A new memorandum of understanding between the Coast Guard and C-PORT was agreed to Wednesday.
The purpose of the memorandum is to create a partnership that will improve the effectiveness of maritime safety, security and response. It also serves to improve the communication between the parties in support of protecting marine environments.
"The last agreement was signed in the late 1990s," said Tina Cardone, executive director of C-PORT. "This updated agreement reflects the growth of the marine assistance industry and the changes that have occurred in the structure of the Coast Guard."