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Boat located without passengers, 2 missing near Freeport, Texas Boat located without passengers, 2 missing near...
A boat was located doing circles on the Brazos River by the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department and they contacted the Coast Guard at about 9:20 a.m., July 28, 2015,...
Project Resident Office Gulf Coast change of command Project Resident Office Gulf Coast change of command
Capt. James T. Hurley, right, transfers command to Capt. Christopher S. Webb, left, as Rear Adm. Joseph M. Vojvodich, assistant commandant for acquisition and chief...
Coast Guard Station New Orleans Coast Guard Station New Orleans
Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Parrish, machinery technician (left) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Victoria Ryan, boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station New Orleans,...
Coast Guard Station New Orleans Coast Guard Station New Orleans
Petty Officer 2nd Class Victoria Ryan, boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station New Orleans, drives a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium on Lake Pontchartrain, July 22,...
Responders prepare to move damaged barge after collision in Intracoastal Waterway Responders prepare to move damaged barge after collision...
Responders work to stabilize and move damaged barges after a collision and fire in the Intracoastal Waterway early Monday morning, July 20, 2015. A tug and two barges...
Coast Guard responds to barge collision Coast Guard responds to barge collision
The coast guard assisted in response to a collision and fire early Monday morning in the Intracoastal Waterway near Bolivar Peninsula in Texas, July 20, 2015.


Recent Video

Coast Guard Responds to 4 Adults, 3 Children on Sinking Boat Near Texas/Louisiana Border Coast Guard Responds to 4 Adults, 3 Children on Sinking...
Coast Guard crews from Sabine Pass, Houston and Corpus Christi jumped into action to rescue four adults and three children after a report that their boat began to...
Barge Collision, Fire on Intracoastal Waterway in Texas Barge Collision, Fire on Intracoastal Waterway in Texas
A video camera pointed at the Houston Ship Channel captures an incident that occurred at approximately 1:20 a.m., July 20, 2015, at mile marker 359 on the...
Mapped Barge Movements and Radio Transmissions During Collision on Intracoastal Waterway Mapped Barge Movements and Radio Transmissions During...
Mapped movements based on Automatic Identification System data and audio recorded on VHF-marine band radio channel 13 of an incident that occurred at approximately...
Overflight of Response Efforts after Collision in Intracoastal Waterway near Galveston Overflight of Response Efforts after Collision in...
Response crews work to ready and move damaged barges after a collision between barges carrying naphtha and cumene on the Intracoastal Waterway near Bolivar Peninsula...
Coast Guard Responds to Barge Collisions Coast Guard Responds to Barge Collisions
Barges of naphtha and cumene wait to be moved so their product can be safely offloaded after a collision and fire early Monday morning in the Intracoastal Waterway...
Coast Guard Responds to Barge Collision near Bolivar Peninsula Coast Guard Responds to Barge Collision near Bolivar...
Barges of naphtha and cumene wait to be moved so their product can be safely offloaded after a collision and fire early Monday morning in the Intracoastal Waterway...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard crews locate 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard crews locate 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two overdue divers offshore from San Jose Island, Texas, Saturday afternoon.
Coast Guard identifies oil seepage on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas Coast Guard identifies oil seepage on Bolivar Peninsula,...
The Coast Guard, state and local officials are responding to an area of oil seepage Saturday on the Bolivar Peninsula approximately 4 miles west of Rollover Pass.
Great Texas 300 catamaran race starts with 2 Coast Guard...
The Coast Guard brought two men to safety Thursday after a sailboat capsized three miles offshore and rescued another man who went overboard 11 miles offshore; all...
The master of disaster The master of disaster
Behind every service member who chose to join the military, there is a reason that led them on the path they chose. Whether it’s to serve their country, to further...
Shelter-in-place lifted, Houston Ship Channel reopened...
A shelter-in-place was lifted and the Houston Ship Channel was reopened at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday after an incident in the upper ship channel that caused the release of...
Coast Guard medevacs 20-year-old with seizures off Port...
A 20-year-old man was medevaced after suffering multiple seizures aboard a charter fishing boat approximately 33 miles off of Port Aransas Saturday morning.


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.