Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Crissy Field

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Crissy Field
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer in distress near Crissy Field Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report from a kite surfer in the vicinity of the distressed surfer at approximately 4:50 p.m. A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco boatcrew diverted from a completed mission to assist due to proximity. Boatcrew members...

Coast Guard, local explosive-detection K-9 teams participate in joint maritime training

Coast Guard, local explosive-detection K-9 teams participate in joint maritime training
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco explosive-detection K-9 Ricky and his handler, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Brosowsky, prepare to board a police department small boat. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart ALAMEDA, Calif. — Federal, state and local explosive-detection K-9 teams participated in a joint maritime training event, Bomb Dogs on the...

Coast Guard increases security, safety patrols during Fleet Week 2016

Coast Guard increases security, safety patrols during Fleet Week 2016
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Brosowsky and his K-9 Ricky conduct port safety and security patrols along the waterfront during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Oct. 5, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco personnel conducted shoreline and ferry patrols throughout the San Francisco area Wednesday,...

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 Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco transfers command

Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco transfers command
Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence F. Ahlin (right), new commanding officer of Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco, salutes Lt. Cmdr. Christopher A. White (left) during a change of command ceremony Thursday July 21, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence F. Ahlin relieved Lt. Cmdr. Christopher A. White as commanding officer of the Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 10 people after boat sinks near Mandeville Island, Ca.

Coast Guard rescues 10 people after boat sinks near Mandeville Island, Ca.
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued 10 people after a boat sank near Mandeville Island Sunday at approximately 9:15 p.m. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center watchstanders received a call at 9:15 p.m., from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco members that a ski boat had sunk in the vicinity of a fireworks display. The boat crew responded to the scene and retrieved...

K-9 teams train for Super Bowl 50 security

K-9 teams train for Super Bowl 50 security
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Hartman, briefs participants in the helicopter acclimation training at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Federal, state and local K-9 teams conducted helicopter training at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, Wednesday, in preparation for Super...

California-based Coast Guard responders deploy to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts

California-based Coast Guard responders deploy to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard teams based in San Diego, Alameda, and Novato, Calif. have deployed to the East Coast to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. As emergency operations shift to recovery efforts, Coast Guard teams are working with federal, state and local authorities to ensure the safety and security of ports and facilities in the region and assist with pollution response...

Coast Guard ramps-up security for Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard law enforcement teams from Sector San Francisco and the Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco “swept” downtown San Francisco piers and ferries for hazards and potential threats Tuesday for upcoming Fleet Week festivities. Increased security along the waterfront are one of the many measures to keep the public safe during this major community event...