Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of capsized vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of capsized vessel
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard suspended at 10 p.m. Sunday the four-day search for additional survivors of a capsized vessel in Mona Passage waters between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Rescued are 38 survivors, 36 Haitian and two Dominican Republic nationals. Rescue crews also recovered 11 people deceased, whose nationalities...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters near Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters near Humboldt Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard suspended its active search for two overdue boaters near Humboldt Bay, Wednesday evening. Missing are 68-year-old Scott Arbaugh and his son, 49-year-old Josh Arbaugh. Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to adrift container ship off Point Reyes coast

Coast Guard responds to adrift container ship off Point Reyes coast
Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response and Marin County are responding to an adrift 564-foot container ship approximately seven miles off the coast of Point Reyes, Calif., Friday. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders were notified...

Coast Guard continues salvage operations for aground boat

Coast Guard continues salvage operations for aground boat
Photo courtesy of California Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continued salvage operations Tuesday that began Saturday for the grounded 42-foot commercial fishing boat Seastar on Kehoe Beach. Contractors removed all fuel and hazardous materials from the Seastar Saturday afternoon before commencing salvage operations. Salvage...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 7 people west of Monterey

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 7 people west of Monterey
Coast Guard C-27 Spartan aircraft file photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of seven people after their 85-foot commercial fishing boat caught fire Wednesday morning, approximately 350 miles west of Monterey. Eleventh Coast Guard District command center watchstanders received multiple emergency position-indicating radio beacon and personal location beacon alerts belonging...

Coast Guard medevacs woman 380 miles west of Bodega Bay

Coast Guard medevacs woman 380 miles west of Bodega Bay
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard and San Francisco Fire Department personnel medevaced a woman from a sailboat approximately 380 miles west of Bodega Bay Tuesday morning. Eleventh Coast Guard District Command Center watchstanders received a notification via satellite communicator at approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday, from the captain of the sailboat Cibola,...

Coast Guard rescues man in life raft offshore Gray Harbor, WA

Coast Guard rescues man in life raft offshore Gray Harbor, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a man in an emergency life raft Saturday offshore of Grays Harbor. At 11:39 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation alert for the fishing vessel Ruby Lily approximately 132 miles from Grays Harbor. Watchstanders launched crews from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria,...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento holds change-of-command

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento holds change-of-command
Rear Adm. Brian K. Penoyer, presided over the ceremony, where Capt. Ian A. Bastek replaced Capt. John F. McCarthy as the Air Station Sacramento commanding officer. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) ALAMEDA, Calif.— Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento personnel hosted a change-of-command ceremony Friday at Air Station Sacramento in McClellan Park. Coast Guard Rear Adm....

Unified Command continues response to container ship fire west of Big Sur

Unified Command continues response to container ship fire west of Big Sur
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SAN FRANCISCO — The Unified Command continues to respond to the fire aboard a container ship approximately 80 miles southwest of Big Sur, Saturday. The crew of the container ship NYK Delphinus reported the engine room has seen a steady decline in temperature through Saturday morning. Smoke is no longer visible and the...