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 rescues man in Oakland Estuary after sailboat runs aground

Coast Guard rescues man in Oakland Estuary after sailboat runs aground
A 32-foot sailing vessel lists to starboard in the Oakland Estuary, Calif., Sep. 9, 2017.  Coast Guard courtesy photo. SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a 61-year-old man who ran his 32-foot sailing vessel aground in the Oakland Estuary, Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received the man’s 911 relay call around 5:40 p.m., reporting his vessel had...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 near Alcatraz Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 near Alcatraz Island
A vessel that ran aground onto Alcatraz Island, Calif., remains ashore after the two boaters who were on board were rescued from the water, Aug. 29, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO — A good Samaritan and a Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people from the water after their raft ran aground and took on water near Alcatraz Island, Tuesday night. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders...

Coast Guard, USS Pampanito partner to preserve history

Coast Guard, USS Pampanito partner to preserve history
Crew members from Coast Guard Station San Francisco replace aging mooring lines at the historic USS Pampanito Aug. 2, 2017 at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard replaced the mooring lines on the USS Pampanito, the World War II submarine museum and memorial moored at Pier 45, in a public...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kite surfers in distress near Oyster Point Marina

Coast Guard rescues 2 kite surfers in distress near Oyster Point Marina
Coast Guard Cutter Pike file photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two kite surfers in distress near Oyster Point Marina Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report at approximately 7:45 p.m., that two kite surfers were expected to return to Oyster Point Marina at 5:30 p.m., but never returned. One individual, the student, was kite surfing while the...

Coast Guard aides in search for paddle boarder

Coast Guard aides in search for paddle boarder
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard personnel assisted in an overnight search Saturday until a Mission City Patrol Boat crew located a 60-year-old paddle boarder Sunday morning, who was reported missing near San Rafael Creek. The search for Jane Butler began after her son notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders around 11:00 p.m., reporting his mom left to paddleboard and usually...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat capsizes near Berkeley

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat capsizes near Berkeley
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two people who were reportedly experiencing symptoms of hypothermia after their 14-foot boat capsized near the Berkeley Marina, Tuesday. A good Samaritan reported the capsizing to Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 4:40 p.m. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco arrived...

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to monitor the sunken barge south of Bay Bridge

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to monitor the sunken barge south of Bay Bridge
The 112-foot freight barge Vengeance is pictured after capsizing near Yerba Buena Island, Calif., April 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO – A collaborative unified command has been established, comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, Vortex Marine Construction...