Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Capt. Charlene Downey, commanding officer Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach administered the official change-of-command of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin from Lt. Edward Kalankiewicz to Lt. j.g. Alex J. Oswald, July 14, 2017, Santa Barbara, Calif.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class DaVonte Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin received a new commanding...

Coast Guard ends search for downed aircraft in the Port of Los Angeles

Coast Guard ends search for downed aircraft in the Port of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard ended the search for a downed helicopter in the Port of Los Angeles Thursday January 5, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. The Coast Guard ended their search after members of the Los Angeles Port Police dive team located wreckage of a helicopter just inside the break wall. Wacthstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a report from several passengers aboard a...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES — At 7:45 a.m., the Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater near Santa Barbara. The Coast Guard launched several assets to assist with the search of a missing boater after his vessel was reported to have sank Friday, February 26, 2016. Assets included Coast Guard Cutters Blacksfin and Aspen, a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles...

Coast Guard searching for individual reported overboard from sunken vessel near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard searching for individual reported overboard from sunken vessel near Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is searching for one individual after a vessel reportedly sank approximately 17 miles South of Santa Barbara Harbor. Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency distress signal from the commercial fishing vessel, MISS JACINDA, at 4 p.m, Friday. Coast Guard watchstanders immediately launched an MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles,...

Coast Guard suspends search and rescue operations for downed aircraft

Coast Guard suspends search and rescue operations for downed aircraft
LOS ANGELES – At 9:15 a.m. the Coast Guard has suspended active search efforts regarding the San Pedro aircraft incident that occurred in the late afternoon on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The Coast Guard had two 87-foot patrol boats, Coast Guard Cutter Narwahl and Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin, that conducted search patterns throughout the night until 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning. A first light search was...

Coast Guard ends search for man near Ventura Harbor entrance

Coast Guard ends search for man near Ventura Harbor entrance
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has ended the search for a missing boater near Ventura Harbor Entrance. At about 8:30 p.m., Friday, two individuals fell in the water after their 15-foot Boston Whaler recreational vessel capsized near the entrance to Ventura Harbor. One man successfully swam ashore, but a 65-year-old man was reported to still be missing. Shortly after receiving notification at Coast...

Coast Guard responds to report of vessel collision near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard responds to report of vessel collision near Santa Barbara
  SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard crews respond to report of a vessel collision near Santa Barbara around 6 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received notification of the two vessels; the Golden Eagle and the Natural Mystic, colliding approximately 6 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara. Coast Guard watchstanders immediately launched a 45-foot rescue...

Couple’s miscommunication prompts exhaustive Coast Guard search

Couple's miscommunication prompts exhaustive Coast Guard search
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard searched and located five people near Catalina Island, Calif., early Sunday morning after they were reported missing when they did not return from a daylong fishing trip, late Saturday night. The boat owner’s wife contacted the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center at 10:51 p.m., Saturday night reporting the boat, the 34-foot Wahine, and...

Coast Guard medevacs a boater suffering heart attack symptoms

Coast Guard medevacs a boater suffering heart attack symptoms
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard medevaced a man, reportedly suffering heart attack symptoms, from a recreational boat at around 10 a.m., near Santa Rosa Island, Santa Barbara, Calif., July 20, 2013 Personnel on watch at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach received a radio call on channel 16 VHF-FM at around 8 a.m. stating that a man aboard a 27-foot pleasure boat near Santa Rosa...