Water duty

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Water customs is a historical (colloquial in Germany but still common) term for part of the existing customs authorities of a country or a separate authority itself, which is entrusted with customs and maritime and shipping police tasks on border waters and on the high seas.

In Germany, for example, part of the Federal Customs Administration that is connected to the main customs offices is responsible for this: see also the Lake Control Unit .

In German seaports such as Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cuxhaven and Hamburg, the customs officers of the water customs are called "Black Gang" due to their characteristic clothing (also "Swatte Gang" or Schwatte Gäng ", cf. Gang in port jargon ).

Exemplary pictures of customs cruisers and boats

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  1. ^ "Silberling and Iron" , page 135.