Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal siezes more than 130 bales of marijuana

SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal, home-ported in Corona Del Mar, Calif., recovered 137 bales of marijuana Nov. 17 in international waters off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. The crew of the cutter spotted a suspicious speed boat in the area and as they headed toward the craft, the speed boat’s crew was observed throwing bales into the water.

Orange County-based cutter recovers 336 pounds of marijuana

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal returned this week from a patrol of the waters surrounding the U.S./Mexico border where they recovered four bales of marijuana weighing approximately 336 pounds. On September 11, the Cutter Narwhal, homeported in Corona del Mar, California, was on a routine patrol when they received a report from Customs and Border Protection (CBP)of...

Coast Guard Responds to Downed Aircraft off Oceanside

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard received a report at 5:11 p.m. this afternoon of a downed aircraft carrying three people a mile and a half off of Oceanside. Despite thick fog causing low visibility, one survivor was recovered by a Good Samaritan and transferred to Oceanside Harbor Police. The Coast Guard continues to search for the other two people. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a rescue...

Coast Guard Searching for 4 People Near San Diego

Several San Diego media outlets are reporting this morning that the Coast Guard is searching  off Point Loma for 4 people who were on a boat that was sinking. According to the reports, a distress call came in around 3:30 a.m that the vessel, with 2 adults and 2 children on board, was taking on water. The Coast Guard began searching about 5 miles off Point Loma with both a helicopter from Air Station...