Securing the Maritime Borders

What’s your first thought when it comes to U.S. border security? Most people immediately think of land-based illegal activity prevention, but it’s no surprise that drug and migrant smugglers are increasingly using maritime routes to move narcotics and illegal migrants to the U.S. In 2008, around 90 percent of all cocaine destined for the U.S.

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ItCG- Ice breakers a priority, a Silver Life Saving medal, repatriated migrants

ItCG (In the Coast Guard) posts are a daily feature in the Coast Guard Compass to cover media reports and blog pieces of interest. Ice breakers are a top priority for the Coast Guard when it comes to our emerging role in the Arctic, the Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen told an audience (mostly

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ItCG-Modernization, two missing men rescued, Ice Patrol honors veterans

ItCG (In the Coast Guard) posts are a daily feature in the Coast Guard Compass to cover media reports and blog pieces of interest. SAN PEDRO, Calif. – A 25-foot response boat crew attached to Maritime Safety and Security Team 91103. During boardings, MSST members check for various required items onboard such as personal floatation

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World Oceans Day 2009

A staff member from the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro releases a sea lion from a 25-foot Coast Guard Safe Boat off Catalina Island. The sea lion was released along with another sea lion that had also been at the care center. Coast Guard Photo by CWO Scott Epperson Today is World Oceans

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