Coast Guard, Korean War Veterans Association celebrate 65th anniversary of armistice

Coast Guard, Korean War Veterans Association celebrate 65th anniversary of armistice
A crew member of Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda rings the ship’s bell as names of several Humboldt Bay area natives who died during the Korean War are read during a ceremony in Eureka, Calif., June 27, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and members of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 176 commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Korean...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 near Indian Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 near Indian Island
The Catalina, a 17-foot sailing vessel, sits moored in Eureka, Calif., July 27, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo). MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan crew worked together to rescue two people whose 17-foot sailboat capsized near Indian Island off the coast of Eureka, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received multiple calls via phone and VHF channel...

Coast Guard finds adrift sailboat 1 month after rescuing owners

Coast Guard finds adrift sailboat 1 month after rescuing owners
Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda crewmembers prepare to tow the unmanned 46-foot sailing vessel after finding it near Fort Bragg, Calif., July 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo). SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda crew found the sailing vessel Kelaerin, Sunday while on routine patrol near Fort Bragg more than 440 miles south-southeast from its position on June 16. The Barracuda...

Coast Guard supports Korean War Veterans on 61st Anniversary of Armistice

Coast Guard supports Korean War Veterans on 61st Anniversary of Armistice
HUMBOLDT BAY, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay commemorated the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice off Humboldt Bay, July 27. Members of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 176 held a wreath-laying ceremony aboard the Barracuda approximately three miles off Humboldt Bay. The ceremony included...

Fleet Week, America’s Cup – Formula for fun, frenzy

Fleet Week, America's Cup - Formula for fun, frenzy
San Francisco – This week’s confluence of major events in San Francisco Bay is a rare opportunity for boaters and citizens to explore and enjoy the area’s vibrant maritime culture, but it also holds the potential for accidents and conflicts that the Coast Guard and other emergency response agencies are working hard to avoid.  While some Bay area Coast Guard personnel will have time...

Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay, fighting against the fog

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif – Capt. Salvatore Palmeri believes in training the way you fight, and constant training in challenging environments is exactly what the aviators and boat crews of Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay do on a regular basis. In 2010, Air Station Humboldt Bay, racked up more than 1,300 training hours, accounting for more than half of their entire flight time, said Palmeri. Palmeri...

Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda holds change of command ceremony

Capt. Christopher Martino delivers remarks during a change command ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda U.S. Coast Guard photo. EUREKA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Eureka, exchanged leadership today at Woodley Island Marina. Senior Chief Petty Officer Phillip J. Kibby assumed command from Senior Chief Petty Officer Devin R. Spencer as...

Red-orange material south of Half Moon Bay determined to be algae bloom

SAN FRANCISCO – A red-orange substance was reported in the water approximately 11 miles south of Half Moon Bay Friday afternoon and was determined to be an algal bloom by visual inspection.