Small Watercraft Inspection Guide (SWIG)


The Technical Support Working Group has released the Small Watercraft Inspection Guide for use by all Federal emergency and law enforcement officers, and all State and Local Fire, Law Enforcement, HAZMAT, Bomb Squad, and other emergency/public government services organizations which may be involved with inspection of watercraft that may pose a terrorist threat. The SWIG is also useful for inspecting small watercraft for contraband.

The SWIG is an 89 page guide for determining various indicators of suspect hidden Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on a range of vessel types, recognition of typical representative IED types, and has a training section for recognition of explosives and IED types. It is printed on waterproof paper, spiral bound, and suitable for field use.

The SWIG is a restricted document available only to Federal, State, and local governments involved in security and counter-terrorism activities. Contractors providing security services to these agencies may also procure the document. All orders must first be confirmed by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO).

The SWIG is available from the Government Printing Office for $9 each. To order, cite stock number 008-001-00159-2.

To order this document, first send an e-mail request for quantity desired to [email protected], and include contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number. Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government agency information. Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number. The documents can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:

Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail.
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time
Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents
Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001.

All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.