Coast Guard wants your vote on extreme videos

The U.S. Coast Guard has released its Top Ten Rescue Videos and is counting down to 2012 asking fans to vote for a favorite.

The series of videos feature a variety of what the Coast Guard does every day including rescues of people at sea, capturing pirates, catching a cocaine-laden drug sub in the Caribbean Sea and more.

In one video, Coast Guard aircrews coach a pilot on how to ditch his Cessna 310 aircraft and then rescued him from the ocean northeast of Hawaii.

All 10 videos are on line now and Facebook fans have until January 13 to pick their favorite.

Vote for your favorite video by going to the Coast Guard’s Facebook Page or stop by the Coast Guard YouTube Channel.

Here’s a compilation of all ten top Coast Guard Videos of 2011.

Flickr photo by US Coast Guard