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Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew...
Red snapper seized by Coast Guard small boat crews during a lancha interdiction in South Texas waters Feb. 26, 2015. The Coast Guard estimates over 1,100 annual...
Coast Guard celebrates Black History Month Coast Guard celebrates Black History Month
NEW ORLEANS – RADM Kevin Cook, Commander of the Eighth U.S. Coast Guard District, presents a certificate of appreciation to Clarence A. Becknell, Sr., Historian...
Coast Guard helps boaters stranded in Lake Pontchartrain Coast Guard helps boaters stranded in Lake Pontchartrain
The Coast Guard assisted four people aboard a disabled fishing vessel taking on water on Lake Pontchartrain, Feb., 23, 2015. A Coast Guard Station New Orleans...
West Virginia train derailment response West Virginia train derailment response
Workers with the West Virginia train derailment response use cranes to re-rail a tank car involved in the derailment near Mount Carbon in preparation for its removal...
Hoist training Hoist training
A rescue swimmer is lowered during air operations training off Galveston, Texas Feb. 19, 2015. Air operations trainings are held regularly to ensure the search and...
West Virginia train derailment response West Virginia train derailment response
Response crews for the West Virginia train derailment continue to monitor the burning of the derailed rail cars near Mount Carbon next to the Kanawha River, Feb. 18,...


Recent Video

West Virginia Train Derailment Response West Virginia Train Derailment Response
Response crews working with the West Virginia Train Derailment Response Unified Command perform excavation operations to remove impacted soil around the derailment...
Coast Guard medevacs Tanker Crewmember Off Galveston Coast Coast Guard medevacs Tanker Crewmember Off Galveston Coast
A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter crew hoists and transfers a crewmember having heart attack symptoms from the Zambezi Star in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage February...
Coast Guard Assists Family of 4 to Safety near Port Mansfield, Texas Coast Guard Assists Family of 4 to Safety near Port...
A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a family of four, including two young children, aboard a grounded recreational boat near Port Mansfield, Texas, Feb. 16, 2015. U.S....
Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard performs at National WWII Museum Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard performs at National...
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard perform silent drills before an audience at the National World War II Museum, Feb. 15, 2015. The Honor Guard...
Mexican Fishing Vessel Interdicted by South Texas Coast Guard Crews; Caught Poaching in U.S. Waters Mexican Fishing Vessel Interdicted by South Texas Coast...
The Coast Guard interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel in U.S. waters, Feb. 06, 2015, after a more than 30 minute pursuit that ended offshore of South Padre Island.
Coast Guard Medevacs 1 Near Venice Coast Guard Medevacs 1 Near Venice
The Coast Guard medevaced the captain of a fishing vessel five miles off of Main Pass near Venice, Feb. 02, 2015. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard medevacs tanker crew member off Galveston coast
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 46-year-old crew member off a tanker in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage Thursday morning.
Coast Guard medevacs woman off Carnival cruise ship 184...
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 51-year-old woman off a Carnival cruise ship approximately 184 miles offshore of Galveston early today.
Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew...
The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching red snapper in the waters off South Texas late Tuesday night.
Coast Guard interdicts more Mexican fisherman poaching in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard interdicts more Mexican fisherman poaching...
The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew who fled from authorities Sunday, after poaching shark, red snapper, and eel in the waters off South Texas.
Coast Guard medevacs baby from cruise ship in Gulf of Mexico
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an 8-month-old baby girl from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph early Monday morning, 140 miles southeast of Galveston.
Coast Guard intercepts Mexican fishermen poaching in South Texas waters Coast Guard intercepts Mexican fishermen poaching in...
The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew attempting to poach red snapper in South Texas Saturday night.


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.