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Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue four Mexicans in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard cutter recovers 2 from sunken boatThe Coast Guard and a Mexican shrimper rescued four Mexican fishermen Wednesday after their boat sank about 22 miles offshore of South Padre Island.


Coast Guard commandant recognizes service member for role in drug busts
Coast Guard commandant recognizes service member for role in drug bustsThe Coast Guard’s highest ranking officer made a surprise visit to Cutter Bertholf Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. to recognize a Coast Guardsman for his role in two drug busts off the Colombia coast. The Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft recognized Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Baasch, a gunner’s mate aboard the Cutter Bertholf, for his actions during two counter narcotics operations off Colombia June 28 and July 20. Baasch’s direct involvement resulted in the seizure of more than 7,450 pounds of cocaine with an import value of more than $113 million and the apprehension of six suspected smugglers.


Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts hazardous materials response training
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts hazardous materials response trainingAs enforcers of America’s maritime laws, Coast Guard boarding teams are typically associated with images of drug and migrant interdiction, monitoring fisheries and boating safety. However, as defenders of U.S. ports and harbors, Coast Guard members must also be prepared to respond to more dire threats to the nation’s security.


Coast Guard Sector New York holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony
Coast Guard Sector New York holds 9/11 remembrance ceremonyA somber mood was set this morning as Coast Guard men and women gathered at Coast Guard Sector New York, in Staten Island, New York, to remember the innocent lives lost 13 years ago.


Local Coast Guard crew returns from a successful multi-mission deployment
Local Coast Guard crew returns from a successful multi-mission deploymentThe Alameda-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to its homeport of Alameda Saturday completing a 14-week deployment that included counter-smuggling patrols, participation in the largest multi-national maritime exercise in the world, and fisheries enforcement operations.


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A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point flew approximately 400 miles to airdrop a container of lifesaving blood to a cruise ship northeast of Oahu Sept. 23, 2014. Personnel aboard the cruise ship, Carnival Miracle contacted the Coast...



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Miami Beach Drug OffloadMiami Beach Drug Offload
Coast Guardsmen offload cocaine at Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., Sep. 18, 2014. The...


Four Mexicans rescued in Gulf of Mexico after boat sinksFour Mexicans rescued in Gulf of Mexico after boat sinks
The Coast Guard responds after a tanker noticed people on the bow of a sunken boat about 22...


Coast Guard Falcon Crew Interviewed After Dropping Life Raft to Rescue 2 in Gulf of MexicoCoast Guard Falcon Crew Interviewed After Dropping Life Raft to Rescue 2 in Gulf of Mexico
The crew of a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon is interviewed after dropping a life raft to save two...


Coast Guard Jet Crew Drops Life Raft to Distressed Mariners, Searches for MoreCoast Guard Jet Crew Drops Life Raft to Distressed Mariners, Searches for More
The crew of a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon drop a life raft to save two people on a sunken Mexican...


Response ReadyResponse Ready
Coast Guardsmen with Coast Guard Station New Orleans conduct a search and rescue drill near Lake...


Commandant Recognizes Coast Guardsman for role in counter drug operationsCommandant Recognizes Coast Guardsman for role in counter drug operations
Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, recognizes Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Baasch...


Coast Guard Rescues Man Off South Texas Coast After Missing For More Than 24 HoursCoast Guard Rescues Man Off South Texas Coast After Missing For More Than 24 Hours
The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday, who was missing for more than 24...


U.S. Coast Guard Prisoner of War Lt. Jimmy Crotty DedicationU.S. Coast Guard Prisoner of War Lt. Jimmy Crotty Dedication
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy football team honors Lt. Jimmy Crotty by dedicating their 2014...


Coast Guard airlifts unresponsive individual near Coos Bay, Ore.Coast Guard airlifts unresponsive individual near Coos Bay, Ore.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend hoisted an individual...


Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts hazardous materials response training.Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts hazardous materials response training.
Coast Guard personnel at Sector Anchorage, Alaska, attend domestic egress training at Sector...


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Crews prepare an HU-25 Falcon for flight Crews prepare an HU-25 Falcon for flight
Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Corpus Christi, Texas, aircrews prepare the last HU-25 Falcon jet in service, Sept. 16, 2014, for one of a few...


Final HU-25 Falcon formation flight Final HU-25 Falcon formation flight
Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Corpus Christi aircrews take the last HU-25 Falcon jet on a formation flight around Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept....


Coast Guard retires last HU-25 Falcon Coast Guard retires last HU-25 Falcon
Rear Adm. John Korn, the Coast Guard 24th Ancient Albatross and Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Ferreira, the 24th Enlisted Ancient Albatross...


Coast Guard medevacs injured diver near Patos Island, Wash. Coast Guard medevacs injured diver near Patos Island, Wash.
A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash., prepares an injured diver to be hoisted from the deck of a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium...


Coast Guard cutter involved in collision with fishing vessel off Puerto Rico Coast Guard cutter involved in collision with fishing vessel off Puerto Rico
The 42-foot fishing vessel Sea Shepherd sinks approximately nine nautical miles northeast of Vieques, Puerto Rico, following a collision with the...


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Distress call prompts Coast Guard rescue
This distress call from an injured sailor prompted a late night rescue of two off Kauai, Sept. 17, 2014. Watchstanders at Sector Honolulu Command...


Deck Watch - Sept. 11, 2014
In this week’s Deck Watch, the Coast Guard three medevacs, participated in an emergency towing system drill with the city of Unalaska,...


Deck Watch - Sept. 4, 2014
In this week's Deck Watch, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy is hosting a free open house for visitors at the cruise ship terminal in Juneau,...


Rescue 21 recording
Sean Meek, a good Samaritan, counts people in the water in Eagle Harbor near Bainbridge Island, Wash., while issuing a mayday call to...


Mayday call for capsized vessel near Bainbridge Island, Wash.
A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle responds to a mayday call via VHF-FM channel 16 from Sean Meek, a good Samaritan...