US COAST GUARD CELEBRATES 212 YEARS OF SERVICE

INTERTANKO congratulates the US Coast Guard on their 212th anniversary of the establishment of the organization known today as the US Coast Guard.

On 4 August 1790, the First Congress of the United States directed the creation of a "system of cutters" to protect the revenue of the new nation and perform other duties as required. Over the years, other agencies, such as the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, and the Bureau of Navigation and Marine Inspection have been added.

 

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