Coast Guard continues to support Mexican Navy in search for missing 7

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft completed a 300 square-mile search grid in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico, Thursday as part of the overall search effort for seven people missing from a charter fishing boat that sank there over the weekend. No sign of the missing fishermen was found. The Sacramento-based long-range search and rescue plane was requested...

Coast Guard conducts long range medevac of cruise ship passenger

SAN DIEGO – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego medically evacuated a 75-year-old woman from the cruise ship Oosterdam, 180 miles south of San Diego late Friday night. The Oosterdam’s crew contacted the Coast Guard requesting a medevac for the woman. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and determined that an immediate medevac was recommended. Shortly after...

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...

Reports on Coast Guard, Marine Corps aircraft collision released

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy today released the results of their command investigations into the October 2009 collision of Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules CG-1705 and a Marine AH-1W Cobra helicopter off the coast of Southern California.  All seven Coast Guard aircrew members and both Marine Corps aviators were killed in the crash.

Air Station Sacramento welcomes new Commanding Officer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The crewmembers of Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento welcomed a new commanding officer to the air station during a change of command ceremony held today at McClellan Field.

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel near Pt. Conception

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR, Calif. – The Coast Guard responded to a report of a disabled 65-foot sailing vessel with three people aboard, about 30 miles south of Pt. Conception at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Coast Guard searching for overdue Catalina Island boater

CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater aboard the 36-foot sailing vessel Cake.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing 55-year-old man whose 30-foot sail boat ran aground on the beach one mile south of the Santa Monica Pier.

Coast Guard searching for missing boater

SANTA MONCIA, Calif. – Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a report at 3:40pm of a 30-foot sail boat that had ran aground on the beach one mile south of the Santa Monica Pier.