The U.S. Coast Guard protects America's coastlines and waterways.
At one time a captain of the coast-guard, at another the protege of Benavente, viceroy of Naples, who appointed him governor of Scigliano, patronized by Osuna and Olivares, Castro was nominated a knight of the order of Santiago in 1623.
The air Wing of Coast Guard is operated from two stations and six air enclaves and has ten air units.
A Norwegian freighter ' The Tampa ' received the distress calls from the Australian Coast Guard and picked up the refugees.
The fact is that those who serve in the US Coast Guard fall under Homeland Security's jurisdiction and it is a functioning branch of the Armed Forces.