Photo – Coast Guard and Navy Capture Pirates

GULF OF ADEN May 13, 2009 – Members of a visit, board, search and seizure VBSS team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg CG 64 and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected pirates.

Adm. Brian Salerno discusses maritime security and piracy

WASHINGTON — One of the Coast Guard’s core responsibilities is maritime safety. This is closely aligned with another core responsibility: maritime security. Ships and mariners cannot be safe if they are not also secure. Nothing illustrates this interwoven nature of safety and security better than the recent events off Somalia involving the Maersk Alabama and Liberty Sun. Each of these U.S. flag...