U.S. Coast Guard Engages AWSP for New Mission

The United States Coast Guard Bahamas/U.S Embassy office has engaged Advanced Web Site Publishing (AWSP) to help them visually depict the amount and types of cases they have worked on in their region during the course of one year.
Commander Billburg of the U.S. Coast Guard states “The SAR and AMIO picture is essential to understanding our multi-mission response ops and what really goes on around in the Bahamas.”Coast Guard In Bahamas

The Flash movie format will illustrate all Search and Rescues (SAR’s), Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations (AMIO) and Maritime Drug Interdictions in cooperation with OPBAT.

OPBAT is a combined Coast Guard, U.S. Army, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Bahamian operation. The operation incorporates assets and personnel from each entity to combat drug smuggling to and from The Bahamas. OPBAT is a helicopter oriented effort that uses Coast Guard and Army HH60 aircraft, manned with DEA and Bahamian law enforcement agents, to interdict drug smugglers using the Bahamas as a transit zone. OPBAT forces are commonly used against drug air drops (or mothership hand offs) to waiting go-fast style boats. Aircraft and crews are stationed at locations throughout the Bahamas and are tasked by a central OPBAT command center in Nassau.

The Flash based movie will calculate a running tally of the lives saved and assisted plus it will give totals of:
The amount of drugs seized
The types of drugs seized
Arrests Made

Keith Hickman, President of Advanced Web Site Publishing stated, “We are very proud to be of assistance to the men and women who risk their lives to guard our countries borders. We will continue to work with the USCG and other government agencies that can use our expertise.”


chasing go boat

Chasing Drug Running “Go Boat”


AWSP Works with U. S. Coast Guard Station Houston

The United States Coast Guard selected us to build their Houston Air Station Website. After considering the specialized nature of their site we created a design that was visually appealing, flexible in scale and professional as well as organized in it’s content presentation. They were very pleased with their design and contracted us to maintain it as well.

Shortly after their new site was up, Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast and they needed a quick visual way to portray their active part in the rescue efforts. They asked us to create a birds eye view of their performance during that emergency response situation.

With nothing more than a spreadsheet list of helicopter arrivals and departures, we developed a “flash movie,” that shows a moving, depiction of the path of Hurricane Katrina, arrivals and departures of H-60’s and H-65 helicopters, dynamic number of helicopters in the cities, and a dynamic time line from August 28 to September 3, 2005 that comes complete with interactive pause and replay features.

Coast Guard officials say they are “very pleased with the results and realistic depiction of the coast guard helicopters dispatched during Hurricane Katrina ” and believe the program serves as a valuable tool that will aide in future emergency response planning.

Keith Hickman, owner of AWSP stated “This was an intriguing project that pulled raw data into a concise format that is easy to understand at a glance. We are proud to be able to assist the Coast Guard Air Station Houston”

In a letter to AWSP Lt. Vicencio writes:

“We are very pleased with the services provided by AWSP. Our website is very intuitive and the end result exceeded our expectations. AWSP proved to be a very valuable resource in assisting us to project a positive image and business presence on the web. We are extremely impressed with their web design and graphic design capabilities. Our site looks amazing and contains very useful information for our Coast Guard Personnel as well as the American Public.

Thanks for all your hard work!!”
Lt. Vicencio
U.S. Coast Guard
Air Station Houston


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