The events of 9/11 required a paradigm shift for the American tugboat,
towboat and barge industry. The issue of waterways security, which
AWO had historically emphasized from the standpoint of safety, now
became an even greater priority. As the "eyes and ears on the water,"
AWO members take seriously their responsibility to be ever vigilant.
To learn about the extensive and proactive security measures AWO
has taken, please click on the links below.