Author and entrepreneur Gaspare Marturano released a new book, “World Coast Guards: Global Sea Guardians.”
"Coast Guard men and women, in the United States and abroad, are the unsung heroes of the armed forces,” Marturano said in a statement.
“They are the first line of defense in fighting terrorism, drug trade and piracy throughout the world. As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, I have immense respect for those who have made a career out of protecting our waterways and conducting heroic rescues in some of the worst sea conditions imaginable. This book is dedicated to these brave, hardworking servicemen and women, in sincere thanks for all that they do.”
Marturano said he is donating a portion of the profits from the book to support the construction of the new U.S. National Coast Guard Museum, which is set to open in 2017 in New London, Conn.
“This book is about a nucleus of services throughout the world that perform one of the most important task and humanitarian mission of all — the saving of life at sea,” said Vincent W. Patton III, retired 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, who wrote the foreword for the book.
“Mr. Marturano shines a light on how countries throughout the world value their coast guards as an integral part of their national security and economic efforts,” Patton said. “It’s a great read for boaters, travelers and anyone who has a curiosity about maritime safety and security.”