Saturday, April 13 at 11 p.m. ET
Sunday, April 14 at 4 a.m. ET
The United States Coast Guard motto Semper Paratus means always ready. And when things go wrong at sea, the USCG is there to help.
For more than 200 years, one of the Coast Guard’s primary missions has been search and rescue and they do it better than anyone else. Last year alone the Coast Gueard saved over 3000 lives. From cutter boat crews to flight teams, it’s a multi-unit response. And when that call comes in, help is on the way in 30 minutes.
This weekend, join host Linda Vester as FOX in Focus looks at the brave men and women who are charged to protect our coasts and our safety at sea.
We'll show you a side of the sea-faring service few have ever seen before.
What does it take to jump out of a hovering chopper into 20-foot seas? We'll take you inside the Coast Guard brutal training session.
It was one of the worst storms on record. A violent tempest ravaging the Eastern Seaboard. You'll meet the real hero behind the amazing Coast Guard rescue from the blockbuster movie, The Perfect Storm.
Plus, nearly eight million tons of legal cargo flow through the port of Miami each year. But an illegal cargo of drugs and migrants also tries to make port in Miami. And it's the Coast Guard's job to stop it.
And, in the wake of September 11, the Coast Guard immediately mobilized in the largest port security operation since World War II. We'll show you how they are accomplishing the towering task of defending our waters.