Coast Guard locates sailing vessel in distress with dog aboard near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard locates sailing vessel in distress with dog aboard near Santa Barbara
A boatcrrew from Coast Guard Station Channel Islands safely towed the vessel to Santa Barbara Harbor, with the assistance of the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol, where the operator and dog were reported to be in good condition. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Channel Islands. LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard located and assisted a sailing vessel in distress near Santa Barbara Friday. At about...

Coast Guard warns of illegal charter boats in LA-LB area

Coast Guard warns of illegal charter boats in LA-LB area
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach is warning vessel operators and the general public of illegal charter boats in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area. In an effort to ensure public safety on local waterways, the Captain of the Port issued several “Captain of the Port Orders” to specific vessel operators to cease operations as commercial vessels carrying more...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard suspended their search for a missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach Sunday, pending further developments. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from a good Samaritan at 5:17 p.m., Saturday, reporting that Shaun Linn, an 18-year-old male, entered the water and did not return to the surface approximately 50-100 yards from the...

Coast Guard searching for possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach

Coast Guard searching for possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from a good Samaritan at 5:17 p.m. Saturday, reporting that Shaun Linn, an 18-year-old male, entered the water and did not return to the surface approximately 50-100 yards from the beach. The Coast Guard immediately...

Coast Guard warns of coastal hazards in Southern California

Coast Guard warns of coastal hazards in Southern California
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard warns beachgoers and boaters of a heavy coastal hazard warning issued by the National Weather Service for Southern California beaches. The coastal hazard warning will remain in effect from late Wednesday evening until Monday evening. A large west to northwest swell will continue to move across California coastal waters. Heavy weather and high surf will affect all west...

Coast Guard ends search for downed aircraft in the Port of Los Angeles

Coast Guard ends search for downed aircraft in the Port of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard ended the search for a downed helicopter in the Port of Los Angeles Thursday January 5, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. The Coast Guard ended their search after members of the Los Angeles Port Police dive team located wreckage of a helicopter just inside the break wall. Wacthstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a report from several passengers aboard a...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Pismo Beach Pier

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Pismo Beach Pier
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search efforts for a missing person near Pismo Beach Pier. At 4:37 p.m., Friday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center received a report that a man of possible medium height and build was seen struggling to swim near the pier. Search and rescue crews from San Luis Obispo County Fire Department, Port San...

Coast Guard rescues stranded diver after more than 40 hours on Catalina Island

Coast Guard rescues stranded diver after more than 40 hours on Catalina Island
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard recued a 50-year-old male diver Friday at 7 a.m., after he was stranded for more than 40 hours on the backside of Catalina Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received a call at 10:45 p.m., Thursday, reporting that an individual aboard a 38-foot sailing vessel had departed Dana Point at 7 a.m., Wednesday, and was headed...

Coast Guard urges the public to stay safe during upcoming Southern California boat parades

Coast Guard urges the public to stay safe during upcoming Southern California boat parades
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard advises the public to exercise caution while enjoying the upcoming holiday boat parades in the Central and Southern California harbors. The Coast Guard encourages all boaters and beach goers to be aware of boat traffic, prepare for potential hazards and keep advised of weather changes through the National Weather Service and to monitor VHF-FM channel 16 for the most...