Eat your heart out, Jack Ryan!

In this chase, the Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 409 chases and captures suspected pirates after responding to a distress signal from a merchant vessel, off the coast of Africa.

It's not all about spectacular missions. The Coast Guard also takes care of the small anonymous people and their small anonymous dogs and cats, like in this mission on the Red River Valley floods, using a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter.