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Coast Guard cutter recovers 2 from sunken boat Coast Guard cutter recovers 2 from sunken boat
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Manta recovers two fishermen from a raft after their boat sank about 22 miles off South Padre Island, Texas, Sept. 17, 2014. Two...
Blue suits learn about brown water in Western Rivers course Blue suits learn about brown water in Western Rivers course
Members of the Coast Guard's Eighth District are given a tour of a state-of-the-art towboat during one of the three field trips in the Western Rivers Orientation...
Coast Guard rescues displaced diver Coast Guard rescues displaced diver
The Coast Guard Cutter Coho and a response boat from Coast Guard Station Pascagoula locate a missing diver six miles southeast of Perdido Bay, Sept. 16, 2014. During...
Ingalls Shipbuilding delivers national security cutter Hamilton Ingalls Shipbuilding delivers national security cutter...
A ceremony celebrating the completion of the Cutter Hamilton is conducted on the flight deck of the cutter at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss.,...
Coast Guard rescues North Mississippi flood victims Coast Guard rescues North Mississippi flood victims
Flood response crewmembers push forward flat bottom boat in a flood in preparation for a rescue response Sept. 11, 2014. The Coast Guard responded to a flood in...
Coast Guard assists small plane crew after emergency landing near Ellington Field Coast Guard assists small plane crew after emergency...
The Coast Guard assisted two people to safety after their plane crash landed in a field 3 miles northeast of Ellington Field, Sept. 9, 2014.


Recent Video

Four Mexicans rescued in Gulf of Mexico after boat sinks Four 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 miles off South Padre Island, Texas, and notified Sector Corpus Christi...
Coast Guard Falcon Crew Interviewed After Dropping Life Raft to Rescue 2 in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard Falcon Crew Interviewed After Dropping Life...
The crew of a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon is interviewed after dropping a life raft to save two people on a sunken Mexican fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico off South...
Coast Guard Jet Crew Drops Life Raft to Distressed Mariners, Searches for More Coast Guard Jet Crew Drops Life Raft to Distressed...
The crew of a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon drop a life raft to save two people on a sunken Mexican fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico off South Padre Island, Texas, Sept....
Response Ready Response Ready
Coast Guardsmen with Coast Guard Station New Orleans conduct a search and rescue drill near Lake Pontchartrain to ensure their response readiness for a maritime...
Coast Guard Rescues Man Off South Texas Coast After Missing For More Than 24 Hours Coast Guard Rescues Man Off South Texas Coast After...
The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday, who was missing for more than 24 hours, after his boat sank on Saturday. The Coast Guard had been...
Mexican Shrimper Jackie C. Aground on South Padre Island Mexican Shrimper Jackie C. Aground on South Padre Island
The Mexican shrimper Jackie C. aground on South Padre Island. As 67 fishing vessels sought safe refuge in the Port of Brownsville to escape heavy seas from Tropical...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue four Mexicans in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue four Mexicans in...
The 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 contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel...
The Coast Guard contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of...
Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after Tropical Storm Dolly passes Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after...
The Port of Brownsville returns to normal operations Thursday, after the departure of two Mexican shrimp fleets that sought safe harbor ahead of Tropical Storm Dolly.
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.


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.