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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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Coast Guardsmen offload cocaine at Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., Sep. 18, 2014. The Crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear interdicted the $23 million of cocaine from a container ship on Sep. 8, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty...



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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...


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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...


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...


Coast Guard Station Bodega BayCoast Guard Station Bodega Bay
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay was established July 5, 1963 and is home to 31 enlisted...


Coast Guard medevacs man 150 miles offshoreCoast Guard medevacs man 150 miles offshore
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew hoists a 51-year-old man from a 65-foot...


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Coast Guard conducts search and rescue demonstration Coast Guard conducts search and rescue demonstration
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct a search and rescue demonstration in the Honolulu Harbor, Sept. 16, 2014. Air...


Coast Guard Cutter Fir conducts SORS training Coast Guard Cutter Fir conducts SORS training
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot buoy tender home-ported in Astoria, Ore., prepare the Fast Sweep Boom for storage after...


North Pacific Coast Guard Forum North Pacific Coast Guard Forum
Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Cordova, a maritime enforcement specialist, observes response boat crew platforms approaching the beam of the Coast...


2014 Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Symposium 2014 Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Symposium
Lorraine Keith, left, of St. Vincent’s Healthcare, and Capt. Melissa Bert, chief of staff for the Coast Guard 7th district, receive copies of...


Drug smuggling haulted northeast of Panama Drug smuggling haulted northeast of Panama
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Bear comes alongside the 208-foot cargo vessel Borocho northeast of Panama in international waters...


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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...