We just returned from another wonderful trip to Aruba (still working on my trip report). While there we noticed an increase in the presence of the Coast Guard closer to shore. While we were snorkeling with Jolly Pirates at Malmok Beach, the Coast Guard sat right next to the boat for quite some time. And then a few days later while eating lunch at Pelican's Nest, they pulled right up along side the pier and stayed awhile. Any one have insight as to why the stepped up patrols? It might just be routine checks, but we have been going to Aruba for over 10 years now and this is the first time we saw that.