Gulf Regional Fisheries Training

Gulf Regional Fisheries Training Center

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Gulf of Mexico was formed as a result of seafloor subsidence approximately 300 million years ago. It is approximately 995 square miles from east […]


BP attempts “top kill” to stop oil leak

At approximately 1 p.m. (CDT) this afternoon, BP initiated a procedure referred to as a “top kill” in an attempt to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater […]


Change of Command: Commandant of the Coast Guard

In a time-honored change of command ceremony presided over by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Robert J. Papp assumed command as the 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard. Admiral Papp’s relief of Admiral Thad Allen marks the conclusion […]


itCG-CG continues search for three, fishing safety, CGC Escanaba rescues boat and crew

Several Coast Guard units are searching for three missing boaters who were due back to Matagorda, Texas, from a fishing trip Saturday afternoon. Guardians and partner agencies have searched for the past four and a half days covering nearly 74,000 […]


itCG-2008 boating stats, fisheries enforcement, 14 people rescued in three SAR cases

Coast Guard just published the 2008 boating statistics report yesterday. Unfortunately, the report shows a rise in boating fatalities from 2007. About two-thirds of the victims drowned and 90 percent of those victims were not wearing a life jacket. Alcohol […]