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Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of seven uniformed services.

The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction both domestically and in international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during time of war.

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Sep 16, 2011 - The Times of India

French boat to Gaza blocked in Crete

Jul 07, 2011 - France24

Libya refugees rescued near Italy

May 30, 2011 - France24

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