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.
The U.S. Coast Guard released video of a helicopter crew rescuing a 77-year-old man and a dog from a home after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Barry inundated southern Louisiana. (July 14)
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Members of the US Coast Guard dramatically intercept a vessel carrying 16,000lb of cocaine. The video was shot off the coast of South America on June 18, and the haul has an estimated street value of..
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The U.S. Coast Guard says a cutter interdicted a submarine suspected of smuggling drugs in the Pacific Ocean. A video shows Coast Guard officers boarding the submarine and ordering those inside to open.. USATODAY.com - Published
The US Coast Guard cutter Munro intercepted several suspected drug-smuggling vessels, including a semi-submersible vessel and two boats in June 2019.
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