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The coast guard teams of French customs

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French customs : your partner for safety at sea.

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FRENCH CUSTOMS – YOUR PARTNER FOR SAFETY AT SEA
THE COAST GUARD TEAMS OF FRENCH CUSTOMS: KEEPING FRANCE’S COASTLINES SAFE
Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGDDI)11, rue des deux Communes - 93558 Montreuil Cedex Infos Douane Service: - from France 0 811 20 44 44(price of a local call) - from outside metropolitan France or abroad + 33 (0)1 72 40 78 50 Free smartphone app: DOUANE Fr www.douane.gouv.fr –Twitter:@douane_france
Windsurfers, divers and other water sports enthu-siasts Remember: you might get into trouble out at sea or after sunset –help others find you by wearing bright colours and carrying a signalling device.
Bayonne
Ajaccio Porto-Vecchio
SAFETY FOR FRANCE AND FOR EUROPE
As part of its inter-ministerial remit, French Customs watches over more than 5,000 km of the country’s coastlines, both in metropolitan France and over-seas.
Its coast guard departmentemploys800marine and aviation specialists deployed on40ships and15air-craft –2of which are fitted with marine pollution-de-tecting equipment – and9helicopters
web : douane.gouv.fr
Dunkerque Boulogne
ROUEN
Le Havre
Granville Brest Saint-Malo Lann-Bihoué Lorient La Trinité Saint-Nazaire
Inshore patrol vessel (VSR) Helicopters 14 m AS 355 10 m Teaching vess EC 135 Dugny Shared between Le Havre and Hyères Maritime prefecture headquarters HEADQUARTERS OF A REGIONAL COAST GUARD DIRECTORATE (DRGC) AND A CUSTOMS OPERATIONS CENTER (COD) Rouen DRGC (Channel / North Sea) Nantes DRGC (Atlantic) Marseille DRGC (Mediterranean) French Antilles DRGC Interregional Paris Directorate DugnyAir and naval departments
NANTES
Royan
La Rochelle
French Customs’ coast guard department takes part in cross-ministerial missions coordinated by France’s maritime Prefects
If you get into trouble, don’t panic and don’t !leave your boat or equipment. If you witness an accident at sea, you must immediately inform the closest Regional Operational Rescue and Sur-veillance Centre (CROSS): — CROSS North Sea (Gris Nez): +33 3 21 87 21 87 — CROSS Channel (Jobourg): +33 2 33 52 72 13 — CROSS North Brittany (Corsen): +33 2 98 89 31 31 — CROSS South Brittany (Etel): +33 2 97 55 35 35 — CROSS Mediterranean (La Garde): +33 4 94 61 16 16 — MRSC Aspretto (Corsica): +33 4 95 20 13 63 — CROSS French Antilles-French Guiana (Fort-de-France): +33 5 96 70 92 92
Its other mandates include: l Maritime safetyand accident prevention Security at sea –combatting terrorism, piracy l and banditry l Protection of France’s marinenatural and culturalheritagequality, ship (environmental wrecks, amphoras, etc.)
lSmuggled tobacco, alcohol and counterfeits aredetrimental to the economic interests of both France and EU
Customs and tax controls at the EU’s maritime borders
French Customs combats maritime smuggling in all its forms, because:
Bastia
Menton MARSEILLE Nice Cannes La Grande-Motte Port-de-Bouc Ste-Maxime Sète Bandol Hyères Grau-d’Agde Port-la-Nouvelle Toulon
French Customs intercepts and seizes fraudulent goods and the vessels carrying them, including as part of internationally-coordinated operations.
lDrugs, weapons, ammunition and explosives are athreat to health and public safety
OVERSEAS FRANCE
RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY
Coast guard patrol boats (PGC)
FRENCH CUSTOMS’ SEA AND AIR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
Cherbourg
MAYOTTE
Dzaoudzi
Coast Guard patrol boats of 21 m or longer (VGC
GUADELOUPE
Port-Vendres
Single-engine
Surveillance aircraft Twin-engine
FRENCH POLYNESIA
Papeete
l Use a VHF radio rather than a cell phone to be more easily located l Tell someone where you are going before every trip l Pay strict attention to buoy markers along the beaches l Stay within the speed limits and observe the rules for navigation l Watch out for other users, such as swimmers and divers l Don’t exceed the capacities of your boat or its crew l Don’t throw trash overboard – drop it into a container back at port
When on patrol at sea, French Customs’ coast guard department: l Ensures that users of boats and watercraft comply with safety rules and regulations (rules for navigation, speed, safety equipment) Seeks out, assists and rescues individuals in l ouble at sea !take unnecessary risks! French Customs is there to help, but don’t Pleasure boaters and users of personal watercraft l Check the weather and keep informed about local risks Before you set out, make sure that your boat l (check the hull, rigging, engine, lights, fittings, anchor, etc.) and the safety equipment (rafts, life jackets, flares, etc.) are in good shape; check stocks (oils, fuel, water, etc.)
Kourou Pointe-à-Pitre Le Lamentin Basse Terre Le Marin Marigot FRENCH GUIANA MARTINIQUE SAINT-MARTIN
FORT-DE -FRANCE
The coast guard’s key missions, which are set by the Government, include: Rescuingindividuals and providingassistancel to ships in danger Combattingsmuggling and humantrafficking l Fighting dischargesof pollutants and ocean l pollution Stoppingillegal fishing l l Keeping an eye onmarine protected areas
FRENCH CUSTOMS’ PRESENCE AT SEAMEANS SAFETY FOR FRANCEAND FOR EUROPE. IT ALSO MEANS SAFER WATER SPORTS.
POLMAR aircraft
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