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Coast Guard searches for missing boater near St. Marks, Florida Coast Guard searches for missing boater near St. Marks,...
The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater 50-miles south of St. Marks, Fla., Oct. 19, 2014. Missing is George Taylor, 60, from Tallahassee, Fla., who was...
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Coast Guard crews locate a missing sailboat and search for a missing man. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)
Sector Lower Mississippi participates in career day Sector Lower Mississippi participates in career day
Petty Officer 1st Class John True helps students aboard a Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River small boat at Oakshire Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., Oct....
Centennial Festival of Riverboats Centennial Festival of Riverboats
Various riverboats docked for the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, Oct. 14, 2014. The Centennial Festival of Riverboats is a festival held to celebrate the history...
Centennial Riverboat Festival Centennial Riverboat Festival
Admiral Kevin Cook, commander, 8th Coast Guard District, pins a Meritorious Public Service Award on Mark Doty, captain of the Belle of Louisville, Oct. 14, 2014. The...
Sailboat on the rocks after Coast Guard rescues 2 Sailboat on the rocks after Coast Guard rescues 2
Two men stand with their rescuers after their sailboat, the French Kiss, ran aground on the Galveston, Texas, south jetty Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The aircrew hoisted...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Crews Assist 2 Coast Guard Crews Assist 2
Coast Guard crews searched and located a man after he entered the water Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, and drifted away from his sailboat and...
Coast Guard Helps Establish New Waterway Coast Guard Helps Establish New Waterway
The Coast Guard helped establish Crewboat Cut as a new federal waterway in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, La., Oct. 15, 2014. The new waterway is safer and...
Coast Guard Aircrew Hoists Stranded Man From Marsh at Night Coast Guard Aircrew Hoists Stranded Man From Marsh at Night
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston flight mechanic lowers a rescue swimmer from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to a man stranded in a marsh off Jones Bay, near Bayou...
Station Port Aransas Responds to Five People in Water South of Aransas Pass Texas Station Port Aransas Responds to Five People in Water...
A Station Port Aransas boatcrew comes alongside an overturned boat after it capsized with five people aboard near the Aransas Pass bridge Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. All...
Coast Guard Helps Sea Turtles Swim Free Coast Guard Helps Sea Turtles Swim Free
Crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Gulfport and members of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies release ten sea turtles near Gulfport, Mississippi, Oct. 01, 2014....
Sector New Orleans Spotlight Sector New Orleans Spotlight
An overview of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and the 3 primary missions they support every day along the Gulf Coast.


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard supports the 'Centennial Festival of Riverboats' Coast Guard supports the 'Centennial Festival of Riverboats'
The Festival of Riverboats is a festival held to celebrate the history of Ohio’s riverboats. This year's event was highlighted by the 100-year anniversary of the...
Coast Guard rescues 2 in Corpus Christi Bay Coast Guard rescues 2 in Corpus Christi Bay
Coast Guard crews searched and located a man after he entered the water Sunday afternoon in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, and drifted away from his sailboat and...
Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors off Galveston Jetties Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors off Galveston Jetties
Two men were rescued off the Galveston Jetties by a Coast Guard aircrew after their sailboat became lodged on the rocks Monday morning.
Coast Guard rescues man at night after personal...
A man was located and rescued by a Coast Guard Air Station Houston crew Wednesday night in the marsh off Jones Bay, near Bayou Vista, Texas.
Coast Guard medevacs sailor from container ship off...
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced the crewmember of a container ship approximately 40 miles offshore of South Padre Island late Saturday night.
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.


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.