Coast Guard searching for individual reported overboard from sunken vessel near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard searching for individual reported overboard from sunken vessel near Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is searching for one individual after a vessel reportedly sank approximately 17 miles South of Santa Barbara Harbor. Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency distress signal from the commercial fishing vessel, MISS JACINDA, at 4 p.m, Friday. Coast Guard watchstanders immediately launched an MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles,...

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen holds change of command ceremony
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Lt. Cmdr. Justin Vanden Heuvel relieved Cmdr. Thomas D’Arcy as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen during a change of command ceremony Friday. Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, commander of Eleventh Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. Prior to reporting to Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, Vanden Heuvel served as a chief instructor for the Chief Warrant...

Practicing Partnership: Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, NOAA

Practicing Partnership: Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, NOAA
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration technician performs required maintenance on NOAA Environmental Buoy 46013 on the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard) SAN FRANCISCO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen and a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration established a new NOAA environmental buoy and serviced three existing buoys approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters near Point Bonita

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters near Point Bonita
SAN FRANCISCO — Six boaters were rescued near Point Bonita in Sausalito, Monday morning. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders were notified at 10:12 a.m., Monday, of a 42-foot recreational fishing vessel that had navigated outside of the channel and struck submerged rocks, causing minor injuries to one person aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen was within the vicinity of the vessel...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker attempting long journey to Hawaii

Coast Guard rescues kayaker attempting long journey to Hawaii
SAN PEDRO, Calif.- The Coast Guard has rescued a 57-year-old man Tuesday morning, attempting to kayak from Calif. to Hawaii, when a distress call was received indicating an equipment failure. The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center received a report of a stranded kayaker approximately 63 miles southwest of Point Conception, Calif. A friend of the man stated that he left Monterey,...

Coast Guard and NOAA work together to replace Northern California weather buoy

Coast Guard and NOAA work together to replace Northern California weather buoy
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen coordinated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to replace a faulty weather buoy 25 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay, Calif., Thursday. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen moored at Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart Designated...

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen works with the National Park Service to protect local birds

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen works with the National Park Service to protect local birds
San Franciso – Coast Guard members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, homeported in San Francisco, worked with the National Park Service to place two temporary “information” buoys approximately 500 feet from the Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay to protect the local seabirds during the America’s Cup event Tuesday, July 3, 2013. The birds are sensitive to disturbance from nearby boats,...

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen returns home after milestone marijuana seizure

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen returns home after milestone marijuana seizure
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – San Francisco-based Coast Guard Cutter Aspen returned home Sunday after seizing approximately 8,500 pounds of marijuana from a vessel Wednesday approximately 160 miles west of Los Angeles. The event marks a 50-ton milestone for waterborne marijuana seizures in Southern California and the Pacific Southwest border region this fiscal year. Fifty tons of pot has an estimated...

Coast Guard Southwest Reaches 50-ton Milestone with Pot Bust off Los Angeles

Coast Guard Southwest Reaches 50-ton Milestone with Pot Bust off Los Angeles
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – San Francisco-based Coast Guard Cutter Aspen seized approximately 8,500 pounds of marijuana from a vessel Wednesday some 160 miles west of Los Angeles. The event marks a 50-ton milestone for waterborne marijuana seizures in Southern California and the Pacific Southwest border region this fiscal year. Fifty tons of pot has an estimated value of $90.7 million. Contraband seized...