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Coast Guard conducts rescue training at San Luis Pass Coast Guard conducts rescue training at San Luis Pass
(From left) Cmdr. Scott Langum, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Houston and Chief Petty Officer Charles Ferrante head toward shore after participating...
Coast Guard conducts rescue training at San Luis Pass Coast Guard conducts rescue training at San Luis Pass
Coast Guard Air Station Houston crewmembers practice water rescues at San Luis Pass, April 22, 2014, on Galveston Island, where in the summer of 2013, four people...
Coast Guard reservist returns home Coast Guard reservist returns home
Petty Officer Carol Smith, a Southern Pines, N.C., resident and Coast Guard reservist assigned to Sector North Carolina, Wilmington, N.C., returned from an extended...
Coast Guard seeks information on stranded vessel Coast Guard seeks information on stranded vessel
The Coast Guard seeks information on a 16-foot Hobie Cat sailing vessel found adrift 1.3 nautical miles south of Gulfport Harbor, Miss., April 16, 2014. Coast Guard...
Coast Guard rescues 3 from tug taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain Coast Guard rescues 3 from tug taking on water in Lake...
The uninspected towing vessel Todd Michael is grounded on Lake Pontchartrain, April 15, 2014. The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from the vessel after...
8th Coast Guard District supports Sexual Assault Awareness Month 8th Coast Guard District supports Sexual Assault...
Members of the 8th Coast Guard District show support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in their service dress bravo uniforms on the steps of the Hale Boggs Federal...


Recent Video

Coast Guard practices rescues at San Luis Pass, warns swimmers to look elsewhere Coast Guard practices rescues at San Luis Pass, warns...
Coast Guard Air Station Houston helicopter crews practice rescuing one another in the dangerous waters of San Luis Pass, off Galveston Island, April 22, 2014. In a...
Making the Rounds Making the Rounds
Fireman Kimbell Bush describes the experience of being a security watchstander for the engine room on the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless. Video taken by Petty Officer...
Coast Guard medevacs 2 from NOAA vessel 264 miles southwest of New Orleans Coast Guard medevacs 2 from NOAA vessel 264 miles...
The Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Oceanic Explorer 264 miles southwest of New Orleans in the...
A Workout to Remember: CG-6535 A Workout to Remember: CG-6535
Members of the 8th Coast Guard District participate in a CrossFit Hero Workout of the Day at the CrossFit Overtoque box at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans in...
First rehabilitated birds released after oil spill First rehabilitated birds released after oil spill
Wildlife specialists release the first set of rehabilitated birds April 4, 2014, at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, after an oil spill at the Texas...
Responders Clean Big Reef on Galveston Island Responders Clean Big Reef on Galveston Island
Responders work to clean the remaining oil — with pompoms, rakes and power washers — from some of the worst hit parts of Galveston Island on the northeast end...


Recent News Stories

Reservist returns home from extended duty Reservist returns home from extended duty
A Southern Pines, N.C., resident and Coast Guard Reservist assigned to Sector North Carolina, Wilmington, N.C., returned from an extended tour of duty for the...
Man and his dog rescued from capsized vessel
A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a man and his dog after intense weather conditions capsized their towboat in Matagorda Bay, Sunday.
Coast Guard investigates cause of collision in Houston Ship Channel Coast Guard investigates cause of collision in Houston...
The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between the cargo ship Genius Star VII and a barge loaded with 840,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil in the Houston...
Flight mechanic's first medevac: rescues doctor from research vessel 190 miles off Galveston Flight mechanic's first medevac: rescues doctor from...
A Coast Guard flight mechanic, and Reeds Spring, Mo., native, medevaced a man from a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 190 miles southeast of...
Coast Guard medevacs man from charter in Gulf of Mexico
The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man Saturday, who was suffering from chest pains while out on a charter boat approximately 22 miles northeast of Port Mansfield,...
Master Cutterman of the Harry Claiborne Master Cutterman of the Harry Claiborne
It's your birthday; you’re hanging out with your family and friends. There are candles, birthday cake and presents. Relaxing right? Chief Warrant Officer Paul...


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.