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Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater rescues boaters Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater rescues boaters
A life raft floats away from the abandoned sailing vessel Irene, 90 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, March 31, 2015. The owner of the Irene abandoned ship after...
Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater rescues boaters Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater rescues boaters
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater assist a man in a raft 90-miles east of Chincoteague, Va., March 31, 2015. The Shearwater's crew responded to the two...
Coast Guard Base Portsmouth changes command Coast Guard Base Portsmouth changes command
Capt. Brenda Kerr (left) assumes the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Base Portsmouth from Capt. Joel Dolbeck (right), under the supervision of...
Station Cape May fireman Station Cape May fireman
Fireman Brittany Mueller cleans the aft bilge on a 45-foot Response Boat—Medium Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J. Mueller, a member of...
100-year birthday celebration 100-year birthday celebration
Linwood "Tick" Thumm takes a bow to a round of applause at the Portsmouth Federal Building in Portsmouth, Va., March 26, 2015. Thumm, a World War II Coast Guard...
100-year-old Coast Guardsman 100-year-old Coast Guardsman
Linwood “Tick” Thumm smiles for the camera March 11, 2015, at his home in Norfolk, Va. Ninety-nine-year-old Thumm was a Coast Guard officer in command of an...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Medevacs Ailing Cruise Ship Passenger Off NC Coast Guard Medevacs Ailing Cruise Ship Passenger Off NC
The Coast Guard medevacs an ailing passenger, her husband and a nurse Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from a cruise ship approximately 95 miles east of Cape Lookout, North...
Coast Guard Honors WWII Veteran On His 100th Birthday Coast Guard Honors WWII Veteran On His 100th Birthday
The Coast Guard hosts a celebration to honor a Coast Guard WWII veteran on his 100th birthday Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Portsmouth, Va. Linwood "Tick" Thumm and...
Rotary Wing Air Intercept Mission Rotary Wing Air Intercept Mission
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., flies over Atlantic City on a training flight City Wednesday, March 25, 2015....
Honoring The Fallen Honoring The Fallen
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., hold an at-sea wreath-laying ceremony Friday, March 6, 2015, off the coast of Atlantic City. The ceremony...
Coast Guard Rescues 2 off Ocean Isle Beach, NC Coast Guard Rescues 2 off Ocean Isle Beach, NC
The Coast Guard rescues two people Sunday, March 8, 2015, from a sinking boat approximately 35 miles southeast of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. The Coast Guard received...
Coast Guard Medevacs Ailing Motor Vessel Crewman off Va. Coast Guard Medevacs Ailing Motor Vessel Crewman off Va.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., medevacs a crewman from the motor vessel Houston Express about 25 miles east of...


Recent News Stories

Taking charge
Rough weather, fatigue, hunger, long hours; these are all conditions Coast Guard service members know well. It is ultimately the responsibility of one person to...
Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together
When people enlist in the Coast Guard, they must complete eight weeks of basic training. It is during this initial phase of service where they learn the ropes — and...
Coast Guard crews work to break ice in Mid-Atlantic region Coast Guard crews work to break ice in Mid-Atlantic region
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Capstan, Cleat and Chock are working this winter to break ice and maintain navigable waterways from the Delaware River, through...
Nucky's tail Nucky's tail
Learn about Nucky, Coast Guard Station Atlantic City's mascot
Our Local Coast Guard — The Rhodes family Our Local Coast Guard — The Rhodes family
Get to know your South Jersey Coast Guard!
Our Local Coast Guard: The Recruiter In Charge Our Local Coast Guard: The Recruiter In Charge
Get to know your South Jersey Coast Guard!


Recent Audio

Suspected hoax call made to Coast Guard in NC 090813
A suspected hoax distress caller contacts Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, N.C., Sept. 8, 2013. The same caller is suspected to have made seven...
Suspected hoax distress call to Coast Guard in NC 122212
A suspected hoax distress caller contacts Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, N.C., Dec. 12, 2012. The same caller is suspected to have made seven...
National Safe Boating Week 2014 audio PSA
The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary remind the boating public of important safety practices. Boaters are urged to wear life jackets, use VHF radios and file a...
Coast Guard rescue audio debrief
Audio debrief of the the Coast Guard coordinated rescue of three people and a dog Thursday, April 23, 2014, approximately 1,000 miles east of Bermuda.
Lifejackets - U.S. Coast Guard - Speechless
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25, 2012. This radio public service announcement spoken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Baierski, from...
Lifejackets - U.S. Coast Guard - First Impulse
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25, 2012. This radio public service announcement spoken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Baierski, from...