Coast Guard suspends search for 2 from overdue recreational vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 from overdue recreational vessel
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard crews have suspended the active search for two people from an overdue pleasure craft near Bodega Bay. Friday at 7:30 p.m., responders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report of a 21-foot pleasure craft with four people aboard that was overdue from a fishing trip near Bodega Bay. Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat rescue crew,...

Coast Guard assists disabled sailing vessel 150 miles offshore Monterey, Calif.

Coast Guard assists disabled sailing vessel 150 miles offshore Monterey, Calif.
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard crews assisted a Singlehanded TransPac Race sailing vessel 150 miles offshore of Monterey, Calif., Sunday. A solo sailor in a disabled sailboat arrived safely in Monterey Harbor Tuesday morning after being assisted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill and by the crew of a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Monterey. The case began when watchstanders...

Coast Guard, state and local agencies combine to apprehend three suspected smugglers

Coast Guard, state and local agencies combine to apprehend three suspected smugglers
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, and several other government agencies worked together to apprehend three people suspected of attempting to smuggle contraband into California, Oct. 30, 2012. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station San Diego and Customs & Border Protection aircraft tracked a small...

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, local agencies tracking missing children aboard sailboat off Calif. coast

Coast Guard, local agencies tracking missing children aboard sailboat off Calif. coast
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and the South San Francisco Police Department are actively tracking a stolen sailboat with two abducted children aboard in the waters off the Monterey Peninsula, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center received an agency assist request from the South San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday. The sailboat was reported...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near Moss Landing

SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard crews suspended the search at 8:37 p.m. for a 42-year-old man who went overboard from a 43-foot fishing vessel approximately nine miles off the coast of Moss Landing, Calif., Tuesday. The fishing vessel Elaine notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Monterey, Calif., that a crewmember had gone overboard at approximately 6:30 a.m. The Coast Guard searched with crews...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing fisherman near Moss Landing

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a missing 42-year-old man who went overboard from a 43-foot fishing vessel approximately nine miles off the coast of Moss Landing, Calif., Tuesday. The fishing vessel Elaine notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Monterey, Calif., that a crewmember had gone overboard at approximately 6:30 a.m. The Coast Guard launched...

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from barge

SAN FRANCISCO – At approximately 7:30 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard received notification and responded to a grounded barge along San Francisco’s waterfront near the St. Francis Yacht club. The Coast Guard was notified that the barge is carrying sand and rock. The Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill, a 25-foot response boat, a MH-65 Helicopter, and a Coast Guard incident management team responded to...