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Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet
Petty Officer 3rd Class Leeann Palazzolo, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, N.J., prepares for a man-overboard drill offshore from Manasquan...
Coast Guard hoists 3 in Chesapeake Bay, Va. Coast Guard hoists 3 in Chesapeake Bay, Va.
Sailing vessel Mary Kay drags anchor in Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, with three seasick people aboard. A Coast Guard helicopter...
Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue boater from boat fire Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue boater from boat fire
A 33-foot sailboat burns in the water of the Chesapeake Bay near Windmill Point, Va., Oct. 20, 2014. The owner of the vessel was rescued by a good Samaritan and the...
Coast Guard Station Atlantic City Coast Guard Station Atlantic City
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., stand with two rescued boaters at the Coast Guard station Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The Coast Guard crew...
Coast Guard Cutter William Tate Coast Guard Cutter William Tate
Petty Officer 3rd Class April Blocker and Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Thrasher, crewmembers on the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate, help Seaman Michelle Coppage,...
New Coast Guard aids to navigation team opens for operations on Oak Island New Coast Guard aids to navigation team opens for...
Capt. Sean Murtagh (right), Coast Guard Sector North Carolina commander, stands with newly- appointed Chief Petty Officer Ryan Yoraschek, officer in charge of Aids to...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Station Philadelphia Coast Guard Station Philadelphia
Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Law, a boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station Philadelphia, discusses his duties at the station Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The...
Air Station Atlantic City SWET Air Station Atlantic City SWET
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., conduct shallow-water egress training (SWET) during a simulated helicopter water crash Tuesday, Oct....
Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Vessel Off Virginia Coast Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Vessel Off Virginia Coast
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., medevacs a man from a U.S. Navy vessel off the Virginia coast, Wednesday, Oct. 22,...
Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Boater from Boat on Fire Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Boater from Boat on Fire
Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan respond to a distressed boater who's boat had caught on fire in the Chesapeake Bay.
Coast Guard Rescues Two Aground Near Wachapreague, VA Coast Guard Rescues Two Aground Near Wachapreague, VA
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, NC rescues two boaters, Oct. 18, 2014. The boaters had run aground in the waters near...
Coast Guard cutter Eagle enters dry-dock Coast Guard cutter Eagle enters dry-dock
Coast Guard cutter Eagle enters dry-dock at Coast Guard Yard Baltimore Sept. 19, 2014. The Eagle has been temporarily homeported in Baltimore to undergo routine...


Recent News Stories

Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend
The 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...
A forgiving lesson in boating safety A forgiving lesson in boating safety
Adam 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...
Coast Guard ensures public safety at Chincoteague Pony Swim
On this sunny, summer day, the biggest event of the year in the small town of Chincoteague, Va., took place – and the Coast Guard was there to ensure public safety.
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, NC, holds change of command Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, NC, holds change...
Capt. R. Scott Craig assumed command of Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City...
Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ship 135 miles off NC...
The Coast Guard medevaced a 25-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman Sunday from a cruise ship approximately 135 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.
Following historic footsteps to modern tradition Following historic footsteps to modern tradition
On the brisk spring morning, three petty officers got into a vehicle and only two of them knew where they were headed. The junior petty officer had confidence in his...


Recent Audio

National Safe Boating Week 2014 audio PSA
The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary remind the boating public of important safety practices. Boaters are urged to wear life jackets, use VHF radios and file a...
Coast Guard rescue audio debrief
Audio debrief of the the Coast Guard coordinated rescue of three people and a dog Thursday, April 23, 2014, approximately 1,000 miles east of Bermuda.
Lifejackets - U.S. Coast Guard - Speechless
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25, 2012. This radio public service announcement spoken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Baierski, from...
Lifejackets - U.S. Coast Guard - First Impulse
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25, 2012. This radio public service announcement spoken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Baierski, from...
Lifejackets - U.S. Coast Guard - Closer than you think
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25, 2012. This radio public service announcement spoken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Baierski, from...
180434 going deep capsized
FORT MACON, N.C. - Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm pulled four people from the water after their boat capsized 20 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Feb. 27, 2011. The...