Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Dana Point Harbor

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Dana Point Harbor
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater near Dana Point Wednesday at 8:11 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach Operations Center in Long Beach received a call from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 10:59 a.m., Tuesday, reporting that an 18-foot Boston Whaler was actively spinning in circles two miles west of Dana...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Dana Point

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Dana Point
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Dana Point, Calif. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach Operations Center in Long Beach received a call from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 10:59 a.m., reporting that an 18-foot Boston Whaler was actively spinning in circles two miles west of Dana Point. The Coast Guard immediately...

Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base

Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard members celebrated the 75th year of operating the base located on North Harbor Drive in 2012. Now known as Coast Guard Sector San Diego, the original facility was commissioned as an air station in April 1937. At the time it was the only Coast Guard air station in California and its primary mission was seeking out drug smugglers on the maritime border. Much of the preparation...

Coast Guard, state and local agencies combine to apprehend three suspected smugglers

Coast Guard, state and local agencies combine to apprehend three suspected smugglers
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, and several other government agencies worked together to apprehend three people suspected of attempting to smuggle contraband into California, Oct. 30, 2012. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station San Diego and Customs & Border Protection aircraft tracked a small...

Coast Guard and Navy team up to airlift sick crewman off container ship 400 miles off California coast

Coast Guard and Navy team up to airlift sick crewman off container ship 400 miles off California coast
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard worked jointly with the Navy to airlift a sick crewman Monday night from the container ship Horizon Spirit transiting 460 miles west of San Diego. To be able to fly its long-range rescue mission, the Coast Guard Air Station San Diego-based MH-60 Jayhawk refueled aboard the Navy ship USS Peleliu before recovering the sick man, the ship’s captain, from the 800-foot...

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...

Coast Guard en route to assist three injured boaters hundreds of miles west of San Francisco

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard is en route to rescue and assist three injured persons aboard a 67-foot yacht hundreds of miles west of San Francisco. The Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center in Alameda has diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf to assist the injured sailors. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Air Station San Diego, was sent to and landed aboard the Bertholf...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing 53-year-old kayaker at 9:53 p.m., August 6, 2011. The 53-year-old man was reported missing by family members Thursday, after he went kayaking near Newport Harbor but never returned. The search has been suspended after 52 hours of searching 2,446 square miles without finding any signs of the man or his green kayak. The Coast...

Coast Guard concludes search in the Sea of Cortez

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-130 Hercules aircrew completed a search of a 803 square-mile area in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico, Tuesday as part of the overall search effort for seven people missing from a charter fishing boat that sank there Sunday, July 3. There are no plans for additional flights. Throughout the case Coast Guard conducted a total...