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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kite surfers in distress near Oyster Point Marina

Coast Guard rescues 2 kite surfers in distress near Oyster Point Marina
Coast Guard Cutter Pike file photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two kite surfers in distress near Oyster Point Marina Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report at approximately 7:45 p.m., that two kite surfers were expected to return to Oyster Point Marina at 5:30 p.m., but never returned. One individual, the student, was kite surfing while the...

Coast Guard, local partners respond to capsized sailboat with 30 people aboard near San Francisco

Coast Guard, local partners respond to capsized sailboat with 30 people aboard near San Francisco
Coast Guard small boats clean up debris left behind by the 34-foot recreational sailboat, Khaleesi, which capsized near Pier 45 just north of San Francisco, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. The Khaleesi had 30 people aboard who were rescued by various Coast Guard assets, partner agencies and good Samaritans who were in the area for a Blue Angels air show as part of Fleet Week 2016. U.S. Coast Guard...

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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailboat 170 miles off San Francisco

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailboat 170 miles off San Francisco
PACIFIC OCEAN – The Coast Guard Cutter Pike  with the sailing vessel Kalani in tow. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard rescued a disabled sailboat with two people aboard 170 miles west of San Francisco Tuesday night. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report Monday at 4:44 a.m. that the 53-foot sailing vessel Kalani was disabled with a broken rudder,...

Coast Guard, CBP disrupts possible drug smuggling off Morro Bay

Coast Guard, CBP disrupts possible drug smuggling off Morro Bay
This poster, based on a submission to the Coast Guard Art Program, illustrates the 11th District Coast Guard’s anti-smuggling and panga awareness campaign. (Graphics by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers) ALAMEDA, Calif. — U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection crews disrupted an apparent drug smuggling operation approximately 30 miles west of San Simeon earlier this week. A...

Coast Guard escorts disabled sailing vessel near Monterey

Coast Guard escorts disabled sailing vessel near Monterey
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard completed an escort and tow of a disabled vessel to Moss Landing early Monday morning after the vessel experienced engine failure. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report Sunday at 1:19 p.m., from Coast Guard Station Monterey of a 45-foot sailing vessel disabled and adrift approximately 40 miles offshore. The sailing vessel’s crew was able...

Coast Guard Cutter Pike escorts disabled sailing vessel near Monterey

Coast Guard Cutter Pike escorts disabled sailing vessel near Monterey
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded to a disabled vessel approximately 56 miles southwest of Monterey Sunday afternoon. At 1:19 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report from Coast Guard Station Monterey of a 45-foot sailing vessel disabled and adrift approximately 40 miles offshore. The vessel became disabled after Saturday night’s storm causing lines and...