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A forgiving lesson in boating safety
A lesson in boating safetyAdam was adrift and alone, hoping someone would find him soon. His situation proves that preparation is paramount when it comes to boating safety, as one wrong decision or one forgotten item can turn a routine fishing trip into a search and rescue case.


Coast Guard rescues man overboard in Houston Ship Channel
Coast Guard rescues man overboard in Houston Ship ChannelThe Coast Guard rescued a 62-year-old man who was stranded on Atkinson Island after he fell off his boat near Sylvan Beach and swam to the island Wednesday.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Ice Radar Navigation System aboard Coast Guard Healy during Arctic deployment
Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Ice Radar Navigation System aboard Coast Guard Healy during Arctic deploymentWith its ever-changing ice conditions, the Arctic can be a difficult area to navigate. Seasonal and other shifts in the amount of ice passing through the region require sensitive equipment for vessels to transit safely and, as part of the Coast Guard’s Artic Strategy, a team from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center is evaluating an ice radar system for use by Coast Guard crews operating in ice-filled waters.


Coast Guard Arctic Craft Project looks to older technologies to tackle new challenges in Arctic
Coast Guard Arctic Craft Project looks to older technologies to tackle new challenges in ArcticAs defenders of U.S. marine resources and protectors of lives on the water, the Coast Guard must be always ready for action whereever the nation’s soil meets the sea. That includes the frigid water along the shores of Alaska’s North Slope and part of the Coast Guard's Arctic Strategy is to broaden the Coast Guard’s understanding of Arctic waters and how best to prepare for the challenges the region presents. Though crewmembers and research teams aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy are using their time above the Arctic Circle this year to test technologies that might give the Coast Guard an edge in responding to emergencies in the north, not all of those technologies are on the leading edge.


Coast Guard hoists stranded kayaker near Cape Falcon, Ore.
A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, hoisted a kayaker who was stranded on the rocks near Cape Falcon, Oregon, Saturday afternoon.


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Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, offload 576 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $19 million at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Friday, August 22, 2014. The contraband...



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Haitian Migrant Rescue off of Ragged Island, BahamasHaitian Migrant Rescue off of Ragged Island, Bahamas
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida HC-130 aircrew located an overloaded sailing...


Coast Guard Rescues Two People, Two Dogs West of Great Inagua, BahamasCoast Guard Rescues Two People, Two Dogs West of Great Inagua, Bahamas
Two men and their two dogs were rescued from a fishing vessel 80 nautical miles west of Great...


Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Man 250 Miles North of Barrow, AlaskaCoast Guard Medevacs Injured Man 250 Miles North of Barrow, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs an injured man from the...


Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Tanker Off GalvestonCoast Guard Medevacs Man From Tanker Off Galveston
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 32-year-old crewmember off an Italian-flagged...


Interview with helicopter pilot and b-roll after rescue of man in Houston Ship ChannelInterview with helicopter pilot and b-roll after rescue of man in Houston Ship Channel
Lt. Brian Seekatz, an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter pilot, recalls the...


Legacy Reborn: Christening the Coast Guard Cutter JamesLegacy Reborn: Christening the Coast Guard Cutter James
Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, Coast Guard, Vice Commandant, and Charlene James Benoit, Coast Guard...


Coast Guard Cutter James ChristeningCoast Guard Cutter James Christening
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Charlene James Benoit, sponsor of the Coast Guard Cutter James, breaks a...


Coast Guard medevacs 76-year-old diver 121 miles off GalvestonCoast Guard medevacs 76-year-old diver 121 miles off Galveston
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevacs a 76-year-old man off a charter dive vessel,...


Coast Guard hoists kayaker near Cape Falcon, Ore.Coast Guard hoists kayaker near Cape Falcon, Ore.
A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, hoists a kayaker who was stranded on the...


Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offload an estimated 900 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $800,000Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offload an estimated 900 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $800,000
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offload approximately 900 pounds of marijuana...


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International Port Security Reciprocal Engagement Program International Port Security Reciprocal Engagement Program
Capt. John O'Connor, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Boston, meets with Kenyan maritime authority representatives for the International...


Coast Guard offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine Coast Guard offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine
Crew members from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., offloads 576 kilograms of cocaine,...


Air Station Sitka command master chief honored as ninth Enlisted Ancient Albatross Air Station Sitka command master chief honored as ninth Enlisted Ancient Albatross
Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Ferreira, wearing the original flight gear of the Coast Guard's Enlisted Ancient Albatross, stands next to...


Haitian migrants Haitian migrants
The Royal Bahamian Defense Force interdicts 180 Haitian migrants northwest of Great Exuma, Bahamas, Aug. 20, 2014. Over 400 Haitian migrants were...


Coast Guard medevacs injured mariner 250 miles north of Barrow, Alaska Coast Guard medevacs injured mariner 250 miles north of Barrow, Alaska
The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter approaches the South Korean research icebreaker Araon 250 miles north of...


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Deck Watch - Aug. 21, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Aug. 15-21. Stories include: Rescue of mariner with the assistance of Auxiliary; locating and...


Deck Watch - Aug. 14, 2014
In this week’s Deck Watch, the Coast Guard rescued a missing mariner from Hogan Island and monitored a grounding in Juneau. A 25-foot Response...


Coast Guard rescues man from life raft near Diamond Head - audio mayday
Audio mayday from a man who was in distress after his 41-foot sailboat sank seven miles south of Diamond Head, Oahu, Aug. 12, 2014. The man was...


Deck Watch - Aug. 7, 2014
In this week’s Deck Watch, the Coast Guard conducted three medevacs, responded to three overdue mariners and a capsized vessel near Prince...


Coast Guard urges public, mariners to prepare for heavy weather - PSA
The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to impact the Hawaiian Islands, Aug. 7, 2014. The effects...