Coast Guard suspends search for four missing crewmembers off the Farallon Islands

ALAMEDA, California – Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for four sailors missing since Saturday afternoon when their sailing vessel, the Low Speed Chase, grounded near the Farallon Islands. Throughout the course of a search covering an area of more than 5,000 square miles, efforts by multiple air assets included a C-130 airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, an MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard, Air National Guard continue search for 4 missing sailors near the Farrallon Islands

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The US Coast Guard and California Air National Guard continue to search for four individuals who remain missing following Saturday’s grounding of the sailing vessel Low Speed Chase near the Farallon Islands. Coast Guard air assets conducted a search for missing crewmembers throughout much of the evening, with the exception of a temporary suspension in the early morning hours...

Coast Guard, Air National Guard Team rescues 3 sailors

ALAMEDA, California – The US Coast Guard and Air National Guard are conducting rescue efforts in the vicinity of the Farallon Islands following the grounding of a sailing vessel with eight people on board. At approximately 3 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, received a 406MHz signal from an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon registered...

Medical supplies dropped off to yacht crew 300 miles off San Francisco

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, an Alameda-based National Security Cutter, is steaming toward a damaged yacht located approximately 270 miles west of San Francisco to help three crewmembers injured as a result of heavy seas. With the cutter’s long range rescue helicopter aboard, plans call for the aircrew to fly to the yacht, assess the crews’ injuries, and airlift any...

Calif. Air National Guard rescues injured fishermen hundreds of miles offshore

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. — California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have successfully completed the rescue of two injured fishermen from a Chinese fishing vessel about 700 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. The rescue phase of the mission began Sunday when Guardian Angel Pararescuemen parachuted off an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft into the Pacific Ocean and boarded...

Coast Guard and California Air National Guard working together in long-range medevac

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and California Air National Guard are working together to conduct a long-range medevac 1,400 miles southwest of San Diego today.