225 Years of Service to Nation

225 years of Service to Nation: Living marine resources

As the Nation’s environmental and Homeland Security priorities continue to evolve, the Coast Guard’s living marine resources mission will continue to evolve in order to meet shifting demands. Throughout all the changes, however, one thing will remain certain: the Coast Guard will remain ‘Semper Paratus’ to ensure safety, security and stewardship- protecting life, not only at sea, but within the sea as well.


Coast Guard Cutter Alert

Shipmate of the Week – CWO Gregory Tarker

Coast Guard Cutter Alert’s primary missions are reflected by its motto: “Rescue, Enforce, Defend.” One crewmember ensuring Alert lives up to its motto is Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Tarker. Tarker is the cutter’s main propulsion assistant. His duties ensure Alert’s main diesel engines are operating properly and the 16 shipmates in his divisions – known as “main prop” or “auxiliary” – are properly supported and trained.


Coast Guard Cutter Rush

International partnership nabs another drift net violator

A destructive fishing practice indiscriminately killing massive amounts of marine life is taking place in our world’s oceans. The practice of dragging enormous nets suspended for miles in open water is called high seas drift net fishing and is a form of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.


U.S. and Mexico vessels moored

USCG and SEMAR: Shared border, shared missions

The U.S. and Mexico share more than a border; they also share a relationship that crosses the full spectrum of maritime operations. The Coast Guard and Mexican navy, known as Secretaría de Marina, are maritime first responders in areas ranging […]