Coast Guard responds to report of vessel collision near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard responds to report of vessel collision near Santa Barbara
  SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard crews respond to report of a vessel collision near Santa Barbara around 6 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received notification of the two vessels; the Golden Eagle and the Natural Mystic, colliding approximately 6 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara. Coast Guard watchstanders immediately launched a 45-foot rescue...

Couple’s miscommunication prompts exhaustive Coast Guard search

Couple's miscommunication prompts exhaustive Coast Guard search
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard searched and located five people near Catalina Island, Calif., early Sunday morning after they were reported missing when they did not return from a daylong fishing trip, late Saturday night. The boat owner’s wife contacted the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center at 10:51 p.m., Saturday night reporting the boat, the 34-foot Wahine, and...

Coast Guard medevacs a boater suffering heart attack symptoms

Coast Guard medevacs a boater suffering heart attack symptoms
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard medevaced a man, reportedly suffering heart attack symptoms, from a recreational boat at around 10 a.m., near Santa Rosa Island, Santa Barbara, Calif., July 20, 2013 Personnel on watch at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach received a radio call on channel 16 VHF-FM at around 8 a.m. stating that a man aboard a 27-foot pleasure boat near Santa Rosa...

Coast Guard, Customs & Border Protection nab drug boat

Coast Guard, Customs & Border Protection nab drug boat
LOS ANGELES – Coast Guard and Customs & Border Protection assets joined forces to track and interdict a small boat carrying approximately 35 large bundles of marijuana with three men onboard just north of San Miguel Island, Calif., Nov. 14. While on patrol, a CBP aircraft spotted the suspicious vessel and began tracking it on the boat’s northern route. Coast Guard sectors San Diego and Los...

Coast Guard recovers missing diver near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard recovers missing diver near Santa Cruz Island
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew located the body of a missing diver at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, off the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. The National Park Service contracted a helicopter to transport the diver from Santa Cruz Island to the Santa Barbara County Coroner. The 64 year-old male diver had gone missing Monday afternoon while diving for sea urchin...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Santa Cruz Island
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard continues searching Tuesday for a 64 year-old male diver reported missing Monday afternoon north of Santa Cruz Island. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach was notified at approximately 1 p.m. Monday that a diver did not resurface after diving from the fishing vessel Josefina Dos off the coast of Santa Cruz Island. Rescue helicopters from Coast Guard Air...

Advanced communication system helps Coast Guard save 4 prepared boaters

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard rescued four boaters after their 26-foot boat sunk about 13 miles northeast of Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island, Calif., at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. Coast Guard Command Center personnel heard three quick mayday calls via VHF radio channel 16, but were not given a location of the boaters in distress.  Using the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 communication system, watchstanders...

Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin receives new commanding officer

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin, an 87-foot Patrol Boat, received a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony held at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, July 21, 2011. Lt. Steven Baldovsky, commanding officer of the Blackfin, relinquished command to Lt. j.g. Tony Gregg, during a military ceremony that formally transfers command. The change of command ceremony is a...

Coast Guard and National Park Service locate 15 suspected illegal migrants

LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard and National Park Service conducted a joint search near Santa Cruz Island, Calif., that concluded with the apprehension of 15 suspected illegal migrants on Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center personnel received a relayed cell phone call from a person stating that he and three others had been dropped off on an island and were stranded,...