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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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Articles About Coast Guard

Castle Season 7 Update: Premiere Date Announced, What All to Expect in New Season

By IBTimes AU

"Castle" is returning on Monday, September 29 for Season 7, according to ABC. There is no time jump and the premiere episode will be picking up right where it left of in Season 6 finale. It can be expected that Kate Beckett will be still in... (Jul 16)

Castle Season 7 Spoiler Update: Premiere Episode to Introduce 'Highly Intelligent' Henry

By IBTimes AU

"Castle" is expected to return with a new mythology. The Season 7 is likely to introduce new characters associated with the new story-arc as well as will be introducing guest stars for the episodic murder mysteries. (Jul 09)

The eye of Hurricane Arthur is seen over the Atlantic in this photo from the International Space Station tweeted by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst July 3, 2014. The first hurricane of the Atlantic season gained strength on Thursday as it
Hurricane Arthur: Forecast to Reach Category 2 Storm; At Least 36 Counties in NC to be Affected; Thousands Relocate (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

Hurricane Arthur, the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, has forced the relocation of thousands in North Carolina as weather forecasters said it could reach Category 2 storm before it even makes landfall. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: STORM

Kickstarter Campaign Kicks to Find Amelia Earhart's Lost Plane Electra

By IBTimes AU

Seventy-six long years have passed, but the disappearance of famous pilot and world’s first female aviator Amelia Earheart remains a mystery. To unlock this mystery, Dana Trimmer, a pilot and a four-time America’s Cup sailor spearheaded a Kickstarte... (May 15)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, U.S. NAVY

Migrants are seen aboard of the Italian frigate "Grecale" as it arrives at the Catania harbour in the Italian island of Sicily May 13, 2014. Italian naval and coast guard vessels recovered 14 bodies and rescued around 200 people after a migrant
Libya Migrant Shipwreck: Death Toll Near Italy Reaches 17, 200 Rescued

By IBTimes AU

A migrant ship carrying at least 400 people sank 100 nautical miles south of the island of Lampedusa, in Southern Italy. At least 17 people died while 200 have been rescued, according to the Italian Navy. (May 14)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, SOMALIA, LIBYA

Eleven Crew Missing After Ships Collide off Hong Kong (Representational Image)
China Condemns Vietnamese 'harassment' of Ship in Disputed Waters

By Reuters

China has warned Vietnam not to disturb activities of Chinese companies operating near disputed islands in the South China Sea, after Hanoi condemned as illegal the movement of a giant Chinese oil rig into what it says is its territorial water. (May 07)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA

Family members of missing passengers onboard the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol watch a large monitor screen broadcast South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announcing his resignation at a makeshift accommodation at a gymnasium in Jindo April 27, 20
South Korea Ferry Disaster: Prime Minister Resigns (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong Won has announced his resignation on Sunday, yielding to the nation's widespread anger over the poor and disorganized response to a ferry disaster on April 16 that killed hundreds of young lives. (Apr 28)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH KOREA

The North Korean regime under Kim Jong-un, has expressed its condolences over the sinking of the South Korean ferry. (Photo: Reuters)
The Softer Side of North Korea? Regime Offers Condolences Over South Korean Ferry Disaster

By IBTimes IN

The North Korean regime under Kim Jong-un, has expressed its condolences over the sinking of the South Korean ferry. (Apr 24)

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Anzac Day: Losing Larrikinism to Bureaucracy

By IBTimes AU

Who is losing the real Anzac Day spirit, the government or the young pilgrims? (Apr 24)

South Korean Sunken Ferry: It is revealed that the first distress call was from passenger as the death toll now jumps to 150. (Photo: Reuters)
South Korean Ferry’s First Distress Call from Passenger, Says Coast Guard as Death Toll Jumps to 150

By IBTimes IN

South Korean Sunken Ferry: It is revealed that the first distress call was from passenger as the death toll now jumps to 150. (Apr 23)