Search continues for missing boater, Lucky Dog towed to Oceanside

Search continues for missing boater, Lucky Dog towed to Oceanside
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews continue to search from Oceanside to La Jolla for the 53-year-old Oceanside man who went missing Monday. The Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast to inform mariners about the case. A commercial tug, the Robyn J, located the Lucky Dog with its engine engaged at 6:26 a.m., Tuesday, approximately 10 miles northwest of La Jolla. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, Ocean Harbor Police search for missing person off Oceanside after dog found

Coast Guard, Ocean Harbor Police search for missing person off Oceanside after dog found
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard and Oceanside Harbor police are searching for a missing man after he failed to return home from boating and his dog was found on the beach near a jetty in Oceanside, Monday. Along with Oceanside Harbor Police, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and the Coast Guard Cutter Edisto have been dispatched to search for the missing man and his 21-foot white striper...

Coast Guard and Customs disrupt two smuggling attempts

Coast Guard and Customs disrupt two smuggling attempts
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) crews work together to disrupt two marijuana smuggling attempts off the coast of California, Tuesday morning. The first event began at 12:23 a.m., when the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Edisto encountered a panga boat approximately 47 miles southwest of San Clemente Island. When the suspected smugglers detected the Edisto,...

Coast Guard, Mexican navy disrupt smuggling attempt

Coast Guard, Mexican navy disrupt smuggling attempt
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted a panga boat with three suspected smugglers aboard more than 100 miles southwest of San Diego, Tuesday. After a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft spotted the panga early Tuesday morning, the Coast Guard Cutter Edisto was diverted to investigate. The panga crew, who claimed Mexican nationality, was throwing fuel barrels overboard when the cutter...

Coast Guard, Border Patrol rescue 2 from sinking boat

Coast Guard, Border Patrol rescue 2 from sinking boat
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard and Border Patrol crews worked together to rescue two men from a sinking boat just north of the Mexican border, Friday afternoon. The Coast Guard received a distress call from the two men who were aboard an 18-foot aluminum boat four miles offshore at approximately 12:25 p.m. Coast Guard Cutter Edisto and a Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol Search Trauma...

1 dead, 5 rescued from surf after sailboat accident

1 dead, 5 rescued from surf after sailboat accident
SAN DIEGO — One person is dead and five others were rescued by a San Diego-based Coast Guard aircrew, Saturday, after their boat drifted into the surf and broke apart near San Clemente Island, Calif., during a sailboat race. The 30-foot sailboat Uncontrollable Urge crew issued a mayday call and activated their Digital Selective Calling feature on their VHF marine radio around 9:26 p.m., Friday,...

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 rescues downed Marine aviators

SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard crews rescued two Marines after their F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean approximately 85 miles southwest of San Diego, Aug. 10, 2011. Both Marines are in stable condition. After notification of the downed aircraft, the Coast Guard launched a number of assets to begin the rescue mission. Once on scene, the Coast Guard Cutter Edisto heard the Marines and vectored...

Coast Guard Responding to Fire Aboard Cruise Ship Carnival Splendor

USCG PhotoALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to reports of a fire that occurred earlier today aboard the 952-foot cruise ship, Carnival Splendor. Initial reports of the fire were received by the U.S. Coast Guard at 8 a.m., today. Three Coast Guard cutters, a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft, a vessel in the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, a Mexican Navy...