Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz
Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill assists NOAA personnel with the disentanglement of a whale three miles southwest of Santa Cruz, Oct. 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel in locating an entangled whale and assisting in its safe disentanglement near Santa Cruz, Monday. NOAA personnel contacted Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs man from charter fishing vessel west of Golden Gate Bridge

Coast Guard medevacs man from charter fishing vessel west of Golden Gate Bridge
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year-old man from a 50-foot charter fishing vessel approximately 20 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday afternoon. The captain of the fishing vessel Tiger Shark contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailboat 77 miles southwest of Half Moon Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailboat 77 miles southwest of Half Moon Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew poses with two boaters after hoisting them from their 37-foot disabled sailboat 77 miles southwest of Half Moon Bay, Sept. 23, 2018. Pictured left to right are Petty Officer 3rd Class James Granger (flight mechanic), Lt. Katherine Voth(aricraft commander), the two rescued boaters, Petty Officer 2nd Class Dan Gossage (rescue swimmer)...

Coast Guard rescues stranded wind surfer near Coyote Point

Coast Guard rescues stranded wind surfer near Coyote Point
A Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45-foot Response Boat crew rescues a stranded wind surfer after he became separated from his gear off Coyote Point near San Mateo, California, Sept. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, partner agencies and a good Samaritan rescued a stranded wind surfer after he became separated from his gear near Coyote Point, Tuesday evening. The...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 35 miles southwest of Golden Gate Bridge

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 35 miles southwest of Golden Gate Bridge
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J aircraft file photo by Lt. Scott HandlinSAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 76-year-old woman approximately 35 miles southwest of the Golden Gate Bridge, Tuesday morning. Crew aboard the cruise ship Star Princess contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5 a.m. requesting assistance for a passenger experiencing symptoms...

Coast Guard rescues boater near Alameda

Coast Guard rescues boater near Alameda
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a boater whose 14-foot sailing vessel capsized and was taking on water south of Alameda, Tuesday. The operator of the sailing vessel made a mayday broadcast via VHF-FM channel 16 around 4 p.m., but due to a language barrier, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to vessel stuck on rocks near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard responds to vessel stuck on rocks near Santa Cruz Island
Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard, California National Parks Service and a good Samaritan responded to a vessel that drifted into the rocks with three people aboard off of Santa Cruz Island, Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a may-day distress at approximately 2:00...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured hiker in Alum Rock Park

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured hiker in Alum Rock Park
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard, San Jose Fire Department and California State Park crews worked together to rescue an injured hiker in Alum Rock Park near San Jose, Sunday morning. San Jose Fire Department dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders around midnight,...

Coast Guard medevacs 23-year-old woman near Santa Barbara Island

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 23-year-old woman from a diving boat in the vicinity of Santa Barbara Island, Sunday morning. The dive boat’s crew notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center watchstanders at approximately 7:30 a.m., of a diver found unconscious after surfacing from her dive. A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base...