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Missing fishing boat Reel Deep Missing fishing boat Reel Deep
The 29-foot fishing charter boat Reel Deep went missing Monday, July 28, 2014.
Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Port Aransas Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Port Aransas
A Coast Guard rescue boat crew medevaced a 55-year-old fisherman suffering from a diabetic symptoms, 8 miles offshore of Port Aransas July 28, 2014. The 45-foot...
Coast Guard assists in rescue of 5 from burning boat near Petit Bois Island Coast Guard assists in rescue of 5 from burning boat...
The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of five people after their 40-foot vessel caught fire near Petit Bois Island, July 25, 2014. Two good Samaritan vessels arrived...
Houston native takes command of Galveston Coast Guard unit Houston native takes command of Galveston Coast Guard unit
Lt. Cmdr. Steve Morris assumes command of Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 during a change-of-command ceremony in Galveston Thursday, July 24, 2014. Morris and...
Coast Guard brings rescued kayakers to safety Coast Guard brings rescued kayakers to safety
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crew brings two rescued kayakers back to the station after their kayak capsized dangerously close to the jetties...
Coast Guard, Life Flight medevac woman ejected from boat Coast Guard, Life Flight medevac woman ejected from boat
A woman is loaded aboard a life flight helicopter after a Coast Guard Station Port O'Connor, Texas, boatcrew medevaced the 49-year-old woman and brought her back to...


Recent Video

Helicopter Crew Lowers Rescue Swimmer, Pump to Save Sinking Boat Helicopter Crew Lowers Rescue Swimmer, Pump to Save...
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew lowers a rescue swimmer and pump to the sinking shrimp boat Huachinango Tuesday, July 29,...
Coast Guard Day 2014: What does the Coast Guard mean to you? Coast Guard Day 2014: What does the Coast Guard mean to you?
NEW ORLEANS - Various members of the 8th Coast Guard District discuss what Coast Guard day means to them prior to the Coast Guard's 224th birthday, which will take...
Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew hovers over a shrimp boat and hoists the fisherman aboard about 25 miles off Port O'Connor, Texas, July 26, 2014....
Coast Guard crews medevac man with head injury in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard crews medevac man with head injury in Gulf...
A man injured from a fall after being shocked attempting to change a lightbulb was medevaced by South Texas air and boat crews 20 miles off Port Aransas, Texas,...
8th District Hurricane Preparedness 8th District Hurricane Preparedness
Rear Admiral Kevin Cook, commander, 8th Coast Guard District, addresses the district on hurricane preparedness at Coast Guard Station New Orleans, July 17, 2014....
Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Corpus Christi Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Corpus Christi
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, lowers a rescue swimmer and hoists a 60-year-old fisherman to safety 11 miles east of...


Recent News Stories

Fishing vessel saved from sinking by crew, Coast Guard
A commercial fishing vessel from Brownsville is slowly making its way back to port Tuesday, thanks to some quick actions by its crew and Coast Guard units.
Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Port O’Connor, Texas
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crew medevaced a 50-year-old fisherman suffering from severe abdominal pains Saturday morning, 25 miles offshore of Port...
Houston native assumes command of Galveston Coast Guard unit Houston native assumes command of Galveston Coast Guard unit
A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in...
Coast Guard rescues fisherman suffering from head injury...
Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crews medevaced a 36-year-old fisherman suffering from a head injury following a fall Thursday night, 20 miles offshore of Port...
Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers at South Padre Island Jetties Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers at South Padre Island Jetties
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crew rescued two male kayakers, ages 16 and 18, at the South Padre Island Jetties after their kayak capsized Wednesday.
Coast Guard, life flight medevac woman after boat runs aground Coast Guard, life flight medevac woman after boat runs...
The Coast Guard medevaced a woman after she and a child sustained injuries from being ejected as their boat ran hard aground Tuesday near Port O'Connor, Texas.


Recent Audio

Mayday call from fishing boat taking on water
Coast Guard crews rescued two fishermen Monday, after their boat started taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders...
120801-G-EK967-Mayday call near Freeport
HOUSTON -- Coast Guard rescue crews saved four people from their sinking fishing boat five miles off the coast of Freeport, Wednesday morning. A crewman aboard the...
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HOUSTON - Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday call from the captain of a fishing vessel at approximately 1:15 p.m. reporting that the...
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HOUSTON - Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday call from the captain of a fishing vessel at approximately 1:15 p.m. reporting that the...
Operational update teleconference with Rear Adm. Paul...
NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 10, 2010) - Rear Adm. Paul D. Zukunft, Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response held a teleconference here today to...
Operational update teleconference with Rear Adm. Paul...
NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 3, 2010) - Rear Adm. Paul D. Zukunft, Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response held a teleconference here today to...


Recent Publications

The Guardian - 06.01.2012
The Guardian - 06.01.2012
The Guardian is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 8th District. Summer 2012 issue.
The Guardian - 01.01.2012
The Guardian - 01.01.2012
The Guardian is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 8th District. Winter 2012 issue.