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225 years of Service to Nation: Living marine resources

225 Years of Service to Nation

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.

Shipmate of the Week – CWO Gregory Tarker

Coast Guard Cutter Alert

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.

International partnership nabs another drift net violator

Coast Guard Cutter Rush

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.

USCG and SEMAR: Shared border, shared missions

U.S. and Mexico vessels moored

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba moored alongside the Mexican navy ship Baja California at its first port call for UNITAS 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. John Goshorn. 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

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