Most people know that the US Coast Guard is a big presence in our coastal waters. But the Coast Guard also has a big international presence too, in over 160 countries.

Today we’ll talk more about the US Coast Guard, our fleet of ships and how to tell them apart, and the many Coast Guards of other nations, some of whom have partnerships with ours.

Photo: The USCGC David Duren at the 17th St. dock in Astoria, Oregon. Photo credit: Bruce Cary Jones, executive director of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, and retired USCG commander.

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