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Coast Guard rescues 3 near Cape May, New Jersey Coast Guard rescues 3 near Cape May, New Jersey
Crewmembers from Last Stand, a 42-foot boat, are transferred from aboard their life raft onto a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Cape May, New...
Coast Guard completes 4 rescues in Oregon Inlet, NC Coast Guard completes 4 rescues in Oregon Inlet, NC
A man aboard the 33-foot recreational vessel Split Bill is escorted by a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew after the vessel lost its port engine in Oregon Inlet, North...
Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard boat taking on water 10 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet, NC Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard boat taking on water 10...
Coast Guard personnel from Station Oregon Inlet assist two people aboard the boat Miss Karen II 10 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Monday, April 25,...
Change of command and retirement ceremony for Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck Change of command and retirement ceremony for Rear Adm....
Adm. Paul F. Zukunft (right) presents a certificate of appreciation from President Barack Obama to Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck Friday, April 22, 2016, at the...
Rear Adm. Metruck Retires following 34 years of service Rear Adm. Metruck Retires following 34 years of service
Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck walks with his wife Peggy Duxbury following his change-of-command and retirement ceremony Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Nauticus in...
Rescued from the Maurice River Rescued from the Maurice River
Two men who were rescued by the Coast Guard arrive at the Millville Airport, N.J., Friday, April 22, 2016. The men ran aground while boating on the Mautice River and...


Recent Video

Rescued from the Maurice River Rescued from the Maurice River
An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., hoist two men Friday, April 22, 2016, after their boat ran aground on the Maurice River. The aircrew...
30th Anniversary of Ombudsman Program 30th Anniversary of Ombudsman Program
Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, Fifth District Commander - “Ombudsmen provide important support for the families of Coast Guard men and women who are out there doing...
Coast Guard Station Philadelphia 29-foot RB-S II Coast Guard Station Philadelphia 29-foot RB-S II
B-roll package of Coast Guard Station Philadelphia conducting underway operations with the 29-foot Response Boat-Small II on the Delaware River, Monday, March 7,...
Helicopter crew hoists a man from a grounded skiff Helicopter crew hoists a man from a grounded skiff
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists a man from a grounded skiff near Jamestown Island, Va., Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The helicopter crew first lowered...
Coast Guard rescues 7 near NYC Coast Guard rescues 7 near NYC
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., rescues seven people Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, near New York. The helicopter crew hoisted the...
Coast Guard Rescues 3 People 39 miles Southeast of Oregon Inlet, NC, After Boat Takes on Water Coast Guard Rescues 3 People 39 miles Southeast of...
Coast Guard personnel deploy a rescue swimmer and dewatering pump to a damaged vessel's crew Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 39 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet, North...


Recent News Stories

Safety first Safety first
Marine Safety is one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s important 11 statutory missions, and is the area where the Coast Guard interacts the most with commercial vessels....
Facilities Engineering: The Lifeline Facilities Engineering: The Lifeline
In the Coast Guard aviation field, crew members and pilots work diligently to keep aircraft maintained and ready for action. They work around the clock to keep the...
Coast Guard Reserve Marks 75 Years of Service Coast Guard Reserve Marks 75 Years of Service
The Coast Guard Reserve, with its 7,000 members, is a critical component to national security, according to the Coast Guard’s director of reserve and military...
Phoenix rising - How the US Coast Guard will at last be...
Human flight is inherently amazing. For people looking to satisfy their wonder, or to simply bask in astonishment at accomplishments in the history of aviation,...
Shipmate For Life Shipmate For Life
Mr. Sam is many things. He’s forever a Coast Guard chief, a cutterman by trade and a chief warrant officer by choice, but above all he’s a shipmate for life.
Thanksgiving with Coast Guard Station Annapolis Thanksgiving with Coast Guard Station Annapolis
The autumn air was crisp. Laughter grew louder as the sound of shuffling feet approached. The aromas of turkey and stuffing filled the air. It was Thanksgiving Day,...


Recent Audio

Coast Guard medevacs sailor missing for 66 days
Audio of Frank Jordan thanking the captain of a motor vessel Thursday, April 2, 2015, for spotting and taking aboard his son who had been missing for 66 days.
Coast Guard medevacs sailor missing for 66 days
Audio from the first contact in 66 days between Frank Jordan and his son, missing sailor Louis Jordan, Thursday, April 2, 2015.
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.