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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

A vessel involved in salvage operations passes near the upturned South Korean ferry ''Sewol'' in the sea off Jindo April 17, 2014.
Captain of Korean Ferry May Not Have Been on Bridge

By Reuters

South Korea's coast guard denied that divers had entered a capsized ferry on Friday in a bid to locate survivors from an accident that appears to have claimed the lives of many. (Apr 18)


A part of a South Korean passenger ship (C) that has been sinking, is seen at the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014. A passenger ferry carrying about 470 people was listing badly off South Korea's southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast
BREAKING NEWS: 50 Ships, Helicopters Race Against Time to Rescue 470 Onboard Sinking South Korean Ferry (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

Some 50 ships and helicopters are currently racing against time to rescue the 476 passengers aboard a sinking South Korean passenger ferry. (Apr 16)


Rescue underway after S.Korean ferry carrying 470 sends distress signal (Representational Picture)
Rescue Underway after S.Korean Ferry Carrying 470 Sends Distress Signal

By Reuters

A passenger ferry carrying about 470 people was listing badly off South Korea's southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast guard official said on Wednesday, and a rescue mission was underway. (Apr 16)

Parents Condemned for Sailing Mexico - NZ w/ Toddlers in Tow

By IBTimes AU

San Diego parents are being heavily criticised for bringing toddlers in a sailboat trip from mexico to new Zealand (Apr 09)


Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport/Reuters
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: Australia Deploys Boeing 737 to Serve as Air Traffic Coordinator & Avert Mid-Air Collision Among Search Jets

By IBTimes AU

Australia deployed on Tuesday an Air Force E-7A Wedgetail, a modified Boeing 737, to serve as air traffic controller over the Indian Ocean to avert a mid-air mishap among search jets from different countries scouring the area for debris of the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane. (Apr 02)


Malaysians Prime Minister Najib Razak has hinted that the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 was almost certainly hijacked.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: Mathematicians Who Help Locate Crash Site of Air France Jet Willing to Assist in Finding Missing MH Boeing 777 Plane

By IBTimes AU

Malaysia was ridiculed when it allowed a witch doctor to perform a weird rite inside the Kuala Lumpur airport days after the Boeing 777 jet disappeared. Then theories ranging from terrorism to political vengeance sprouted until Australian and Chinese... (Mar 28)

Deputy Commander of Vietnam 918 Air Brigade, Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Tri Thuc (R) looks for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, that disappeared from radar screens in the early hours of Saturday, off Con Dao island on 12 March, 2014.
Search Planes Checking China Satellite Report on Missing Airliner

By Reuters

Search planes were flying on Thursday to an area where a Chinese satellite has seen objects that could be debris from the Malaysian airliner missing for almost six days, but those waters had been checked before and nothing found, officials said. (Mar 13)


Press Conference on Missing Malaysian Airlines Jet
Missing Jet May Have Strayed to West, Says Malaysia Military

By Reuters

Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles to the west of its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday. (Mar 13)


A Vietnamese officer stands next to a TV screen showing a flight route during a news conference about their mission to find missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Phu Quoc Airport in Phu Quoc Island on 11 March, 2014.
Malaysia Air Force Chief Denies Saying Lost Plane Tracked to West

By Reuters

Malaysia's air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard. (Mar 12)


A Relative (Woman in White) of a Passenger Onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Cries as She Talks on Her Mobile Phone at the Beijing Capital International Airport on 8 March, 2014
Malaysian Airlines Flight Still Missing; Questions over False IDs

By Reuters

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday. (Mar 09)