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Preventing Piracy: Taking action before attacks occur

The April 2009 attack on the U.S. freight vessel Maersk-Alabama reinvigorated America’s awareness of the threats of piracy. In 2010, piracy continued to rise with ships reporting 445 attacks and pirates hijacking 53 ships, capturing 1,181 seafarers and killing eight. […]


History: The Piracy Mission – Then and Now

This month’s history post tells the story of two Coast Guard cutters separated by nearly 200 years of history that have one thing in common – they led the way in combating piracy that threatened American vessels. As told by […]


Voting continues for Coast Guard Video of the Year

We’re now into day two of voting for Coast Guard Video of the Year! Last week we offered you a sampling of the top 11 Coast Guard videos of 2009. Now, it is time for you to vote on your […]