to provide additional notifications on incidents that meet defined triggering criteria. The NRC also adopts reports of terrorist/suspicious activities and reports of maritime security violations. Details on the nrc organization and specific responsibilities can be found in the National Oil and Hazardous Pollution Contingency Plan.  The U.S. Coast Guard regularly enforces 16 bilateral fisheries laws with countries in the Eastern Pacific and West Africa. These agreements allow U.S. government vessels and U.S.
Coast Guard law enforcement to help law enforcement personnel in the host country better exercise their authority. The Shiprider agreements help fill global gaps in the application of the law of the sea. improve cooperation, coordination and interoperability; Strengthen law of the sea enforcement capacity to more effectively combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and other illegal activities. The adoption of ship agreements among other countries and in other regions could contribute to strengthening global efforts to enforce the law of the sea. The United States and Samoa signed the Shiprider Agreement on June 2, 2012, at the same time as the Samoan Golden Jubilee for the 50th anniversary of the country`s independence.  The bilateral agreement allows Samoan law enforcement officers to enforce the law of the sea and fishing rules on board U.S. Coast Guard vessels.  The agreement applies to officials of the Samoan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and uniformed personnel of the Samoan Ministry of Police and Prison and the United States Coast Guard.  Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi and U.S. Ambassador to Samoa David Huebner were signatories to the agreement.  Over the past 23 years, collaborative, ongoing and international fishing vessel control operations have been conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard with China and 9 years with the island states of West Africa and the Pacific.
Shiprider agreements are an innovative and collaborative way to more effectively monitor the global ocean. The adoption of ship agreements among other countries and in other regions could contribute to further strengthening global efforts to enforce the law of the sea. Countries wishing to learn more about shipping agreements can contact the U.S. Coast Guard through the contact point mentioned in this project or through their local U.S. . . .