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We save lives and property at sea;
We ensure a safe, efficient maritime transportation system;
We protect the environment and living marine resources;
We enforce laws and treaties in the maritime region; and
We defend the maritime borders and national security of the United States.

Ready today Preparing for tomorrow.
Our motto, "Semper Paratus" (Always Ready) speaks to the commitment Coast Guard men and women demonstrate day in and day out to get the job done, no matter how tough and demanding the circumstances. True to our motto and our traditions, this Strategic Plan focuses on meeting the needs of our customers, flawlessly performing our missions, and getting the job done, whenever and wherever called upon.

Protect our maritime borders by halting the flow of illegal drugs, migrants and contraband into this country through maritime routes; preventing illegal incursions of our Exclusive Economic Zone; and suppressing violations of federal law in the maritime region.

Eliminate environmental damage and natural resource degradation associated with all maritime activities, including transportation, commercial fishing and recreational boating.

Defend the nation as one of the five U.S. Armed Services. Enhance regional stability in support of the National Security Strategy, utilizing our unique and relevant maritime capabilities.


Contact Information:

CDR William "Bill" Nunes              LCDR Sean Cashell
Chief, Response Operations              Chief, Enforcement Division
Tel. (787) 729 - 5384                         Tel. (787) 729 - 5365
Fax. (787) 729 - 5364                        Fax. (787) 729 - 5364


Useful Links:

Marine Pollution Education, Prevention, Response & Enforcement

Coast Guard News and Information

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