Coast Guard member receives award for Hurricane Florence rescue

Coast Guard member receives award for Hurricane Florence rescue
Capt. John McCarthy, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, presents Petty Officer 2nd Class David Paquin, an aviation survival technician, the Distinguished Flying Cross award during a ceremony held at Air Station Sacrament in McClellan, California, Aug. 21, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) MCCLELLAN, Calif. — A Coast Guard aircrew member...

Coast Guard searching after fishing vessel floods 85 miles off Cape Flattery, WA

Coast Guard searching after fishing vessel floods 85 miles off Cape Flattery, WA
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued one fisherman from a lifeboat early Tuesday morning after a 66-foot commercial fishing boat began to take on water about 85 miles offshore of Cape Flattery with three people aboard. Watchstanders at multiple Coast Guard units received a VHF radio hail for help at about 2 a.m. from a...

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles offshore Yaquina Bay, OR

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles offshore Yaquina Bay, OR
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists an injured fisherman from a commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon, Aug. 4, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman Tuesday from a 63-foot commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Rescued was Nathanial Miller, 24. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for local helicopter crew

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for local helicopter crew
The CG-6549 Memorial at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard honors the sacrifice of four crewmembers lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino, with a live stream scheduled Monday at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt. The public is invited to observe the memorial on the Sector Humboldt Bay Facebook page, which is scheduled for 8:15...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert sails near Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, while participating in a three-day North American Maritime Security Initiative exercise, March 1, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Sunday following a 69-day Eastern Pacific counterdrug deployment. The crew patrolled international waters off the coast of...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 225 miles off San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 225 miles off San Diego
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old woman from the cruise ship Viking Sun approximately 225 miles south of San Diego, Wednesday. The crew of the Viking Sun contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 8:20 a.m. requesting assistance...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man after boat capsizes near Bodega Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man after boat capsizes near Bodega Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J aircraft file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a man who was missing after Coast Guard crews rescued three people Saturday evening from a capsized commercial fishing boat approximately 30 miles northwest of Bodega Bay. The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tern, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported on...

Coast Guard rescues 3, continues search for 1 after boat capsizes off Bodega Bay

Coast Guard rescues 3, continues search for 1 after boat capsizes off Bodega Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday evening after a commercial fishing boat capsized approximately 30 miles north of Bodega Bay, while a search continues for the last man aboard the boat. An emergency position-indicating radio beacon from the 54-foot Miss Hailee...

10-year anniversary remembrance service held for aircrews involved in collision

10-year anniversary remembrance service held for aircrews involved in collision
Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ryan Welborn and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Schindler hold flowers as they participate in the honor platoon during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Coast Guard personnel in Sacramento hosted a remembrance service Tuesday for the 10th anniversary...