Coast Guard Cutter Edisto decommissioned after 30 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Edisto decommissioned after 30 years of service
The Coast Guard Cutter Edisto sits moored at Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, April 13, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Edisto (WPB 1313) was decommissioned Friday after more than 30 years of service during a ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego. The Edisto is one of the Coast Guard’s 38 remaining 110-foot Island...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 7-week counterdrug and fisheries patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 7-week counterdrug and fisheries patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Active crewmembers conduct a fisheries boarding from the cutter’s 26-foot over-the-horizon small boat off the coast of California, Dec. 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to their homeport Feb. 13 in Port Angeles following a seven-week counterdrug and fisheries law enforcement patrol. The Active...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters west of Carslbad

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters west of Carslbad
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Edisto transits near Catalina Island SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from the water approximately one mile west of Carslbad, California, Thursday. At 2 p.m. Thursday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a distress call from the 19-foot recreational vessel Sasquatch, reporting they were taking on water and the bilge pumps were unable to...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to Astoria, Ore., after successful patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to Astoria, Ore., after successful patrol
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast steams off the Mexican coastline in the Pacific Ocean Feb. 21, 2015, as part of the North American Maritime Security Initiative (NAMSI). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is scheduled to return to Astoria at 9 a.m., Saturday, after a two month Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) deployment. Steadfast...

Coast Guard continues search for San Diego sailor

Coast Guard continues search for San Diego sailor
San Diego MH-60 File Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy.ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard crews continue the search Monday for Richard Byhre, the 76-year-old sailor who did not return from his sailing trip as expected. Two HC-130 aircraft crews from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento have completed three additional searches between San Diego and San Clemente Island Monday, and an MH-60...

Coast Guard interdicts drug panga, seizes 7,600 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard interdicts drug panga, seizes 7,600 pounds of marijuana
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews based in San Diego and Sacramento worked together to intercept a drug-laden panga boat approximately 160 miles southwest of San Diego early Friday morning. A U.S. Coast Guard crew member unloads a bale of marijuana from a panga boat that was seized 160 miles southwest of San Diego June 28, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy Three...

San Diego Coast Guard and partner agencies seize 2 tons of marijuana

San Diego Coast Guard and partner agencies seize 2 tons of marijuana
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection worked together to seize almost 4,000 pounds of marijuana approximately 130 miles southwest of Point Loma, Calif., Monday afternoon. A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew first spotted a suspicious 40-foot panga boat with three people aboard off the coast of San Clemente Island during a routine patrol. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard marksman shoots out engines of fleeing panga, 7,100 pounds of marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers detained

Coast Guard marksman shoots out engines of fleeing panga, 7,100 pounds of marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers detained
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted a panga boat with approximately 7,100 pounds of marijuana and three suspected smugglers aboard in international waters some 155 miles southwest of San Diego, Tuesday morning. It was the second time this month that Coast Guard and partner agencies have thwarted a major marijuana smuggling operation in the area. In the most recent incident an aircrew...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Oceanside

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a boater who was missing near Oceanside, Wednesday at 7 p.m. The boater, Loren Ruden, was reported missing after his dog was found by a beachgoer north of Oceanside Pier, Monday evening. Multiple crews from Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Oceanside Harbor Police, Customs and Border...