Coast Guard responds to barge explosion

A barge explosion in Corpus Christi, Texas yesterday has translated into a busy couple of days for the Coast Guard. Investigators and inspectors are trying to figure out just what caused the explosion aboard the crude oil barge and to […]


itCG – Medevac, AMVER vessel rescues boaters, petroleum-based product spill, Flying Santa

[youtube QTRhvtt886E] This video illustrates the dangers of deploying a rescue swimmer and hoisting a person off of a vessel in 20-foot seas. This rescue took place on Saturday night when a Coast Guard helicopter medically evacuated a man off […]


itCG-Hurricane Ida warning, Coast Guard Island, Willamette pollution, sailboat escort

Guardians from Air Station Clearwater hoisted a man and his dog from a fishing vessel in rough seas about 50 miles west of Clearwater, FL. The Coast Guard is urging the public to monitor weather and ocean conditions before venturing […]


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 […]


itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones who needed a rescue Sunday night. The Coast Guard came to the aid of four people who fell into Lake Erie from a pier near Cleveland Browns Stadium. Guardians from Station Cleveland […]


itCG – Researchers evacuated, oil spill clean-up continues, search continues for Maine fishermen, polluter fined $1.25 million

Posted by Christopher Lagan. GuardiansĀ evacuated 10 people living on one of the more remote islands in the Hawaiian Island chain in advance of Hurricane Neki. A C-130 out of Air Station Barbers Point traveled 475 nautical miles and made a […]


itCG-Guardians head to American Samoa, international training exercise, CGC Legare returns to homeport

In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, […]


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, […]


itCG-plane crash, two fishermen rescued, sunken vessel located

Coast Guard helicopters were called to help in the search for the pilot of a private aircraft that crashed about a mile south of the Houma Terrebonne Airport in Southern Louisiana yesterday. The pilot was apparently the only person onboard […]


itCG-maritime security zone for G-20 summit, public meetings on proposed rule, migrant smugglers sentenced to prison

Coast Guard will implement a security zone on an approximate five-mile area at the intersection of Pittsburgh’s three rivers during the G-20 global economic summit beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow until about 10 p.m. on Friday. Guardians will work with […]


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