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Coast Guard assists adults, children from sinking boat Coast Guard assists adults, children from sinking boat
A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lowers a dewatering pump to a 44-foot yacht taking on water with six people aboard near the...
Father battling cancer surprises son at his advancement in New Orleans Father battling cancer surprises son at his advancement...
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Beard poses with his family at the Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, after being promoted, Feb. 1, 2016. Donald Beard, his father, who is...
Coast Guard promotion Coast Guard promotion
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Beard poses with his father, Donald Beard, at the Lakefront Airport, prior to being promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class, Feb. 1, 2016....
Coast Guard participates in Mardi Gras Coast Guard participates in Mardi Gras
Rear Adm. David Callahan, commander of Coast Guard District Eight, and Capt. Melvin Boubolis, District Eight Chief of Staff, toss beads from the Coast Guard float in...
Coast Guard rescues 9 in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard rescues 9 in Gulf of Mexico
The Coast Guard rescued nine people over the course of two separate incidents in the Gulf of Mexico, Jan. 30, 2016. A Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot...
Barge MM-46 response Barge MM-46 response
The towing vessels Kathy Azlin and Amy Frances are staged next to the damaged MM-46 barge for lightening operations on the Mississippi River near Natchez, Jan. 22,...


Recent Video

Blackthorn Memorial at Sector Field Office Galveston Blackthorn Memorial at Sector Field Office Galveston
Local Coast Guard units gather at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas Jan. 28, 2016 to honor the memory of those who died 36 years ago, Jan. 28, 1980. The U.S. Coast...
Coast Guard Participates in Krewe of Alla Parade Coast Guard Participates in Krewe of Alla Parade
The Coast Guard float made its first appearance of Mardi Gras 2016 during the Krewe of Alla parade, Jan. 31, 2016. The float is seen by over one million people...
Blackthorn Memorial at Sector Field Office Galveston Blackthorn Memorial at Sector Field Office Galveston
Local Coast Guard units gather at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas Jan. 28, 2016, to honor the memory of those who died 36 years ago, Jan. 28, 1980, in Tampa Bay....
Time Lapse Video of Coast Guard Cutter Sangamon Time Lapse Video of Coast Guard Cutter Sangamon
KEOKUK, Iowa -- Time lapse video of Coast Guard Cutter Sangamon departing lock 19 on the Upper Mississippi River and mooring outboard of the Coast Guard Cutter Scioto...
Port Assessment Team Port Assessment Team
DC2 Colton Brown, a member of a Port Assessment Team from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, talks about inspections along the Mississippi River during this period of...
AST New Orleans AST New Orleans
Petty Officer Graham McGinnis takes time to discuss the equipment that AST's use in an emergency medevac or rescue case. Produced by Petty Officer 2nd Class Seth Johnson.


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife assist adults, children from sinking boat near Port Mansfield Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife assist adults,...
Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews helped six people keep their 44-foot yacht from sinking near the Port Mansfield Jetties Sunday afternoon.
Coast Guard, industry navigate future of liquefied gas Coast Guard, industry navigate future of liquefied gas
Senior Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country came together the second week of December at Sector Houston-Galveston to prepare...
Coast Guard oversees work to remove grounded tug, tank barge on Galveston Island, Texas Coast Guard oversees work to remove grounded tug, tank...
The Coast Guard is working closely with contractors and the owner of a seagoing tug and empty tank barge Monday, after the vessels became beached in the vicinity of...
Upper Houston Ship Channel closes to ships after tug, barge sink Upper Houston Ship Channel closes to ships after tug,...
Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Houston closed a small section of the upper ship channel to deep draft ship traffic at 5:58 a.m. Monday, about an hour after a tug...
2 rescued from capsized boat off the Texas City Dike 2 rescued from capsized boat off the Texas City Dike
The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday afternoon after their boat reportedly capsized from a ship's wave north of the Texas City dike near the Houston Ship Channel...
Good Samaritans rescue four from burning boat Good Samaritans rescue four from burning boat
Good Samaritans rescued four people aboard a boat when they saw it on fire at about 6:30 p.m., Saturday near the South Jetty off Galveston.


Recent Audio

Coast Guard ghost story II
In celebration of Halloween, Coast Guardsmen from the 8th Coast Guard District share real-life ghost stories from underway. (U.S. Coast Guard recording by PA2 Ryan...
Coast Guard ghost story
In celebration of Halloween, Coast Guardsmen from the 8th Coast Guard District share real-life ghost stories from underway. (U.S. Coast Guard recording by PA2 Ryan...
Distress communications during boat fire near Galveston
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received and broadcast transmissions on VHF-FM channel 16 (marine band radio) during a boat fire and good Samaritan rescue of...
Lifesaving gift ideas for the holidays
Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Piasecki, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, offers lifesaving gift ideas for the holidays. (U.S. Coast Guard...
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...


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.