225 Years of Service to Nation

225 years of Service to Nation: Migrant interdiction

The Coast Guard began its mission of migrant interdiction on the high-seas in 1794, when the Congress of the United States declared that no American citizen may carry slaves from the U.S. to another nation or between foreign nations. The Coast Guard, through its predecessor the Revenue Cutter Service, was charged with enforcing this law.


Securing our borders: Biometrics at sea

Written by Lt. j.g. Al Sowers, Coast Guard’s Office of C4 & Sensors Capabilities. The U.S. Coast Guard is the first-line protector of our nation’s 95,000 miles of coastline. In its law enforcement mission, verifying the identity of foreign nationals […]

A crewmember of the CGC Harriet Lane rescues a young Haitian female who was embarked on an un-seaworthy vessel going from Haiti to the United States March 22, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by OSC Joshua Tidey.

Migrant Interdiction: Safety of life at sea

Post written by LCDR Matt Moorlag, public affairs officer, 7th Coast Guard District As the United States’ primary maritime law enforcement agency, the Coast Guard is tasked with enforcing immigration law at sea. The Coast Guard conducts patrols and coordinates […]

CGC Farallon

Guardian of the Week – LT James O’Mara

Whether in corporate culture or the military, buzzwords are often used to describe the success of an organization. One of these buzzwords is “teamwork,” but for Coast Guard Cutter Farallon, and LT James O’Mara, teamwork isn’t just another word. It’s […]

itCG – C-130 collision, border security, survival at sea, manatee goes home, haunted Eagle

Tragedy struck the Coast Guard last night. Guardians are actively searching for the nine missing people involved in a collision between a Coast Guard C-130 plane out of Air Station Sacramento and a Navy Super Cobra helicopter. The C-130, carrying […]

itCG-search continues for F-16 pilot, fuel tanks jettisoned, three rescued, migrant smuggler convicted

The Coast Guard is continuing to search the waters off the coast of North Carolina for the missing U.S. Air Force Captain Nicholas Giglio whose F-16 aircraft crashed Thursday evening. Making the search more difficult is the fact that none […]

itCG-CGC Zephyr returns to port, boat fire, building international relations

CGC Zephyr returned to homeport in Pascagoula, Mississippi, yesterday after a 46-day patrol. While underway, the cutter patrolled approximately 6,300 square miles and boarded 56 commercial fishing vessels. Fisheries boardings check for compliance with federal laws and regulations as well […]

itCG-Navy sailor medevac, 164 migrants interdicted, bridge closure, boat salvage

Yesterday, a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City helicopter medically evacuated a Navy sailor from the USS Nitze about 30 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The sailor was suffering from possible appendicitis. Story here Coast Guard Cutter Bear […]

itCG-CGA ranks high among colleges, unmanned boat stopped, less migrants entering U.S., CG on Fed News Radio

According to the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges, the Coast Guard Academy was ranked second in the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North and 15th in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Program in the Country. The Academy has been ranked […]

itCG-Guardians in Kuwait, low visibility boating, migrant interdiction, hurricane preparedness, several rescues

After months of training, Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 301 left Cape Cod, Mass., and arrived in Kuwait to relieve their west coast counterparts, PSU 311 from San Pedro. While on deployment, PSU 301 will work with Navy Maritime […]

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