Maritime Response Program
The Coast Guard is the Nation's maritime first responder. We search for and rescue persons in distress, alleviate human suffering, and mitigate marine casualties and other disastrous events. The Maritime Response program also mitigates pollution and damage to the marine environment through incident response operations. Our all-threats and all-hazards preparedness efforts ensure incident response and recovery resources are fully ready and capable of scalable mobilization in coordination with and support of local, state, tribal, federal, and private sector partners. Additionally, we also provide these same services in support of U.S. interests during international incidents.