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Boat fire under Kemah bridge Boat fire under Kemah bridge
A 45-foot boat burns under the 146 bridge near Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Three people aboard the boat were able to get off safely, and a...
Helicopter crew transports 3 stranded campers, 2 dogs Helicopter crew transports 3 stranded campers, 2 dogs
An Air Station/Sector Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew stands with three men and two dogs they picked up from Padre Island National Seashore in Texas...
Coast Guard rescues man overboard in Houston Ship Channel Coast Guard rescues man overboard in Houston Ship Channel
A Coast Guard Air Station aircrew stands with a 62-year-old man who fell overboard off his fishing vessel in the Houston Ship Channel, then swam to Atkinson Island,...
Legacy reborn; Coast Guard Cutter James christened Legacy reborn; Coast Guard Cutter James christened
Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, conducts an interview with Alyssa Meisner, of WXXV 25 News Gulfport, during a media day for the Coast...
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton
The Coast Cutter Hamilton performs sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico Aug. 13, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega)
Missing fishing boat Reel Deep Missing fishing boat Reel Deep
The 29-foot fishing charter boat Reel Deep went missing Monday, July 28, 2014.


Recent Video

Hurricane Katrina B-roll Hurricane Katrina B-roll
A tug and barge brings approximately one thousand New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina to a safe haven near the Algiers Point ferry terminal Sept. 1,...
Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Tanker Off Galveston Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Tanker Off Galveston
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 32-year-old crewmember off an Italian-flagged tanker Aug. 20, 2014 after he suffered an injury from a snapped fender...
Interview with helicopter pilot and b-roll after rescue of man in Houston Ship Channel Interview with helicopter pilot and b-roll after rescue...
Lt. Brian Seekatz, an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter pilot, recalls the rescue of a man off Atkinson Island in the Houston Ship Channel...
Legacy Reborn: Christening the Coast Guard Cutter James Legacy Reborn: Christening the Coast Guard Cutter James
Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, Coast Guard, Vice Commandant, and Charlene James Benoit, Coast Guard Cutter James sponsor, talk about the legacy of Joshua James and the...
Coast Guard medevacs crewmembers off bulk freighters 172 miles off Louisiana coast Coast Guard medevacs crewmembers off bulk freighters 172...
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevacs a 33-year-old crewmember off a bulk freighter, after he suffered an arm injury following a fall in the bilge of the...
Coast Guard Cutter James Christening Coast Guard Cutter James Christening
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Charlene James Benoit, sponsor of the Coast Guard Cutter James, breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow of the James during a christening...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard, Seabrook and Kemah fire crews respond to boat fire under Kemah bridge Coast Guard, Seabrook and Kemah fire crews respond to...
The Coast Guard along with fire departments from Seabrook and Kemah, Texas, responded to a boat fire under the Highway 146 bridge Friday.
Coast Guard transports 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore Coast Guard transports 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island...
The Coast Guard picked up three men and two dogs from Padre Island National Seashore after their vehicles became disabled on the beach Wednesday.
Coast Guard rescues man overboard in Houston Ship Channel Coast Guard rescues man overboard in Houston Ship Channel
The 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.
Coast Guard medevacs captain of tanker
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced the captain of a tanker approximately 50 miles offshore of Corpus Christi Wednesday morning.
Coast Guard catches poachers in US waters, 153 sharks
Coast Guard crews intercepted and seized a Mexican boat and crew illegally fishing in U.S. waters Sunday, continuing the seventh busy day for federal fisheries...
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.


Recent Audio

Good Samaritan reports boat fire on marine band radio
A good Samaritan aboard the vessel Sea Candy reporting that a 45-foot boat is on fire under the Highway 146 bridge near Kemah, Texas, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Coast...
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...


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.