Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week
Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite guide their bomb-detection dogs for Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105, as they conduct pier sweeps during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 5, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has ramped up safety and security patrols for this year’s...

Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones

Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in San Pedro, Calif., place a yellow buoy marking the center of the San Francisco Fleet Week 2017 security zone, Oct. 2, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival...

Coast Guard monitors pollution assessment of sunken landing craft near Rio Vista

Coast Guard monitors pollution assessment of sunken landing craft near Rio Vista
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are monitoring the salvage operations of a WWII-era landing craft that sank in the Sacramento River near Rio Vista Tuesday. Boaters aboard the 70-foot landing craft, which had a water truck aboard, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders at approximately 11:30 a.m., reporting that they were in distress. Sector...

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 responds to capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Bethel Island
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded Sunday to a report that the 87-foot vessel, Spirit of Sacramento, was taking on water in the vicinity of Franks Tract near Bethel Island. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco’s command center was notified of the situation at approximately 12:30 a.m. Both people onboard safely disembarked the vessel using a dinghy.  A small boat crew from Coast Guard Station...

3 people rescued near Sherman Island in the Sacramento Delta

3 people rescued near Sherman Island in the Sacramento Delta
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, Sacramento County Sheriffs and California Highway Patrol combined search efforts to rescue three people that went missing Friday night and were found at approximately 7:37 a.m., Saturday morning near Rio Vista, Calif. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Rio Vista received a call Saturday morning from a local resident near Sherman Island stating that there...

Coast Guard searches for 3 missing people near Rio Vista

Coast Guard searches for 3 missing people near Rio Vista
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has been actively searching for three missing people near Brannan Island, Calif., since 9 p.m. Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received a call Friday night at 9 p.m., from Brannan Island State Park of an overdue Jet Ski with three people aboard. The Jet Ski with one 36-year-old male, one 22-year-old female and a 10-year-old girl...

Coast Guard rescues woman near Sevenmile Slough in San Joaquin

Coast Guard rescues woman near Sevenmile Slough in San Joaquin
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a woman in distress near Sevenmile Slough in San Joaquin Monday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Rio Vista received a call from Solano County Fire Department of a woman in distress aboard a life raft in the vicinity of Rivers Edge Marina at Sevenmile Slough. At approximately 5:17 p.m., the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center received...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized boat near Bay Point

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized boat near Bay Point
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two men from a capsized vessel near Bay Point Saturday morning. At 4:49 a.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center received a report of a capsized vessel with two men in the water. One of the men wore a life jacket, while the other one clung to a floating duck decoy. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Vallejo responded and retrieved...