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Coast Guard seized lancha, fish and long line gear Coast Guard seized lancha, fish and long line gear
Coast Guard crews in South Padre Island seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters March 23,...
Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman 17 nm south of Southwest Pass Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman 17 nm south of...
A Coast Guard aircrew medeveced a fisherman complaining of abdominal pains, approximately 17 miles south of Southwest Pass, Tuesday. The fisherman was transported to...
Coast Guard pursues Mexican lanchas poaching off South Texas Coast Guard pursues Mexican lanchas poaching off South Texas
Pictured are sharks removed from lancha seized by Coast Guard assets from Air Station Corpus Christi and Station South Padre Island. (Coast Guard photo by Sector...
Houston Ship Channel reopens after collision Houston Ship Channel reopens after collision
Ships and barges resume transit along a previously closed section of the Houston Ship Channel Thursday, after responders moved a damaged chemical tanker out of the...
Congressman Gene Green visits the Incident Command Post Congressman Gene Green visits the Incident Command Post
Capt. Brian Penoyer and Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel brief Congressman Gene Green on the Morgan's Point ship collision response efforts in La Porte, Texas,...
Coast Guard Cutter Active Pacific patrol Coast Guard Cutter Active Pacific patrol
Seaman Justin Marohl lowers flight nets aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active, March 11, 2015. The Active is on a counter narcotic deployment in the Pacific Ocean....


Recent Video

Air Station Houston Rescues 4 from Disabled Boat 65 Miles Off Freeport, Texas Air Station Houston Rescues 4 from Disabled Boat 65...
An aircrew aboard an MH-65 rescue helicopter hoists 4 people from their boat that became disabled after taking on water off Freeport, Texas, March 24, 2015. Coast...
Coast Guard Medevacs Man off Recreational Boat Coast Guard Medevacs Man off Recreational Boat
Air Station Corpus Christi and Station Port Aransas coordinate a medevac of a 70-year-old man from a recreational boat near Port Aransas, Texas, March 19, 2015. Coast...
Coast Guard Engages Lancha in High-Speed Chase Coast Guard Engages Lancha in High-Speed Chase
Air Station Corpus Christi and Station South Padre Island chase down a lancha fishing illegally in U.S. waters March 13, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station...
B-roll of Damaged Chemical Tanker in Houston Ship Channel B-roll of Damaged Chemical Tanker in Houston Ship Channel
Responders apply high-density foam to suppress flammable vapors, work to cover tank breaches and begin removing Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether from the damaged tanks...
B-roll of Damaged Chemical Tanker in Houston Ship Channel B-roll of Damaged Chemical Tanker in Houston Ship Channel
Responders apply high-density foam to suppress flammable vapors, work to cover tank breaches and begin removing Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether from the damaged tanks...
Collision near Morgan's Point, Texas Collision near Morgan's Point, Texas
B-roll footage of response efforts after the collision in the Houston Ship Channel between the chemical tanker Carla Maersk and the bulk carrier Condi Peridot near...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard seizes lancha, fish, long line gear off South Texas waters Coast Guard seizes lancha, fish, long line gear off...
The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat, more than 80 fish and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters Monday morning.
Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled boat 65 miles...
A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted four people from their disabled boat in the Gulf of Mexico, about 65 miles off Freeport, Texas, Tuesday afternoon.
Coast Guard pursues Mexican lanchas poaching off South Texas Coast Guard pursues Mexican lanchas poaching off South Texas
The Coast Guard pursued two Mexican fishing crews in the waters off South Texas on Friday afternoon, interdicting one of them.
Houston Ship Channel fully reopened Houston Ship Channel fully reopened
The Houston Ship Channel was reopened Thursday morning, after responders completed initial salvage plans on a damaged chemical tanker and successfully moved the...
Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico with 133 red snapper Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew...
The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas early Thursday morning with 445 pounds of illegally caught red snapper.
Coast Guard rescues fishermen in consecutive cases in Matagorda Bay, Texas Coast Guard rescues fishermen in consecutive cases in...
Coast Guard boat and air crews rescued a 64-year-old man after his oyster boat went aground and began taking on water in Matagorda Bay early this morning and rescued...


Recent Audio

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...
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...


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.