Coast Guard intelligence is the Intelligence branch of the United States Coast Guard. Canadian Coast Guard ship and helicopter A coast guard is an organization devoted to saving the lives of shipwrecked mariners or people in danger at sea. ...
The agency was formed during prohibition as a way to stop alcohol runners. Its ability has grown with time and now is one of the leading agencies involved with drug smuggling and counter-terror operations.
CoastGuardintelligence workers poring over the cargo, passenger and crew lists of the 10,000 vessels that make U.S. port calls each year will flag certain vessels or people, and a security team will fly in.
The CoastGuard is responsible for security at 361 U.S. ports, as well as on the country's 95,000 miles of coastline.
The rules change is in part to guard against attacks similar to the one on the USS Cole, bombed by a small boat in the Yemeni port of Aden.
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