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, dog after search near Benicia, CA

Coast Guard rescues man, dog after search near Benicia, CA
USCG File PhotoSAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a man and his dog Tuesday evening after the man’s kayak capsized near Benicia. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a 911 relay call around 5:44 p.m., reporting an overturned kayak near the Benicia-Martinez Bridge. The command center issued an urgent marine information broadcast and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Mare Island Strait Ferry Building

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Mare Island Strait Ferry Building
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued three people in the water near Mare Island Strait Ferry Building Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report at approximately 7 p.m. of three people, two adults and a six-year-old child, in the water after their jet ski overturned. Coast Guard Station Vallejo launched a rescue boatcrew. After arriving on scene, the rescue...

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...

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, local agencies respond to reports of strong oil smell in Vallejo

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to reports of strong oil smell in Vallejo
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard and local agencies responded to reports of a smell of oil and sheen on the water near Rodeo and Vallejo Tuesday evening. At approximately 8 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a call from Vessel Traffic Service of the Ferry Intintoli reporting a strong smell of oil while transiting near Rodeo and Vallejo and received further information of sheen on the water...

Coast Guard responds to distress cases near Rodeo and San Francisco

Coast Guard responds to distress cases near Rodeo and San Francisco
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued one person from the water after his boat sank near Rodeo, and medevaced a man from a 30-foot sailboat near Treasure Island Monday afternoon. Personnel at the Phillips 66 facility in Rodeo contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center watchstanders at approximately 3:15 p.m., reporting a 10-foot sailboat capsized, leaving one person in the water...

Good Samaritans rescue distressed boaters in San Pablo Bay

Good Samaritans rescue distressed boaters in San Pablo Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — Good Samaritan mariners rescued two distressed boaters in San Pablo Bay, Marin County, at approximately 5 p.m., Thursday. At approximately 4:42 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan boating in San Pablo Bay, of a large debris field. The debris reported indicated that a recreational boater may be in distress and included: life...