Coast Guard assists 2 aboard disabled boat 30 miles off Monterey

Coast Guard assists 2 aboard disabled boat 30 miles off Monterey
Coast Guard Station Monterey 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Swanson SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard crews assisted two boaters who were stranded aboard a boat approximately 30 miles south of Monterey without fuel Thursday. Operators at Vessel Assist, a commercial salvage and towing company, called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco at 2 a.m., requesting...

Coast Guard rescues stranded mariner along Napa River

Coast Guard rescues stranded mariner along Napa River
Cost Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man who became stranded while operating a personal watercraft along the Napa River, Saturday evening. Two men were riding two personal watercraft when one of the vessels became disabled. One of the men swam ashore and was driven to the Vallejo boat ramp by a good Samaritan....

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week
Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite guide their bomb-detection dogs for Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105, as they conduct pier sweeps during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 5, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has ramped up safety and security patrols for this year’s...

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded in cave at Mussel Rock

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded in cave at Mussel Rock
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco transfers two people from a cave at Mussel Rock, Calif., where they were stranded, to emergency medical services personnel from San Mateo Fire Department, Sept. 11, 2017. SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two people stranded in a cave at Mussel Rock, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues man in Oakland Estuary after sailboat runs aground

Coast Guard rescues man in Oakland Estuary after sailboat runs aground
A 32-foot sailing vessel lists to starboard in the Oakland Estuary, Calif., Sep. 9, 2017.  Coast Guard courtesy photo. SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a 61-year-old man who ran his 32-foot sailing vessel aground in the Oakland Estuary, Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received the man’s 911 relay call around 5:40 p.m., reporting his vessel had...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 near Alcatraz Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 near Alcatraz Island
A vessel that ran aground onto Alcatraz Island, Calif., remains ashore after the two boaters who were on board were rescued from the water, Aug. 29, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO — A good Samaritan and a Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people from the water after their raft ran aground and took on water near Alcatraz Island, Tuesday night. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders...

Coast Guard deploys more California crews in support of Hurricane Harvey response

Coast Guard deploys more California crews in support of Hurricane Harvey response
A member of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Strike Team prepares to load an all-terrain vehicle into a C-27 Spartan aircraft at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 28, 2017.  ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard deployed additional California-based personnel and equipment in support of Hurricane Harvey relief operations Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento flight crew...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Ocean Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Ocean Beach
47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a 19-year-old man who went missing off Ocean Beach Tuesday evening. The Coast Guard suspended its search after searching for approximately 13 1/2 hours while covering approximately 180 miles. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the missing man,” said Capt. Tony Ceraolo,...

Coast Guard rescues man, dog after search near Benicia, CA

Coast Guard rescues man, dog after search near Benicia, CA
USCG File PhotoSAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a man and his dog Tuesday evening after the man’s kayak capsized near Benicia. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a 911 relay call around 5:44 p.m., reporting an overturned kayak near the Benicia-Martinez Bridge. The command center issued an urgent marine information broadcast and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat...