Coast Guard seeks public’s help to identify false-distress caller in Los Angeles and Orange County

Coast Guard seeks public's help to identify false-distress caller in Los Angeles and Orange County
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help Thursday in finding a person who has made eight suspected false distress calls to the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center since January 3. The male caller communicates “Mayday” repeatedly through VHF-FM radio...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Huntington Beach Pier

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Huntington Beach Pier
Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing swimmer in the vicinity of the Huntington Beach Pier. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched for approximately 11 hours covering nearly 137 square nautical miles. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The missing swimmer...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Huntington Beach Pier

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Huntington Beach Pier
Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard, Huntington Beach Police, Huntington Beach Lifeguards and Orange County Sheriffs are searching for a missing swimmer in the water near the Huntington Beach Pier that began Tuesday night. The missing swimmer was identified as Jessy Cook. She is described as an 18-year old female, 5′ 11″, 147 lbs, brown hair and wearing...

Coast Guard, locals respond to boat fire near San Pedro Channel

Coast Guard, locals respond to boat fire near San Pedro Channel
Crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut, Forward Operating Base Point Mugu, Station Los Angeles-Long Beach and other local agencies respond to a boat fire in San Pedro Channel near San Pedro, California, Jan. 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard, lifeguards and LA County Fire units responded to a sailboat engulfed in flames in the vicinity of the San Pedro Channel,...

Coast Guard, locals rescue mudslide victims in Santa Barbara County

Coast Guard, locals rescue mudslide victims in Santa Barbara County
Homes and streets of a neighborhood affected by the Santa Barbara County mudslides in Santa Barbara, California are shown, Jan. 9, 2018, from the perspective of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew involved in rescuing injured and stranded victims.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued and medevaced several mudslide victims in Santa Barbara County area, Monday...

Coast Guard to hold memorial ceremony Saturday for murdered shipmate

Coast Guard to hold memorial ceremony Saturday for murdered shipmate
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a wreath-laying ceremony near Smugglers Cove in memory of Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell E. Horne on the five year anniversary of his passing Saturday. A native of Mountain View, Horne attended Patterson High School in Patterson, and enlisted in the Coast Guard Feb. 2, 1999. As a boatswain’s mate, Horne served in Humboldt Bay, Charleston...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Long Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Long Beach
Coast Guard file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing diver in the vicinity of Long Beach Saturday evening. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched for approximately four hours covering nearly 36 square nautical miles. At sunset, the search was suspended pending further developments. The missing individual is a male in his mid-fifties approximately...

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach coordinates 2017 Maritime Cyber Security Seminar

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach coordinates 2017 Maritime Cyber Security Seminar
Capt. Charlene L. Downey, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commander, speaks to guests during the 2017 cyber-security seminar in Wilmington, California, Nov. 8, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach coordinated the 2017 Maritime Cyber Security Seminar with port partners in Wilmington, Los Angeles,...

Coast Guard medevacs 64-year-old man from Naval Facility on San Nicolas Island

Coast Guard medevacs 64-year-old man from Naval Facility on San Nicolas Island
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 64-year-old man from the naval facility on San Nicolas Island, Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 2:00p.m., San Nicolas Island Naval Facility personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders reporting a 64-year-old contractor...