Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns after a successful 64-day counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns after a successful 64-day counter-narcotic patrol
SEATTLE — The 150-person crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is scheduled to return to homeport at Coast Guard Base Seattle at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, after a successful 64-day counter-narcotics patrol along the maritime border between the U.S. and Mexico. Midgett’s crew departed Seattle on Oct. 1, and devoted much of the transit south to serving as a training platform for Coast Guard aircrews from...

Coast Guard and Del Norte Sherriff’s Office rescue 6 from overturned vehicle

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew, from Air Station Humboldt Bay, and the Del Norte Sherriff’s Office teamed up to rescue six people from a vehicle that ran off the road near the Klamath River this morning. The vehicle ran off the road at approximately 7:30 a.m. and responding officers from the Del Norte Sherriff’s Office requested assistance from the Coast Guard...

Over 1,000 attend Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay open house

SAMOA, Calif. – An open house held at Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay drew a crowd of more than 1,000 visitors Saturday, Oct. 23. Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomed the public showing off its historic grounds perched on the entrance to Humboldt Bay. Crowds gathered in large numbers to see the search and rescue boats, a helicopter, and other partner agency equipment used to serve the local...

Coast Guard recovers man in Klamath River after early morning boat ride turns fatal

McKinleyville, Calif. – Early this morning, a Coast Guard helicopter recovered the body of a man from the mouth of the Klamath River. At 3:15 a.m., the Coast Guard was notified of a boat leaving the mouth of the Klamath River which quickly disappeared from view.  A Del Norte County Sherriff’s beach patrol and Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter searched for the boat.  At 8:06 a.m., the...

Coast Guard rescues man from 39-foot sailboat in distress 68 miles offshore

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A Coast Guard helicopter rescued a crewman from the sailing vessel Dorial, when the vessel became disabled 68 miles west of Crescent City, Calif. file photoAt 11:27 a.m. the Dorial crew broadcasted a MAYDAY distress call on VHF Channel 16. The vessel had lost its engine and sails were wrapped around the mast by the strong winds. Unable to sail or operate their engine the...

Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay units rescue kayaker off Trinidad Head

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man from the rocks on the north side of Trinidad Head this morning, after his kayak overturned in the surf. (video below)

Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay units rescue three from overturned sailboat

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Coast Guard units from Group Humboldt Bay rescued three sailors from an overturned sailboat 20 miles off the coast of Fort Bragg, Calif., Saturday afternoon.

Hiker stranded for five days on False Cape rescued by Coast Guard

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hiker from a beach north of Cape Mendocino, Calif., today. The hiker, a 50-year-old man, apparently fell from a cliff onto the beach on Sunday and survived for five days without food and water until a local fisherman spotted him on the beach and called the Coast Guard. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay units respond to MAYDAY

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Multiple Coast Guard units from Group Humboldt Bay responded to a MAYDAY call from the fishing vessel Sea Clipper Saturday night.