Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A guard stationed on the coast; specifically, in Great Britain, a body of men originally designed only to prevent smuggling as agents of the customs, and hence called the preventive service, but now employed as a general police force for the coast, under the charge of the Admiralty.
“Even though diplomatic tensions between the two countries escalated after last month's collision of a Chinese trawler with Japanese coast-guard vessels, corporate ties linking China and Japan have never been stronger.”
“A Chinese fisherman allegedly murdered a South Korean coast-guard officer last month after the officer attempted to stop the man from fishing in South Korean waters.”
“Two coast-guard ships are trying to contain the oil spread, the statement said.”
“Italian police and coast-guard officials on Sunday rescued some 400 illegal migrants coming from Libya whose boat was tossed against rocks near a port in the tiny southern Italian island of Lampedusa after the steering malfunctioned, officials said.”
“It has sent two tugboats, an oil spill response vessel and two coast-guard vessels to the location.”
“A senior official in Mr. Noda's office said in an interview Monday that the two leaders "may explore" more frequent joint coast-guard exercises, and more frequent consultations between naval officials.”
“A Chinese captain was arrested in the fatal stabbing of a South Korean coast-guard officer who was leading an assault to stop the fishing vessel in South Korean waters.”
“Italian prosecutors allege that Mr. Schettino's failure to accurately brief coast-guard officials delayed the rescue effort.”
“In September, a Chinese fishing boat collided with a Japanese coast-guard vessel in waters around the islands.”
“A collision in that same area in September between a Chinese fishing boat and a Japanese coast-guard vessel escalated bilateral tensions to levels not seen in years.”
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