u.s. coast guard

Search for survivors of capsized lift boat ends

CUT OFF, La. (AP) — The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed and attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the five known dead and eight missing, as a…

Coast Guard rescues dog in beautiful moment

It was a heroic moment in Florida as a dog is rescued from a "ruff" situation. The Coast Guard jumped into action Wednesday night after receiving a call about a pup lost off Fort Myers Beach. The crew was able…

VT Halter Marine receives $746 million contract

A shipbuilder is expanding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after receiving a $746 million contract to make a heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard. VT Halter Marine will invest $37.5 million at its Pascagoula shipyard and is expected to…

Free pizza for U.S. Coast Guard members

The partial government shutdown over the last month has caused a financial strain for many including the U.S. Coast Guard. To help out members of the Coast Guard, Domino’s Pizza in Long Beach and Kings Second Chance have teamed up…

Helping the U.S. Coast Guard

Right now we are in the midst of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history and thousands of U.S. Coast guard members are preparing to miss their first paycheck today. To make this time without pay a little bit easier,…

Coast Guard celebrates 228th birthday

They’re usually the first on scene when it comes to maritime rescues and they protect our nation’s economic, national, and border security. Today, the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates 228 years of service. It’s a common sight and a wave of…

Homeland Security Chooses Mississippi

The Department of Homeland Security selects Mississippi as a new base of operations for its drones. Much of the evaluation of how to best use the devices will be done right here in South Mississippi. Mississippi State University will lead…

Ingalls Latest Ship Building Contract

Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has received a $468 million contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build a ninth national security cutter. Ingalls Shipbuilding currently has two NSC ships in construction. These ships are scheduled to be delivered in 2018…

U.S. Coast Guard Presented with New Ship

With missions increasing all over the world, the demand for ships in the U.S. Coast Guard is at an all-time high. Huntington Ingalls Industries delivered the cutter Munro to the U.S. Coast Guard during a ceremony at the Pascagoula Shipyard…