Coast Guard, industry navigate future of liquefied gas

Story by Cmdr. Jason Smith Senior Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country came together the second week of December at Sector Houston-Galveston to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper […]


Coast Guard Hosts Pleasant Hill Elementary School

    Coast Guardsmen from Sector Lower Mississippi River hosted over 100 third and fourth grade students from Pleasant Hill Elementary School located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, Oct., 30, 2014. The tour consisted of question and answer sessions with Lt. Brandon McMillan […]


Always on call; Ready to respond

Yesterday morning the Coast Guard received a call from a concerned crew reporting a missing diver six miles southeast of Perdido Pass. Their diver had not resurfaced for 90 minutes after going in with only an hour’s worth of oxygen. […]


Students no longer, Divers forever

    As the sun rose to the east, stretching forth its warm rays across the waters of Florida, a small group of men initiated the day with preparations. They begin ironing uniforms, polishing shoes and generally setting up for […]


Upon Further Inspection

(Click picture for video) Sector New Orleans Port State Control examiners conduct an exam aboard the bulk carrier Maritime Unity. Sector New Orleans conducted 997 examinations and screened 5,361 vessels in the year of 2013. Port State Control is the inspection […]


Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New Orleans: Setting the waterways straight

  Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New Orleans maintains channel markers in the New Orleans area. They inspect buoys marking the waterways for damage, corrosion and proper channel placement. Properly marking the channels not only keeps commercial vessels safe, but […]


Rescuing a wreck

On May 1, Coast Guard aircrews took to the sky to search for two downed Navy pilots whose plane had crashed somewhere off the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas. Fortunately, a rescue helicopter crew found and rescued them. Both men […]


The I of the storm

Benjamin Franklin once said “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” This week marks the start of hurricane season. As most citizens who live by the coastline are aware, this time of year can prove to be a period of […]


Train in deadly currents, swim somewhere else

Down in central Texas there’s one place that provides a constant and dangerous challenge for the area rescue services – San Luis Pass. Each year, folks walk past the large, numerous, multicolored signs that scream in English and Spanish, “NO […]


The when and Y

  A small amount of oil released into the ocean will unfurl, blossom and expand in every direction to form a greasy, rainbow-tinted dream coat on the surface of the water.   It’s not unpleasant to look at, but its […]


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