Good Samaritans rescue 4 from fishing boat fire off Pillar Point Harbor

Good Samaritans rescue 4 from fishing boat fire off Pillar Point Harbor
Coast Guard Cutter Tern file photo SAN FRANCISCO — Four crewmembers from the commercial fishing vessel Ocean Gale were rescued by the crew of the commercial fishing vessel Smith Brothers #2, after a boat fire 13 miles southwest of Pillar Point Harbor. Fishermen aboard the Ocean Gale, a 37-foot vessel, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5 p.m., Monday, reporting...

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 after sailboat capsizes near Richmond

Coast Guard rescues 2 after sailboat capsizes near Richmond
A boat crew from Coast Guard Cutter Tern rescue two women whose sailboat capsized near Richmond, Calif., Sept. 4, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard crew rescued two women whose sailboat capsized near Richmond, Monday. A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 2:10 p.m., reporting a capsized...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Dumbarton Bridge

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Dumbarton Bridge
A crew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco searches for a missing kayaker near the Dumbarton Bridge in San Francisco Bay Jan. 24, 2017. Photo by Menlo Park Fire Protection District. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Wednesday for a kayaker who went missing near the Dumbarton Bridge Tuesday. The search for Kenneth Maldonado was suspended  after Coast Guard helicopter...

Coast Guard, local fire departments searching for missing kayaker near Dumbarton Bridge

Coast Guard, local fire departments searching for missing kayaker near Dumbarton Bridge
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard and local fire department crews are searching for a kayaker who went missing near the Dumbarton Bridge Tuesday afternoon. The missing kayaker has been identified as Kenneth Maldanado of San Jose. Maldanado is described as a 32-year-old Hispanic male, bald, with a goatee. Maldanado’s friend was on a raft nearby when he went missing and subsequently called the Coast...

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 suspends search for missing college students

Coast Guard suspends search for missing college students
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard suspended search efforts for two missing college students who were swept out to sea near Bonny Doon Beach Monday evening. After approximately 22 hours of conducting an extensive multi-agency search of a 46-square-mile area, the search was suspended. Rescue crews that assisted were: Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco CAL Fire Coast Guard Station Monterey Coast...

Coast Guard searching for missing college students

Coast Guard searching for missing college students
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard continues searching for two missing college students who were swept out to sea near Bonny Doon Beach Monday evening. At approximately 5:15 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received report from CAL Fire and Coast Guard Station Monterey that hikers fell from a cliff at Bonny Doon Beach near the city of Davenport. A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard...