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Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend
Coast Guard dream becomes reality for youngest recruitThe Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter banked hard, flying around the last reported location of the distressed swimmer. The eyes of the helicopter crew were glued to the water, searching for any sign of splashing or movement. The crew's newest member, Isaac Simmons started pointing and yelling over the headset. "I see him! I see him," shouted Simmons as he spotted the distressed swimmer. "That's not what we say, what do we say Isaac?" asked Petty Officer 2nd Class Roderick Ansley, the crew's rescue swimmer. "Oh yeah, mark, mark, mark," exclaimed Simmons. Ansley was cutting Simmons a little slack as Isaac Simmons is only 7-years-old.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center conducts analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicles during Arctic mission
Coast Guard Research and Development Center conducts analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicles during Arctic missionBeing a multi-mission agency with a diverse range of responsibilities, the Coast Guard relies on a wide variety of technologies to do its job. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center evaluated the capabilities of many new technologies for Coast Guard use during its trip to the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy this summer, but there was at least one device with which the Coast Guard was intimately familiar.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center deploys Unmanned Surface Vehicle during Arctic exercise
Coast Guard Research and Development Center deploys Unmanned Surface Vehicle during Arctic exerciseIn order to expand its presence and understanding of the Arctic, the Coast Guard and its partners evaluated the capabilities of a variety of technologies during the Coast Guard Research and Development Center’s journey aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Several unmanned systems were deployed into the air and below the waves of the ice-filled Arctic Ocean, but the RDC, along with their colleagues from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, weren’t about to forget the value of monitoring the ocean’s surface as well.


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.


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Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Station Valdez personnel talk about their roles in Operation Gold Nugget in Nome, Alaska. During the two week deployment, the team brought a 25-foot Response Boat - Small to conduct boardings on gold dredge...



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Coast Guard rescues 2 from Niagara RiverCoast Guard rescues 2 from Niagara River
Aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescued two people from their boat inside...


Coast Guard receives new life-saving boatCoast Guard receives new life-saving boat
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, recieves a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II.. The...


Columbia River transit of the Blue MarlinColumbia River transit of the Blue Marlin
A time-lapse video of the heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin as it transits the Columbia River past...


Coast Guard Offloads Approximately $19 Million of CocaineCoast Guard Offloads Approximately $19 Million of Cocaine
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in St....


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...


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Coast Guard assists fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska Coast Guard assists fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Belisle, a rescue swimmer from Air Station Sitka, unpacks and transfers a dewatering pump to a crewmember...


Week in the Life 2014 Week in the Life 2014
Petty Officer 3rd Class Gabriel Aldrich, a machinery technician assigned to Coast Guard Station Seattle, checks oil levels in a 25-foot Response...


Flight Training Flight Training
A TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter takes off for a training flight at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, June 9, 2014. During the advanced flight...


Coast Guard Week in the Life 2014 Coast Guard Week in the Life 2014
Seaman Abby Dupree takes a photo of Petty Officer Taylor Fenner for an identification card at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Aug. 25, 2014. Yeoman and...


Coast Guard Station Shinnecock Coast Guard Station Shinnecock
Petty Officer 2nd Class William Stelmack and Petty Officer 2nd Class John Gonzalez, machinery technicians at Station Shinnecock, pull in Brian...


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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...