Securing the shared northern border

In 2009 the U.S secretary of Homeland Security and the Canadian minister of public safety signed the framework agreement on maritime law enforcement operations between Canada and the United States, which allows the Coast Guard and the RCMP to work side-by-side enforcing laws in U.S. and Canadian waters. These operations represent a truly cooperative approach to combating cross-border crime on the shared waterways of Canada and the United States.

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The Maine event

Last week, Compass highlighted the recent volunteer efforts of the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell as they helped out a Panamanian school. This week, as we wrap up National Volunteer Month, we are featuring the efforts of one Coast […]

itCG – MSST team in the Gulf of Aden, disabled cargo ship, boat collision, red flare search, joint interagency training

Coast Guard watchstanders have been working to render assistance to a 740-foot Indian cargo ship that was adrift in 30 foot seas and 50 mph winds about 540 miles southwest of Alaska’s Adak Island. A Coast Guard C-130 from Air […]

itCG-Migrant interdiction, sailboat rescue, tragic discovery, education partnership

Guardians on board a Coast Guard cutter spotted a suspicious 25-foot vessel off the coast of La Jolla, CA. Guardians alerted federal agents, who dispatched a Blackhawk helicopter and a Midnight Express Interceptor vessel to intercept the fleeing boat. According […]

itCG-Rescue awards, runaway barge, posthumous commendation, fisherman search, medevac

Guardians from sector Hampton Roads responded Friday morning to a runaway 571-foot barge that grounded near a fishing pier in Sandbridge, VA. A Coast Guard crew from the Atlantic Strike Team confirmed that all chemicals on board the vessel are safely […]

itCG- “Deadliest Catch” training, aircraft pilot rescue, sea rescues

Post Written by Bob Hopkins “Deadliest Catch” film-crewmembers received Coast Guard training in preparation for filming the popular Discovery Channel reality show that covers the dangerous king crab fishery in Alaska. The film-crewmembers received survival suit, life raft and flare […]

ItCG-CGC Waesche finishes trials, message in a bottle, hiker medevac

The second National Security Cutter, Waesche, finished acceptance trials on Thursday after four days of testing with no major problems. The Coast Guard is expected to take delivery of the Waesche in early November. Story here Authorities are on alert, […]

Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Have you ever wanted to tour a lighthouse that isn’t typically open to the public? Well, Saturday is your chance to visit nearly 30 of these lighthouses located all along Maine’s coastline. Maine’s Governor John Baldacci, in conjunction with the […]

itCG-Bill stirs up the sea, Obama stops at CG base, search and rescue

Hurricane Bill may be offshore, but its effects were felt all along the East Coast. As thousands of spectators gathered to watch the 15-foot surf on Sunday off Acadia National Park‘s Thunder Hole in Maine, a large rogue wave swept […]