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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.
Mexican shrimping fleets depart the Port of Brownsville after safe harbor from Tropical Storm Dolly Mexican shrimping fleets depart the Port of Brownsville...
Mexican shrimping fleets departed the Port of Brownsville Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after 67 of the vessels gained entry for safe harbor from heavy seas caused by...
Coast Guard tracks derelict vessel off Freeport, Texas Coast Guard tracks derelict vessel off Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport crews check out a derelict vessel, Rich, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, located about 20 miles southeast of Freeport. The vessel was found and...
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...


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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...
Coast Guard Tracks Derelict Vessel off Freeport, Texas Coast Guard Tracks Derelict Vessel off Freeport, Texas
A derelict vessel, Rich, aground on Sargent Beach, located about 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas. The vessel was found and reported by a passing vessel, the Lady...
Underwater Brotherhood Underwater Brotherhood
The Coast Guard and the other branches of the military have members who intensely train for dangerous missions for the Nation. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert...
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...


Recent News Stories

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.
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.


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.