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Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston hosts Mass Rescue Operations workshop Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston hosts Mass Rescue...
Federal, state and local agencies discuss mass casualty response at the Mass Rescue Operations workshop at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston Nov. 13, 2014. The...
2014 CG D8 Patrol Boat Round Up 2014 CG D8 Patrol Boat Round Up
The Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill crew stands on the bow of their cutter holding the Admiral's Cup for the 2014 Patrol Boat Round-up in New Orleans, Nov. 6, 2014. The...
NFL honors military during Saints game NFL honors military during Saints game
Adm. Kevin Cook, commander of the 8th Coast Guard District stands forward to be recognized by the NFL during a Saints game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New...
Coast Guard participates in Grizzlies Care event Coast Guard participates in Grizzlies Care event
Coast Guardsmen from Sector Lower Mississippi River and other volunteers, including members of the Grizzlies basketball team, painted basketball courts, replaced...
Coast Guard hosts Pleasant Hill Elementary School Coast Guard hosts Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Pope of Coast Guard Cutter Kankakee shows a student from Pleasant Hill Elementary School how to properly wear a personal flotation...
Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay
Members of Team Red, White and Blue, a national veteran's advocacy group, pose on the steps of Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, Oct. 18, 2014. Team RWB...


Recent Video

Cage Artist Cage Artist
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Krisanto Paragas, of Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans, trains in escrima, a Filipino form of martial arts. Paragas...
Coast Guard, Local Responders Rescue 2 Near Packery Channel Coast Guard, Local Responders Rescue 2 Near Packery Channel
A Coast Guard helicopter crew and the Flour Bluff Fire Department rescued two people who ran aground on their jet ski near Packery Channel Nov. 9, 2014. A rescue...
Coast Guard Medevacs Fishing Vessel Captain Near Baffin Bay Coast Guard Medevacs Fishing Vessel Captain Near Baffin Bay
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced the captain of a fishing vessel near Baffin Bay Nov. 5, 2014, after he was reported having problems breathing. U.S....
Active Duty Ghost Hunter Active Duty Ghost Hunter
David Hoag, a Coast Guardsman, hunts ghosts in his off time in New Orleans. As amateur ghost hunter he hopes that he can help prove whether or not ghosts exist.
The Turnaround The Turnaround
Dan Mims, a Coast Guardsman with Sector New Orleans, spends time after work with youth around his community every Wednesday and Sunday. Mims plays basketball with the...
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...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guardsman teaches water rescue to Cub Scouts in South Texas Coast Guardsman teaches water rescue to Cub Scouts in...
A local Corpus Christi pack of Webelos had a special guest from the Coast Guard teach them water rescue techniques Tuesday night.
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.


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.