The Barbados Coast Guard is the maritime division of the Barbados Defence Force. Its responsibilities are patrolling Barbados' territorial waters as well as drug interdiction and humanitarian and life-saving exercises. The Barbados Coast Guard currently is based at its new home at HMBS Pelican in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. The base consists of a partially enclosed base for the coast guard fleet to dock. It consists of a small fleet, including its flagship HMBS Trident.
The usual styling for the Barbados Coast Guard is HMBS which stands for His/Her Majesty's Barbadian Ship.
The Marine division of the Royal Barbados Police Force is co-located with the Barbados Coast Guard. Additionally, the Coast Guard base is home of the Barbados Cadet Corps Sea Cadets (the marine unit of the Barbados Cadet Corps).