Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue surfer near Crescent City

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue surfer near Crescent City
Coast Guard Cutter Dorado file photo. CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife rescued a surfer who was swept out to sea near Crescent City, Saturday. The surfer’s sister called the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office, who then transferred the call to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders, at approximately 2:45 p.m., stating that...

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near the Klamath River mouth

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near the Klamath River mouth
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hiker three and a half miles north of the Klamath River mouth, Sunday. The stranded hiker contacted Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers around 2:30 p.m., reporting that he became stranded at the bottom of a 300-foot cliff near the Klamath River mouth while hiking the Damnation...

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point
Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay cliff rescue training file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who was stranded during a fishing trip after his kayak began taking on water through a hole in the hull on the Albion River, Sunday. The kayaker’s wife called Coast Guard Station Noyo River watchstanders around sunset, reporting...

Coast Guard assists fishermen near Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard assists fishermen near Humboldt Bay
A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew tows the 45-foot commercial fishing vessel Miss Jessie near Humboldt Bay, April 30, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted four Dungeness crab fishermen aboard the 45-foot commercial fishing vessel Miss Jessie a half-mile west of Table Bluff, Monday evening. The Miss Jessie crew contacted Coast...

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel fire near Eureka

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel fire near Eureka
Aircrew members aboard a Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter respond to a fire aboard the commercial fishing vessel Midori near Trinidad, California, April 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard video) McKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard is coordinating fuel removal and salvage operations Thursday for a fishing vessel that caught fire Wednesday near Eureka. Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard, Arcata Fire Department conduct interagency training

Coast Guard, Arcata Fire Department conduct interagency training
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo ARCATA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and Arcata Fire Department conducted interagency hoist training at the Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and the Arcata Fire Department conducted ground training and equipment familiarization followed by an airborne hoisting exercise. The...

Coast Guard temporarily relieves officer in charge of Station Noyo River

Coast Guard temporarily relieves officer in charge of Station Noyo River
Coast Guard Station Noyo River file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Pamela J. Boehland. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Rear Adm. Todd Sokalzuk, Commander of the 11th Coast Guard District, temporarily relieved the officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station Noyo River, located in Ft. Bragg, Calif., Wednesday, citing a loss of confidence in the member’s ability to lead. The relief of an officer-in-charge by a district...

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners following boat fire near Table Bluff

Coast Guard assists 3 mariners following boat fire near Table Bluff
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard aided three fishermen in distress after their 45-foot fishing vessel caught fire and was flooding near Table Bluff, Wednesday morning. A crew member of the commercial fishing vessel Advance called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay via cell phone around 8:30 a.m., reporting an engine fire and flooding...

Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard crew returns home after counterdrug deployment

Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard crew returns home after counterdrug deployment
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew at B Street Pier, San Diego, March 20, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon/released). MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and crew returned home Thursday following a 77-day counterdrug patrol in the...