Tag: migrant interdiction

225 years of Service to Nation: Migrant interdiction

225 Years of Service to Nation

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


A boatcrew from Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous approaches a 25-foot yola with 90 Haitian migrants aboard, 20 miles northeast of Ile de La Tortue, Haiti. U.S. Coast Guard photo. 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

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Migrant Interdiction: Safety of life at sea

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.

A smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma bring aboard Haitian migrants interdicted at sea from a sail freighter south of Acklins Island, Bahamas in this file photo from 2010. Coast Guard crews rescue undocumented migrants who put their lives in danger by attempting to enter the U.S. illegally on grossly overloaded vessels. U.S.

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Guardian of the Week – LT James O’Mara

CGC Farallon

Homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Farallon patrols the Caribbean and executes counter-narcotics, alien migrant interdiction and homeland security missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo. 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

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

(File Photo) A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft, similar to the one involved in a collision with a Marine AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, Oct. 30, 2009, is pictured in this Coast Guard file photo. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cindy Beckert. Click on the image to read more about this incident. Tragedy

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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 of the three locator beacons attached to the seat, the plane or the pilot were

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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 as fishing and safety equipment. The cutter also assisted with the apprehension of eight illegal

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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 located a dangerously overloaded and unseaworthy 40-foot boat in the Bahamas while on routine patrol

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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 second Best Baccalaureate College in the North for the past three years and improved its

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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 Expeditionary Security Squadron Five. Story here Over at Erika’s Powerboating blog, she provides some great

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