History: Remembering the Cuyahoga

The profession that is the Coast Guard is an inherently dangerous one. Through this understanding, the Service continuously makes every effort to ensure the safety of its members. Every loss of a shipmate is felt and resonated throughout the Service. It’s […]

District 11 Commander explains internal investigation into San Diego boat collision

Last night, the Eleventh District Commander, Rear Admiral Joseph Castillo, provided a statement (available on CGVI and YouTube) to local media and answered questions (on CGVI and YouTube) about the investigatory process regarding the collision between a 33-foot Coast Guard […]

itCG – MSST team in the Gulf of Aden, disabled cargo ship, boat collision, red flare search, joint interagency training

Coast Guard watchstanders have been working to render assistance to a 740-foot Indian cargo ship that was adrift in 30 foot seas and 50 mph winds about 540 miles southwest of Alaska’s Adak Island. A Coast Guard C-130 from Air […]

itCG-Free whale-y, collision investigation, CBP drone, cruise ship medevac

Guardians, along with NOAA and Hawaii state DLNR officials, Sunday freed a young humpback whale that was entangled in hundreds of feet of plastic rope. The operation was made more difficult by the very large mother and a male companion […]

itCG-Centers of Expertise, collision, rescue, 12 gifts, Christmas tree ship

Three people were injured due to a collision between a 25-foot Coast Guard boat and a commercial tour boat in Charleston Harbor Saturday evening. A 41-foot Coast Guard utility boat from Station Charleston evacuated the 24 passengers on board the tour […]

Photos and background of fallen CG1705 crewmembers

Click here to read a media advisory with photos and background information, released by Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, on the seven crew members from the CG1705, the Coast Guard C-130 airplane that was involved in a collision with a […]

itCG-CGC Rush in China, search for air crews ends, pollution response, 13 barges break free, four rescued

The Coast Guard has ended the search for the nine crewmembers missing after the mid-air collision between a Coast Guard C-130 airplane and a Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter off the coast of Southern California. The incident is a […]

Search for Crewmembers involved in Mid-Air Collision

It has been a truly tragic past couple of days for the Coast Guard, Marine Corps and the family and friends of the nine crewmembers who were involved in a mid-air collision on Thursday night. A joint agency search and […]

itCG – Guardians in the community, collision and oil spill off Houston, Operation Fall Retrieve, rescue at sea, understanding Auxiliarists

Post written by Christopher Lagan. Volunteers from Coast Guard Station Georgetown, S.C. volunteer their time to help Habitat for Humanity. (Coast Guard photo.) Click on the photo to read the story. Guardians are currently responding to and investigating the cause […]

itCG-pollution spill, lightening strike, Tweeting during G20 summit

The Houston Ship Channel is closed due to a 458-foot vessel that collided with a barge last night causing damage to the vessel’s fuel tanks and leaking approximately 10,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into the water. At this point, […]

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