Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous coastal conditions

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous coastal conditions
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the coastal waters of the San Francisco Bay area due to high surf conditions this weekend. A high surf warning is now in effect until Saturday afternoon along the coastline of Sonoma County through Monterey...

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous weather conditions impacting coastal areas around San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous weather conditions impacting coastal areas around San Francisco Bay
A Coast Guard Station Golden Gate crewmember observes weather conditions at Fort Baker, Calif., (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters, beachgoers and others in and around the waters of San Francisco Bay to exercise caution due to heavy rains and increased wave activity over the next few days. Two storm systems will bring...

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous weather forecasts San Francisco Bay area

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous weather forecasts San Francisco Bay area
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters, beachgoers and those who operate on and near the water to exercise caution in and around the waters of San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay due to strong winds and heavy rains. The hazardous weather advisory of strong southerly winds up to 30 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph, and heavy rain is forecasted to impact the bay area from Tuesday evening through...

Coast Guard advises caution for high tides around Bay Area

Coast Guard advises caution for high tides around Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard advises exercising caution on and around the San Francisco Bay coastline and waterfronts, as excessively high tides are expected through mid-week. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood statement for a series of King Tides, which are expected to run through Wednesday. The conditions are expected to result in minor coastal flooding of low-lying areas...

Coast Guard urges caution for strong ocean swells and breaking surf around San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard urges caution for strong ocean swells and breaking surf around San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beach goers to exercise caution in and around the waters of San Francisco Bay due to forecasted strong swells over the next few days. Strong northwesterly swells are anticipated to impact the coastal north bay to include Point Reyes National Seashore, the San Francisco peninsula, northern Monterey Bay, southern Monterey Bay, and Big Sur. Swells...

Coast Guard urges caution for strong swells, rip current conditions in Marin, Santa Cruz counties

Coast Guard urges caution for strong swells, rip current conditions in Marin, Santa Cruz counties
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beach goers to exercise caution in and around the waters of San Francisco Bay due to strong swells causing increased rip current conditions over the next few days. Strong southwesterly swells are anticipated to impact coastal sections of Marin and Santa Cruz counties, causing dangerous rip current conditions. Be advised jetties, inlets and piers...

Cleanup and investigation of San Francisco Bay oil spill continues

Cleanup and investigation of San Francisco Bay oil spill continues
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continue to respond to a fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. At 10:56 a.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien....

Coast Guard testing nation’s first “virtual” Aids to Navigation in San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard testing nation’s first “virtual” Aids to Navigation in San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is now testing 25 electronic aids to navigation (eATON) to augment existing physical aids and mark unique and potentially hazardous navigation features in the San Francisco Bay Area. Commonly referred to as “virtual” buoys, the eATON are being transmitted through the Coast Guard’s Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) for display on ships’ electronic...

Coast Guard responds to disabled Duck boat

Coast Guard responds to disabled Duck boat
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard watchstanders coordinated a tow of a disabled tour boat near McCovey Cove in the San Francisco Bay, Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report from the Coast Guard Auxiliary of steam coming from the engine of the Ride the Duck, a local duck boat. Coast Guard Station San Francisco launched a 45-foot...