"Professionally and proficiently operated by the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, the service's cutters, aircraft, and boats are standing by 24/7 to respond to safety and security threats in all weather conditions, day or night. As the lead federal agency in the maritime domain for law enforcement, incident response, homeland security, and disaster management, these specialized capabilities enable the Coast Guard to save lives, protect the environment, enforce federal laws on the high seas, and defend the homeland. In recent years, the Coast Guard realized several achievements with recapitalizing its assets. [...] Despite these milestones, fleet and aircraft recapitalization timelines lag service need, endangering the ability to be 'Always Ready' to prepare for, respond to, and quickly recover from major incidents. Moving forward, the Coast Guard will thoughtfully pursue and achieve a balanced and executable acquisition program for the deteriorating offshore, coastal, and inland assets."
U.S. Coast Guard: https://www.uscg.mil/