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...

From the Bridge Wing 8-23-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-23-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1820 – The Revenue Cutter Louisiana captured four pirate vessels. 1893 – “This was the first instance in the history of the United States Light-House Establishment in which a light-ship has foundered at her moorings,” reported the Lighthouse Board, when Lightship No. 37 was lost in rough seas at her station at Five Fathom Bank off the...

Southern California based Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb repairs vital weather buoys

Southern California based Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb repairs vital weather buoys
  SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, working with technicians from the National Data Buoy Center/NOAA have repaired several key weather-data buoys and are now on station transmitting weather and sea-state data. “These buoys represent a portion of the weather buoy constellation off the California coast, they are vital to gathering real-time information regarding the offshore...

Fleet Week, America’s Cup – Formula for fun, frenzy

Fleet Week, America's Cup - Formula for fun, frenzy
San Francisco – This week’s confluence of major events in San Francisco Bay is a rare opportunity for boaters and citizens to explore and enjoy the area’s vibrant maritime culture, but it also holds the potential for accidents and conflicts that the Coast Guard and other emergency response agencies are working hard to avoid.  While some Bay area Coast Guard personnel will have time...

OMI cadets glimpse into Coast Guard missions during Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO – Thirty-four cadets from the Oakland Military Institute deployed on the the San Pedro, Calif.,-based Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb to get a taste of Coast Guard missions and to watch the Navy Blue Angels practice flights over San Francisco Bay, Thursday. During the day-long Fleet Week cruise aboard the 175-foot buoy tender, OMI cadets toured the cutter, were shown a day in the life...

Prepping for Fleet Week: Buoy marks the spot for Blue Angels

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew from San Pedro-based Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, a 175-foot buoy tender, dropped the center point buoy for Fleet Week 2010, today. The buoy acts as a reference point for Blue Angel pilots during the air show scheduled for Oct. 10, 2010. It will be recovered at the end of Fleet Week festivities. The George Cobb is equipped with the latest technology to enable the...

Coast Guard Responds to Multiple Calls for Help

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard crews from various southern California units responded to multiple distress calls during a short period of time, Oct. 4. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles safely transported a doctor from the University of Southern California to the Catalina Dive Chamber on Catalina Island, Calif., to treat a diver that had an accident over the...