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 participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones

Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in San Pedro, Calif., place a yellow buoy marking the center of the San Francisco Fleet Week 2017 security zone, Oct. 2, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with events open to the public Oct. 3-10, including the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco. With the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...

Body of missing snorkeler found near Santa Cruz Island

Body of missing snorkeler found near Santa Cruz Island
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The body of a missing 50-year-old diver was found on the north side of Santa Cruz Island, Calif., at 4:15 p.m. Friday afternoon. The man was reported missing from the 22-foot dive boat Coram Deo at about 12:20 p.m. The body was discovered by fellow snorkelers from the Coram Deo and retrieved in a joint effort by Los Angeles county divers and two Coast Guard patrol boats. The...

Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay, fighting against the fog

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif – Capt. Salvatore Palmeri believes in training the way you fight, and constant training in challenging environments is exactly what the aviators and boat crews of Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay do on a regular basis. In 2010, Air Station Humboldt Bay, racked up more than 1,300 training hours, accounting for more than half of their entire flight time, said Palmeri. Palmeri...

Coast Guard Responds to Mayday near Point Reyes

SAN FRANCISCO – Three people are safe today after their boat started taking on water and almost capsized near Point Reyes, Calif. At approximately 4:30 p.m. they radioed mayday for help, and Coast Guard Sector San Francisco immediately issued an issued an urgent marine information broadcast urging mariners in the area to keep a look out and assist the distressed boaters if possible. Station Golden...

The Unsung Heroes of a Tsunami Response

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Robert LaFalce There are only seconds to make a decision when an emergency knocks on your doorstep and threatens you, your community and your livelihood. Most people would like to claim that when an emergency happens they would be thinking of others instead of themselves. But how many people would actually do just that? In the early morning hours of Friday, March...

Local contractors help Coast Guard reposition Crescent City navigation buoys

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Kevin MetcalfALAMEDA, Calif. — U.S. Coast Guard personnel assisted and provided oversight to local contractors from Crescent City, Calif., during a multi-day evolution as they repositioned the number six and seven navigation buoys March 30-31, 2011. The Coast Guard contracted MM Diving & Salvage and the fishing vessel Twin Sister to reposition navigation...

Coast Guard rescues sailor off of Fort Bragg, Calif.

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A Canadian sailor was rescued by the Coast Guard after he abandoned his sailboat 55 miles west of Fort Bragg, Calif., Sunday evening.