Tag: gulf of mexico

Gulf Regional Fisheries Training Center

Gulf Regional Fisheries Training

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy Jarvis, a boatswain's mate and instructor at the Gulf Regional Fisheries Training Center, helps class members identify fish at the Audubon Aquarium. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel. According to the Environmental Protection Agency,

Continue reading

BP attempts “top kill” to stop oil leak

Illustration of BP's "top kill" procedure. Click the image to view animation of the procedure on YouTube. (Courtesy DeepwaterHorizonResponse.com) 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

Continue reading

Change of Command: Commandant of the Coast Guard

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Admirals Allen and Papp listen to the National Anthem during the Coast Guard change of Command. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Bender) In a time-honored change of command ceremony presided over by Department of Homeland Security Secretary

Continue reading

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 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico. For more information on the case and to

Continue reading

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 is a leading contributing factor in 17 percent of the deaths. Other top factors contributing

Continue reading