The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal defense and maritime law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war. This has happened twice: in 1917, during World War I, and in 1941, during World War II.
Rescue teams and divers searched the waters of southeast Alaska on Tuesday for two passengers missing after a pair of sightseeing planes collided in midair, killing at least four people, the U.S. Coast.. Reuters - Published
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the US Coast Guard said the it had closed the Mississippi River near St. Louis to boat and barge traffic as excessive rains and heavy snow melt swelled the..
Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least four of those aboard, injuring 10 others and leaving two people missing, U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation.. Reuters - Published
Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least three of those aboard, injuring 10 others and leaving three people missing, U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Coast Guard says dozens of passengers have been rescued from a Canadian whale-watching boat from British Columbia off the coast of Washington state. The boat's captain had grounded it after it.. USATODAY.com - Published