USCG dominates firefighters at Waterball competition

USCG dominates firefighters at Waterball competition
Coast Guard’s Team Ramrod picks up a win over Garibaldi Fire Department during the third annual Waterball competition Saturday in Garibaldi.

Coast Guard crew takes on 15 foot waves in icy water

Coast Guard crew takes on 15 foot waves in icy water
A Coast Guard crew aboard Station Chatham’s 42-foot Special Purpose Craft – Near Shore Lifeboat crashes through the surf of the Merrimack River bar during surf training, March 1 – 2, 2012. In addition to training, Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Perkins also received a check ride to certify him as an SPC-NLB surfman. Surfmen are the service’s most highly trained boat handlers....

Survivor and his dog meet their Coast Guard heroes

Survivor and his dog meet their Coast Guard heroes
A 35-year-old survivor and his dog, Evi, are shown with the aircrew that rescued them at Air Station Clearwater, Fla., Monday, July 13, 2015. The crew rescued the man and his dog after his sailboat caught fire 69 miles west of Hudson, Fla., Friday, July 10. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla.— The 35-year-old survivor and his dog who were rescued,...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride 200 miles off NC coast

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Carnival Pride 200 miles off NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 77-year-old woman Monday from a cruise ship approximately 200 miles east of Wilmington. The Coast Guard received a call from the 959-foot, Panama-flagged cruise ship Carnival Pride late Monday afternoon, reporting a female passenger suffering stroke symptoms. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard Academy to welcome Class of 2019 cadets at R-Day

Coast Guard Academy to welcome Class of 2019 cadets at R-Day
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2019 will begin its military training as the new swabs arrive on campus June 29 for Reporting-In Day. Although the exact makeup is not finalized until the end of R-Day, the incoming class is anticipated to be the largest incoming class since 2011 with about 287 cadets and four international cadets expected to take the oath of office....

Coast Guard rescues 4 just before vessel sinks

Coast Guard rescues 4 just before vessel sinks
The crew of the fishing vessel Kupreanof abandon ship into a liferaft in the Gulf of Alaska near Lituya Bay, Alaska. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued four men from a life raft in Fairweather Grounds between Cross Sound and Yakutat Bay, Wednesday morning. The aircrew hoisted the men and transported them safely to emergency medical services at Air Station Sitka. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sunken vessel near Venice

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sunken vessel near Venice
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues four sports fishermen from a platform after their vessel sank about 41 miles east of Venice, June 9, 2015. (Photo by the fishermen and provided to the Coast Guard.) NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued four sports fishermen from a platform after their vessel sank about 41 miles east of Venice, Tuesday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guardsmen make unique rescue in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guardsmen make unique rescue in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton from Alameda, Calif., free two sea turtles entangled in fishing line and makeshift buoys off the coast of Central America May 9, 2105. Eastern Pacific Ocean – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Cutter Stratton from Alameda, Calif., rescued two sea turtles while investigating a suspicious item floating in a known drug transit zone off the coast...

HD POV: What Its Like To Be A Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer

HD POV: What Its Like To Be A Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from San Diego conducts rescue swimmer training off the coast of Newport Beach, California with a GoPro camera. The training gives pilots, rescue swimmers, and flight mechanics the opportunity to practice rescue techniques to simulate real distress situations. Filmed on May 4, 2015. Enter to win your own GoPro Camera here