Happy 228th Birthday U. S. Coast Guard

Happy 228th Birthday to the United States Coast Guard (USCG). It started out as the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790. It would later be known as the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service until it was merged with the U.S. Life-Saving Service on January 28, 1915 (103 years ago) as the U.S. Coast Guard. You can visit the Coast Guard’s website at https://www.uscg.mil/. The modern Coast Guard was formed by a merger of the Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life-Saving Service on 28 January 1915 (103 years old if you go with this date for the founding of the Coast Guard).

According to the Coast Guard’s website: https://www.overview.uscg.mil/ (accessed on August 4, 2018):

On an average day, the Coast Guard:

Conducts 45 search and rescue cases;

saves 10 lives;

saves over $1.2M in property;

seizes 874 pounds of cocaine and 214 pounds of marijuana;

conducts 57 waterborne patrols of critical maritime infrastructure;

interdicts 17 illegal migrants;

escorts 5 high-capacity passenger vessels;

conducts 24 security boardings in and around U.S. ports;

screens 360 merchant vessels for potential security threats prior to arrival in U.S. ports;

conducts 14 fisheries conservation boardings;

services 82 buoys and fixed aids to navigation;

investigates 35 pollution incidents;

completes 26 safety examinations on foreign vessels;

conducts 105 marine inspections;

investigates 14 marine casualties involving commercial vessels;

facilitates movement of $8.7B worth of goods and commodities through the Nation’s Maritime Transportation System.


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