The moto of the US Coast Guard is" Semper Paratus", meaning "Always Ready" has always ment that the men and women of the Guard stand ready to meet whatever is handed to them by man or nature. Since the days of the horse drawn surf boat to the present day use of modern science, the Coast Guard has always made every effort to successfully carry out it's every mission.

"At the ready", a "Coastie" passes a ring bouy to a boater in the water.


A HH-65 Dolphine does a hoist as a 41 foot utility boat approaches a burning fishing boat.

Here a 44 foot self-righting motor lifeboat approaches a disabled sailboat while a HH-65 Dolphine
helocopter hovers overhead.

A 41 Foot utility boat is depicted moving through rough seas.