Merchant sailor dies despite multi-agency rescue efforts

Merchant sailor dies despite multi-agency rescue efforts
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A multi-agency rescue operation to help a seriously ill merchant sailor aboard a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean was cancelled Wednesday morning after the man was declared deceased. Tuesday, at approximately 9:50 a.m., the 11th Coast Guard District Command Center received a report of a sick man aboard the 600-foot vehicle carrier Green Ridge approximately 1,000 miles west of...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing CA Air National Guardsman

Coast Guard suspends search for missing CA Air National Guardsman
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing airman with the California Air National Guard reportedly swept into the water by a wave south of Monterey, Tuesday evening. The missing airman is assigned to the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Field. Coast Guard Station Monterey personnel were notified at 9:36 am of the incident off of Garrapata State Beach. A Coast Guard Station...

Rescued child remains stable aboard Navy vessel, slated for Wednesday arrival in San Diego

Rescued child remains stable aboard Navy vessel, slated for Wednesday arrival in San Diego
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A family with a sick infant rescued from a disabled sailboat approximately 1,500 miles southwest of San Diego remains stable aboard a Navy frigate and is slated to arrive in San Diego Wednesday. The rescue follows a call from the sailing vessel Rebel Heart operator Thursday to the Coast Guard requesting assistance for a one-year-old child. A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended...

Rescued family safely aboard Navy ship

Rescued family safely aboard Navy ship
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A family with a sick infant safely boarded the frigate USS Vandgrift Sunday morning as part of a rescue by Coast Guard, California Air National Guard and Navy personnel approximately 900 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Vandgrift arrived on scene at 1 a.m. and in an abundance of caution waited until first light to commence the rescue. At approximately 8 a.m., Sailors...

California Air National Guard Continues Rescue Effort

California Air National Guard Continues Rescue Effort
Moffett Federal Airfield – A team of California Air National Guardsmen from the Bay Area’s 129th Rescue Wing continues their lifesaving mission of an American infant off the coast of Mexico. On Thursday evening, four pararescuemen from the 129th RQW parachuted to the 36-foot sailing vessel Rebel Heart to provide immediate medical attention to a seriously ill 1-year-old girl. While her...

Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy respond to sick one year old off Mexico

Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy respond to sick one year old off Mexico
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy personnel are responding to the report of a sick infant aboard a 36-foot sailboat approximately 900 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. At approximately 7 a.m. Thursday, Coast Guard personnel in Alameda, Calif., were notified via a satellite phone from the vessel operator that a one year-old child aboard the sailing vessel, Rebel Heart,...

Coast Guard searching for 4 missing people off of Pillar Point

Coast Guard searching for 4 missing people off of Pillar Point
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard is searching for two adults and two children, both under the age of eight, who are missing after their 29-foot sailboat started taking on water Sunday evening. The vessel, possibly named Charmblow, was approximately 65 miles off the coast of Pillar Point when they radioed Coast Guard Sector San Francicsco at 4:20 p.m. They stated that they were taking on water...

Coast Guard, Air Force and Air National Guard combine forces to save a life

Coast Guard, Air Force and Air National Guard combine forces to save a life
PACIFIC OCEAN – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, along with the Air Force and members of a California Air National Guard pararescue team with the 129th Rescue Wing located at Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, Calif., conducted a long-range joint rescue of an injured man this week. The Coast Guard 11th District command center in Alameda, Calif., received a call from the deep-sea...

Coast Guard suspends search for four missing crewmembers off the Farallon Islands

ALAMEDA, California – Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for four sailors missing since Saturday afternoon when their sailing vessel, the Low Speed Chase, grounded near the Farallon Islands. Throughout the course of a search covering an area of more than 5,000 square miles, efforts by multiple air assets included a C-130 airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, an MH-65 Dolphin...