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Coast Guard crews catch and detain Mexican poachers off Texas Coast Guard crews catch and detain Mexican poachers off...
Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing...
NOLA Navy Week - CGC Dauntless places third in Seafood Battle of New Orleans NOLA Navy Week - CGC Dauntless places third in Seafood...
Petty Officer 2nd Class Edgar Monita, far right, teams up with Chef Joron Smith of Cafe' Reconcile taking third place in the Seafood Battle of New Orleans cook off on...
NOLA Navy Week - CGC Dauntless crew visits the Audubon Zoo NOLA Navy Week - CGC Dauntless crew visits the Audubon Zoo
Coast Guard Seaman Meghan Edwards, from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, handles a penguin from the Audubon Zoo on Saturday, April 25, 2015, during NOLA Navy Week....
NOLA Navy Week - CGC Dauntless hosts public tours NOLA Navy Week - CGC Dauntless hosts public tours
Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Fisher, executive officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, answers questions from the public during a guided tour Saturday, April 25, 2015....
NOLA Navy Week - CGC Dauntless opens for public tours NOLA Navy Week - CGC Dauntless opens for public tours
Coast Guard Seaman Andi Webster gives a tour on the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless to the Navy League Cadet Corps during NOLA Navy Week on Saturday, April...
Coast Guard participates in Earth Day river bank cleanup Coast Guard participates in Earth Day river bank cleanup
Members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River clean the river bank of the Mississippi River on Earth Day, April 23, 2015. The members collected trash...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Crews Catch and Detain Mexican Poachers Off Texas Coast Guard Crews Catch and Detain Mexican Poachers Off...
Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing...
Helicopter Vertical Surface Hurricane Rescue Training in Texas Helicopter Vertical Surface Hurricane Rescue Training in...
Coast Guard helicopter crews conduct cliff and vertical surface rescue scenarios April 29 and 30, 2015, at Harbor Island, near Port Aransas, Texas, in preparation for...
Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Fishing Boat Off Port Arnasas Coast Guard Medevacs Man From Fishing Boat Off Port Arnasas
An aircrew aboard an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 helicopter hoist the patient from the charter boat Dolphin Express approximately 27 miles off Port Aransas,...
Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman Near Point Au Fer Island Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman Near Point Au Fer Island
The crew of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans was dispatched approximately eight miles offshore Point Au Fer Island to medevac a...
Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Mariner Near Southwest Pass Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Mariner Near Southwest Pass
A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew medevac a man with a reported head injury, south of Southwest Pass, at around 3:10 p.m., April 21, 2015. The Coast Guard...
Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas hosts Patrol Boat Roundup Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas hosts...
Capt. Brett Millican, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston, speaks about the annual Patrol Boat Roundup and it's benefits to the Coast...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals...
The Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats, also known as a lanchas, in the waters off South Texas, each with three Mexican nationals aboard Friday afternoon.
Tanker free after grounding off Galveston, Texas Tanker free after grounding off Galveston, Texas
The Coast Guard has been monitoring response efforts for an oil tanker that ran hard aground Tuesday, 35 miles east of Galveston. The tanker was freed from grounding...
Coast Guard medevacs man with heart attack symptoms off...
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew flew about 5 miles off Galveston to medevac a 49-year-old man suffering from heart attack symptoms Saturday morning.
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.


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.