United States Coast Guard

Coastal defense, search & rescue, and law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces

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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal defense, search & rescue, 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.

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The U.S. Coast Guard closed the upper Houston Ship Channel on Thursday morning as 11 Greenpeace USA protesters blocked a portion of the country's largest oil..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Divers on Wednesday recovered the remains of the final victim of a California dive boat fire that killed 34 people, as the U.S. Coast Guard issued a safety..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety bulletin following the Labor Day fire on a California dive boat that killed 34 people, focusing on emergency escape..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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