Coast Guard rescues 2 surfers in distress near Humboldt Bay jetties

Coast Guard rescues 2 surfers in distress near Humboldt Bay jetties
File photo of a 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat at Humboldt Bay MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two surfers in distress near the Humboldt Bay jetties Friday. A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay watchstanders after observing the surfers being pulled out to sea by the current. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew was dispatched to the scene. The Coast Guard crew located...

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay to host open house Saturday

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay to host open house Saturday
Station Humboldt Bay Open House file photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay personnel are scheduled to host an open house event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station, located at 200 New Navy Base Road in Eureka. The free, public event will welcome members of the community onto the base to see Coast Guard helicopters and small boats as well as emergency vehicles from...

Coast Guard establishes safety zones for Noyo River, Humboldt Bay, Crescent City Harbor

Coast Guard establishes safety zones for Noyo River, Humboldt Bay, Crescent City Harbor
EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard established a safety zone in the navigable waters of the Noyo River Channel, Humboldt Bay and Crescent City Harbor entrances Saturday to promote the navigational safety of all vessels along the coast when extreme environmental conditions are present, which will extend through March 31. The safety zone prohibits vessels from transiting the affected areas during...

Coast Guard tows vessel to Cresent City following storm

Coast Guard tows vessel to Cresent City following storm
HUMBOLDT BAY, Calif. – Coast Guard crews from Station Humboldt Bay save five people aboard the sailing vessel Paramour III, Sunday after the vessel was overcome by heavy weather. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond Aguilar. HUMBOLDT BAY, Calif. — Crews from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay rescued five people aboard a sailing vessel after the vessel was overcome by heavy...

Coast Guard responds to capsized boat off Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard responds to capsized boat off Humboldt Bay
EUREKA, Calif. — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay responded Thursday to a report of a capsized 19-foot pleasure craft with four people aboard near the Humboldt Bay South Jetty. The Coast Guard received a report that the vessel was swept into the jetty, began taking on water, and capsized shortly after, stranding the four boaters on the jetty rocks. A rescue helicopter from Sector Humboldt Bay,...

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house
SAMOA, Calif., – Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes the public to its annual Open House Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to visit the station and meet the local Coast Guard crew. Guests will be able to tour the historic building and rescue boats. Boat crews will be available to discuss their missions, general boating safety, and how the Coast Guard renders...

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen off the Northern California coast

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen off the Northern California coast
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Northern California Coast Guard boat crew rescued two fishermen from the surf yesterday when their 16-foot recreational vessel was overturned by a wave. The two men were clinging to the hull of the boat in 12-14 feet of breaking surf when the Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay rescue crew arrived on scene and threw them a life line. “One of the men was able to swim to...

Commandants Message on the Death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III

Commandants Message on the Death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III
  The below message is from Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp’s All Hands e-mail sent out on Dec. 2, 2012 and is reprinted from the Coast Guard Compass, official blog of the U.S. Coast Guard: To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard: It is with deep regret and sadness that I report the loss of Chief Boatswain’s Mate Terrell Horne, the Executive Petty Officer of CGC HALIBUT,...

Coast Guard suspends search for 16-year-old swept into water at Big Lagoon

Coast Guard suspends search for 16-year-old swept into water at Big Lagoon
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for the 16-year-old who was swept out to sea from a beach near Big Lagoon State Park on Saturday. At 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, the Coast Guard received notification from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s department that three people had been swept into the ocean. Group Air Station Humboldt Bay dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue...