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Coast Guard interdicts, seizes lancha with 4 Mexican Nationals aboard Coast Guard interdicts, seizes lancha with 4 Mexican...
The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat with four Mexican nationals in the waters off South Texas Wednesday, May 27, 2015. At 1 p.m., a Station South Padre...
Refugio oil spill response Refugio oil spill response
SANTA BARBARA - Members from the International Bird Rescue clean an oiled brown pelican at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center, May 25, 2015. Oiled...
Refugio oil response Refugio oil response
Scott Skeleton, a certified industrial hygienist gives a safety briefing to clean up crews before operations start at the Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 24, 2015....
Biologists survey oil impact from Refugio Beach Oil Spill Biologists survey oil impact from Refugio Beach Oil Spill
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists and environmental contaminants staff document impacts on wildlife by surveying the beaches and surrounding areas as part of...
Coast Guard Base New Orleans change of command Coast Guard Base New Orleans change of command
Capt. Jon Gage, right, transfers command to Capt. Lucinda Cunningham, left, as Rear Adm. Thomas Jones, Director of operational logistics, oversees the transfer of...
Coast Guard bomb sniffing dog retires after 6 years of service Coast Guard bomb sniffing dog retires after 6 years of...
Chief Bert stands with his handler, Petty Officer 1st Class Chandler Nuttal, Nuttal's family and the commanding officer of MSST Galveston, Lt. Cmdr. Steve Morris,...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Bomb Sniffing Dog Retires After 6 Years of Service Coast Guard Bomb Sniffing Dog Retires After 6 Years of...
Chief Bert, a Coast Guard bomb sniffing dog from the Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston retired May 22, 2015, at a ceremony held at the MSST in Galveston,...
Coast Guard, Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescue 3 from aground boat Coast Guard, Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescue 3 from...
The Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescued two men by boat before a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted third man, who was injured, to safety Tuesday,...
Eighth District Change of Command, Rear Adm. Kevin Cook Retires Eighth District Change of Command, Rear Adm. Kevin Cook...
Rear Adm. Kevin S. Cook is relieved of command of the Coast Guard's Eighth District by Rear Adm. David R. Callahan prior to Cook retiring from 36-years service, at...
Coast Guard Medevacs Man off Sailboat 120 Miles off Corpus Christi, Texas Coast Guard Medevacs Man off Sailboat 120 Miles off...
A South Texas Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 29-year-old man off a sailing vessel approximately 120 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Friday, May 15,...
Coast Guard Hoists 19-year-old Kayaker to Safety Coast Guard Hoists 19-year-old Kayaker to Safety
A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoists a 19-year-old man in Nueces Bay after his kayak capsized Tuesday afternoon, May 5, 2015. He was rescued after his friends noticed...
Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner from South Pass Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner from South Pass
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopter rescue crew medevaced a mariner reportedly suffering from abdominal pain, near South Pass, May 04, 2015. The man was...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard, Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescue 3 men off boat aground on Galveston Jetty Coast Guard, Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescue 3 men...
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man and Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescued two others after their disabled boat drifted onto the South Galveston Jetty Tuesday.
Coast Guard saves 19-year-old kayaker in Texas
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 19-year-old man in Nueces Bay after his kayak capsized Tuesday afternoon.
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.


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.