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Encyclopedia > Coast guard
U.S. Coast Guard medium endurance cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617).
U.S. Coast Guard medium endurance cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617).
A CH-149 Cormorant training with a Canadian Coast Guard cutter.
Coast Guard ship BP21 Bredstedt of the German Federal Coast Guard.
Coast Guard ship BP21 Bredstedt of the German Federal Coast Guard.

A coast guard is a national organization responsible for various services at sea. However the term implies widely different responsibilities in different countries. Among the responsibilities that may be entrusted to a coast guard service are enforcement of maritime law, maintenance of seamarks, border control, and other services. During wartime coast guards might be responsible for harbour defense, port security, naval counterintelligence and coastal patrols. The Coast Guard (해안선) is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x1002, 655 KB) Summary Canadian CH-149 Cormorant and Canadian Coast Guard ship Licensing Photo taken by uploader File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x1002, 655 KB) Summary Canadian CH-149 Cormorant and Canadian Coast Guard ship Licensing Photo taken by uploader File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The AgustaWestland EH101 is a medium-lift helicopter originally developed as a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... Flag of the Canadian Coast Guard. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 391 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 501 pixel, file size: 157 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Schiff Bredstedt der Bundespolizei / Küstenwache Fotograf: Darkone, 13. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 391 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 501 pixel, file size: 157 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Schiff Bredstedt der Bundespolizei / Küstenwache Fotograf: Darkone, 13. ... The coast guard of Germany (German: Koordinierungsverbund Küstenwache) is an association of a number of federal agencies. ... Admiralty law (usually referred to as simply admiralty and also referred to as maritime law) is a distinct body of law which governs maritime questions and offenses. ... For the group sometimes known as Landmark, see Landmark Education Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature, used by explorers and others to find their way back through an area on a return trip. ... Border control Border crossing between Germany and The Netherlands Border controls are measures used by a country to monitor or regulate its borders. ...


In some countries it is part of the military. In a few countries it is a civilian or even private sector organization. Most coast guards operate ships and aircraft including helicopters and seaplanes for this purpose. The private sector of a nations economy consists of all that is outside the state. ... For other uses, see Ship (disambiguation). ... Flying machine redirects here. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery. ...


In some countries (such as Ireland) the coast guard has a limited law enforcement role and is the co-ordinating agency for maritime rescue but enforcement powers are growing dealing with maritime safety law ie. The marine safety bill and the Merchant shipping act and has officially become part of the uniformed services and assistance may come from other organizations in the rescue role. In these cases, lifeboats may be provided by civilian voluntary organizations, such as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, whilst aircraft may be provided by the countries' armed forces Aircorps and Naval service, in addition to any coast guard owned assets. In the United States, the U.S. Coast Guard has both law enforcement and military roles. Swanage lifeboat being winched up its slipway The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Alternate cover US 1979 and 2002 reissue cover, also known as paint spatter cover For the military meaning, see Armed forces. ... Coast Guard shield The United States Coast Guard is the coast guard of the United States. ...

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Types and roles

The following lists a select number of coast guards around the world, illustrating the varied roles they play in the respective countries they operate in:


Military units

France

In France, the Maritime Gendarmerie is a military unit, part of the French Navy, and serves as France's coast guard. The Maritime Gendarmerie is a component of French gendarmerie under operational control of the chief of staff of the French Navy. ... The French Navy, officially called the National Navy (French: Marine Nationale) is the maritime arm of the French military. ...


India

In India, the Indian Coast Guard is a military unit. It secures the country's coast, carries out rescues, and aids shipping. Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ...


Italy

In Italy, the Guardia Costiera is part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, but is a military organization. La Guardia Costiera is the coast guard of Italy. ...


Combination military and law enforcement units

Iceland

The Icelandic Coast Guard is primarily a law enforcement organization and is subordinate to the Ministry of Justice. It is however commonly involved in military operations and exercises, such as Enduring Freedom and Northern Challenge. Coat of arms of the Icelandic Coast Guard Naval Ensign of the Icelandic Coast Guard The Icelandic Coast Guard is a branch of Icelands military. ... For the band, see The Police. ... The Justice Minister is a cabinet position in a government. ... Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) is the military response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States . ...


United States of America

In the United States, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is both a military and a law enforcement organization. It is one of the seven components of the Uniformed services of the United States and one of the five elements of the United States Armed Forces. Coast Guard shield The United States Coast Guard is the coast guard of the United States. ... For the band, see The Police. ... The United States has seven uniformed services as defined by Title 10 of the United States Code. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ...


During peacetime the USCG falls under the administration of the United States Department of Homeland Security. During wartime, the USCG may, at the direction of the President of the United States, report to the Secretary of the Navy but does not become part of the US Navy and is not part of the Department of Defense; however, its boats and cutters are integrated into U.S. military operations (see 14 U.S.C. § 3–4). Peacetime is the eighth studio album by Eddi Reader released in the UK on January 29, 2007. ... DHS redirects here. ... For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... USN redirects here. ... The United States Department of Defense (DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military. ... Title 14 of the United States Code outlines the role of the United States Coast Guard in the United States Code. ...


The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Officer Candidate School are located in New London, Connecticut. The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy is located in Petaluma, California. The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, New Jersey is the Coast Guard's only Recruit Training Center. Many other countries' naval forces are comparable in size and/or strength to the USCG. The USCG enables the US Navy to concentrate on its main mission of power projection — while the USCG manages maritime security, port security, and coastal patrols. The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), located in New London, Connecticut is a U.S. military academy that provides education to future officers of the United States Coast Guard. ... Nickname: Motto: MARE LIBERUM Coordinates: , NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Settled 1646 (Pequot Plantation) Named 1658 (New London) Incorporated (city) 1784 Government  - Type Council-manager  - City council Margaret Mary Curtin, Mayor Kevin J. Cavanagh, Dep. ... Aerial view of Petaluma, California. ... Cape May City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Maritime Security is concerned with the prevention of intentional damage through sabotage, subversion, or terrorism. ... Port security in the U.S. is handled by the Coast Guard. ...


The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the other branches of United States armed services from enforcing U.S. laws, with the exception of the USCG. Thus, the USCG provides Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDETs) to US Navy ships and the members of the LEDETs do the actual boarding, interdiction and arrests with the assistance of US Navy personnel. The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law () passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The United States Coast Guard (USCG) officially established the Law Enforcement Detachment or LEDET program in 1982. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The USCG maintains an extensive fleet of coastal and ocean-going patrol ships, called cutters by tradition, and small craft, as well as an extensive aviation division consisting of HH-65 Dolphin and HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters, including fixed wing aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules and the HU-25 Guardian. USCG helicopters are equipped with hoists to rescue survivors and also play a major role in law enforcement. The helicopters are able to land and take off from USCG ships, making them an indispensable tool in fighting illegal drug traffic and the influx of illegal migrants. The fixed wing aircraft are used for long range search and rescue and law enforcement patrols. For other uses see cutter (disambiguation) An American-looking gaff cutter with a genoa jib set This French yawl has a gaff topsail set. ... The HH-65 Dolphin is a twin-engined, single main rotor, MEDEVAC-capable, Search-and-Rescue (SAR) helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). ... The HH-60 Jayhawk is a twin-engine medium-range search and rescue (SAR) helicopter, based on the airframe of the UH-60 Black Hawk. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... Dassault Falcon 20s at RIAT 2005. ...


Taiwan

In Taiwan, the Coast Guard Adminisration (ROCCGA) is both a military and a law enforcement organization. The ROCCGA is considered a civilian law enforcement agency under the administration of the Executive Yuan, though during wartime it may be incorporated as part of the military. The Republic of China (Taiwan) Coast Guard Administration (海岸巡防署) is charged with maintaining law and order, protecting the resources of the territorial waters surrounding Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, Green Island, Orchid Island, Dongsha Islands, and Nansha Islands as well as providing a first line of defense along coastal areas against... For the band, see The Police. ... The Executive Yuan (行政院; literally executive court) is the executive branch of the government of the Republic of China. ... The Republic of China (ROC) maintains a large military establishment, which will account for 16. ...


ROCCGA is instituted Maritime Patrol Directorate General and Coast Patrol Directorate General. Officers of Maritime Patrol Directorate General are law executors, but officers of Coast Patrol Directorate General are soldiers who have partly law- enforced power.


Law enforcement agencies

Malaysia

A third generation Patrol Craft of the Police Coast Guard conducting a sea-rescue demonstration off the southeastern coast of Singapore.
A third generation Patrol Craft of the Police Coast Guard conducting a sea-rescue demonstration off the southeastern coast of Singapore.

In Malaysia, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) or Malaysian Coast Guard is part of the Malaysian Civil Service and is placed under the Prime Minister's Department. The Agency is headed by a Director General who is appointed by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong (King) on the advice of the Prime Minister while other personnel are appointed by the Public Service Commission. It is tasked with enforcing national and international laws, coordinates search and rescue operations and other matters incidental to maritime enforcement in the Malaysian Maritime Zone and on the high seas. In times of war, special crisis or emergency, the Agency may be placed under the command of the Malaysian Armed Forces by order of the Minister. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1768x1304, 340 KB) Description: Police Coast Guard PT boat conducting a sea-rescue demonstration. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1768x1304, 340 KB) Description: Police Coast Guard PT boat conducting a sea-rescue demonstration. ... Booth of the Police Coast Guard at the Police Carnival 2006 showing its logo with a PC boat in the background. ... MMEA Logo The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Abbreviation: MMEA; Malay: Agensi Peguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia (APMM) is the principal agency tasked with maintaining law and order and coordinating search and rescue operations in the Malaysian Maritime Zone and on the high seas. ... Director-general is the professional head of a UK Executive Agency which contains other agencies headed by directors. ... Replicas of the thrones of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and his wife, National History Museum, Kuala Lumpur Yang di-Pertuan Agong, a Malay title usually translated as Supreme Head, Supreme Ruler or Paramount Ruler, is the official title of the head of state of Malaysia. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... The Public Service Commission (PSC), Singapore, is constituted under Part IX of the Constitution of Singapore and its constitutional role is to appoint, confirm, promote, transfer, dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over public officers in Singapore. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ...


Singapore

In Singapore, the Police Coast Guard (PCG) is an operational department of the Singapore Police Force. Functions of the coast guard were transferred from the Republic of Singapore Navy to what was then the Marine Police in February 1993 [1]. The Marine Police was thus restructured and renamed as the Police Coast Guard, one of the few law enforcement organisations in the world to combine water policing and coast guard duties while remaining as a policing unit. Booth of the Police Coast Guard at the Police Carnival 2006 showing its logo with a PC boat in the background. ... The Jurong Police Division Headquarters at Jurong West Avenue 5. ... The Republic of Singapore Navy (Abbreviation: RSN; Chinese: 新加坡共和国海军部队; Malay: Angkatan Laut Republik Singapura) is the navy of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), responsible for the defence of Singapore against sea-borne threats and protection of its sea lines of communications. ... Water police, also called harbor patrols, port police, marine police, or river police, are police officers, usually a department of a larger police organisation, who patrol in water craft. ... For the band, see The Police. ...


Combination civil and law enforcement organizations

Germany

The German Federal Coast Guard, known as the Küstenwache, is both a civilian service and a law enforcement organization, staffed with both police officers and certain civilians from the various German federal agencies associated with maritime administration. The coast guard of Germany (German: Koordinierungsverbund Küstenwache) is an association of a number of federal agencies. ...


Civil organisations

Canada

In Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is a civilian service under the Department of Fisheries and Oceans responsible for patrolling the world's longest coastline of 243,042 km (~151,000 mi). Flag of the Canadian Coast Guard. ... The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), also referred to as Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is the department within the government of Canada with responsibility for the management and safety of Canadas waters. ...


The CCG holds responsibility for all marine search and rescue in Canada, as well as maintaining and operating seamarks, coastal light stations, vessel traffic services, marine pollution response services, marine communications systems and providing icebreaking services. CCG also operates all federal scientific research and hydrographic survey vessels. To accomplish these tasks, CCG has a sizeable fleet of vessels and aircraft, all serviced from various bases and smaller stations located on three coasts (Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific) and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Atlantic and North Atlantic redirect here. ... The Arctic Ocean, located in the northern hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the smallest of the worlds five major oceanic divisions and the shallowest. ... Pacific redirects here. ... The Great Lakes from space The Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...


The Canadian Coast Guard College is located near Sydney, Nova Scotia. The Canadian Coast Guard or CCG (Fr. ... Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ...


United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Coastguard is purely concerned with search and rescue. It has no role in the maintenance of seamarks which is instead the responsibility of Trinity House, the Northern Lighthouse Board (in Scotland) and the Commissioners of Irish Lights (in Northern Ireland). Neither has it any concern with customs enforcement, which is the responsibility of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. HM Coastguard does not possess all-weather lifeboats, instead calling on those of the volunteer Royal National Lifeboat Institution and other independent Lifeboats, although it often wet leases commercial helicopters—mainly Sikorsky S-69s—and tugs to provide search and rescue cover in certain areas. It does, however, maintain a number of search, cliff and mud rescue teams as well as some inshore rescue boats and is a coordinating body and public face for the maritime search and rescue services. It is part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Her Majestys Coastguard is the agency of the government of the United Kingdom concerned with co-ordinating rescue at sea. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea... For the group sometimes known as Landmark, see Landmark Education Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature, used by explorers and others to find their way back through an area on a return trip. ... Trinity House, London (January 2007) A meeting at Trinity House circa 1808 The Corporation of Trinity House is the official General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales and other British territorial waters (with the exception of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). ... Cape Wrath lighthouse The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB), previously known as the Commissioners of Northern Light Houses, is the organisation responsible for marine navigation aids around the coastal areas of Scotland and the Isle of Man. ... The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) is the body that serves as the lighthouse authority for all of the island of Ireland plus its adjacent seas and islands. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP        Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is a non-ministerial department of the British Government primarily responsible for the collection of taxes, some forms of state support, some aspects of UK frontier protection and import controls. ... Swanage lifeboat being winched up its slipway The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. ... A wet lease is any leasing arrangement whereby a company agrees to provide an aircraft and at least one pilot to another company. ... The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King (company designation S-61) is a twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW)helicopter. ... The Maritime and Coastguard Agencys Logo The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is a UK government agency working to prevent the loss of lives at searesponsible for implimenting maritime safety policy. ...


Links and information about specific coast guards

PNA officer The Prefectura Naval Argentina (Argentine Naval Prefecture; PNA) is an Argentine paramilitary service created to protect the countrys rivers and territorial sea. ... Australia, with 19,650 kilometres of coastline does not have a force purely to defend its coast. ... Australia, with 19,650 kilometres of coastline does not have a force purely to defend its coast. ... Australia, with 19,650 kilometres of coastline does not have a force purely to defend its coast. ... The Barbados Coast Guard is the maritime division of the Barbados Defence Force. ... The Belize Coast Guard Service was established in November 2005 with the assistance of the United States Coast Guard. ... Flag of the Canadian Coast Guard. ... The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Search and Rescue (SAR) and safe boating activities. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... The Republic of China Coast Guard Administration is charged with maintaining law and order, protecting the resources of the territorial waters surrounding Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, Green Island, Orchid Island, Dongsha Islands, and Nansha Islands as well as providing a first line of defense along coastal areas against smugglers... The Maritime Gendarmerie is a component of French gendarmerie under operational control of the chief of staff of the French Navy. ... The Border Guard (Finnish: Rajavartiolaitos, Swedish: Gränsbevakningsväsendet) of Finland is the Finnish security authority responsible for the border security. ... The coast guard of Germany (German: Koordinierungsverbund Küstenwache) is an association of a number of federal agencies. ... The Küstenwache, the German federal coast guard, is an agency of the federal government which coordinates the maritime activities of the various authorities. ... The Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger DGzRS (literally translated: German Society for Saving Shipwrecked, more common: German Maritime Rescue Service GMRS) is responsible for Search and Rescue in German waters including the Exclusive Economic Zone. ... Logo of the DLRG Rescueboat of the DLRG A German lifeguard A rescue station of the DLRG The Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft e. ... Logo of the Wasserwacht The Wasserwacht (IPA: ) is a German lifeguard service. ... The Hellenic Coast Guard (Greek Ελληνικό Λιμενικό Σώμα - lit. ... Coat of arms of the Icelandic Coast Guard Naval Ensign of the Icelandic Coast Guard The Icelandic Coast Guard is a branch of Icelands military. ... The Republic of India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of more than one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. ... Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ... Irish Coast Guard helicopter (operated by CHC Helicopter) The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) is part of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (DCMNR). ... Swanage lifeboat being winched up its slipway The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. ... La Guardia Costiera is the coast guard of Italy. ... Coat of Arms of the Guardia di Finanza The Italian Financial Guard, in Italian Guardia di Finanza, () is an Italian military police force under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance. ... The Japan Coast Guard is the Japanese Coast Guard. ... The Republic of Korea Coast Guard(Korean: 해양경찰청) is responsible for maritime safety and control off the coast of South Korea. ... MMEA Logo The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Abbreviation: MMEA; Malay: Agensi Peguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia (APMM) is the principal agency tasked with maintaining law and order and coordinating search and rescue operations in the Malaysian Maritime Zone and on the high seas. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Coast Guard, or Kystvakten in Norwegian, is a part of the Royal Norwegian Navy, but has separate vessels, many of which are purpose-built. ... - Peru (Spanish: República del Perú) is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ... The Philippine Coast Guard (Tanod Baybayin ng Pilipinas) is the coast guard of the Philippines. ... The Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian support group for the Philippine Coast Guard. ... Booth of the Police Coast Guard at the Police Carnival 2006 showing its logo with a PC boat in the background. ... Headquarters of the Swedish Coast Guard in Karlskrona. ... Ukrainian Sea Guard (Ukrainian: ; full name Морська охорона Державної прикордонної служби України, Sea Guard of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine) is the coast guard service of Ukraine, subordinated to its Border Guard Service. ... Her Majestys Coastguard is the agency of the government of the United Kingdom concerned with co-ordinating rescue at sea. ... Swanage lifeboat being winched up its slipway The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk USCG HC-130H departs Mojave USCG HC-130H on International Ice Patrol duties The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the U.S. military, a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. ... The United States Coast Guard Reserve , established in 1939 as a civilian reserve, is the military reserve component of the United States Coast Guard. ... Signature Mark of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established on June 23, 1939 by an act of Congress as the United States Coast Guard Reserve and re-designated as the Auxiliary on February 19, 1941. ... The Vietnam Maritime Police maintains marine border control in addition to naval control of the waters around Vietnam. ...

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Port security in the U.S. is handled by the Coast Guard. ... Maritime Security Regime Maritime Security Regimes are codes and conventions of behaviour agreed upon by coastal states to provide a degree of security in territorial waters and on the high seas. ... PNA officer The Prefectura Naval Argentina (Argentine Naval Prefecture; PNA) is an Argentine paramilitary service created to protect the countrys rivers and territorial sea. ... Australia, with 19,650 kilometres of coastline does not have a force purely to defend its coast. ... The Republic of China Coast Guard Administration is charged with maintaining law and order, protecting the resources of the territorial waters surrounding Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, Green Island, Orchid Island, Dongsha Islands, and Nansha Islands as well as providing a first line of defense along coastal areas against smugglers... La Guardia Costiera is the coast guard of Italy. ...

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