Crew rescued from sinking ship

Crew rescued from sinking ship
Dramatic footage of fishermen being rescued from their sinking vessel off the coast of Scotland was released by the UK coastguard on Friday.

Coast Guard medevacs baby from cruise ship Carnival Triumph in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs baby from cruise ship Carnival Triumph in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — 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. “It was very rewarding to be able to start a search-and-rescue career helping out a mother and her 8-month-old who really needed us at the time,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Grow, in reference to his first rescue...

Pilot safe after ditching 253 miles from Maui

Pilot safe after ditching 253 miles from Maui
HONOLULU – The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii Sunday. At approximately 4:44 p.m. the pilot was able to deploy the aircraft’s airframe parachute system and safely exit the aircraft into a life raft. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu identified the...

US, Canadian Coast Guard open maritime lanes for commercial vessels

US, Canadian Coast Guard open maritime lanes for commercial vessels
CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are continuing Operation Coal Shovel, the seasonal domestic ice breaking operations in the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River systems, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. As of Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers have logged 493 ice-breaking hours and assisted 53 vessels during Operation Coal Shovel, which began Jan....

Coast Guard Commandant emphasizes Western Hemisphere priorities

Coast Guard Commandant emphasizes Western Hemisphere priorities
WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft addressed transnational threats and maritime challenges at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of the Maritime Security Dialogue, Friday. The Maritime Security Dialogue highlights particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national-level maritime policy to naval concept development and program...

USCG Station Cape Disappointment Surf Training

USCG Station Cape Disappointment Surf Training
A compilation of surf training footage from the crew of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment

Ex NFL player Rob Konrad swims 9 miles to shore

Ex NFL player Rob Konrad swims 9 miles to shore
Former Miami Dolphin Rob Konrad swims 9 miles after falling off boat while fishing

Port Security Unit heads to Guantanamo Bay

Port Security Unit heads to Guantanamo Bay
Petty Officer 2nd Class Bradley Walker, a tactical coxswain with Port Security Unit 308, spends the last few hours with his family before deploying to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Jan. 5, 2015. Seventy-three members of the Kiln, Mississippi-based PSU 308 deployed alongside Walker to support Operation Enduring Freedom with Joint Task Force Guantanamo. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan...

Coast Guard Helo takes out drone

Coast Guard Helo takes out drone
In late August 2014, Hurricane Marie sent large swell to the Pacific coast of California. Thousands of spectators lined the beach to watch body surfers, boogie boarders and surfers challenge the waves at “the Wedge.” Several quad rotor drones buzzed overhead to record the action. A Coast Guard chopper flies in and hovers around, sending one of the drones into the water with its rotor downdraft.