Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay, Calif. renamed Sector Humboldt Bay

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard command responsible for operations from the California-Oregon border south to the Mendocino-Sonoma county line, will be renamed Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay effective May 31, 2013. Group Humboldt Bay is changing its name as a result of a service-wide standardization initiative, but the switch will not impact any services...

Woman swept out to sea near Shelter Cove, Calif.

Woman swept out to sea near Shelter Cove, Calif.
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A 32-year-old woman was swept out to sea today while walking on Black Sand Beach with her friend and her dog. Her friend called the Coast Guard, and Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay diverted a helicopter and launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Noyo River to search for the woman in the water. Additionally, Shelter Cove Fire Rescue was called in to...

Sailor safe after vessel grounding north of Crescent City

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. – The owner and operator of a 45-foot sailing vessel, the QE II, is safe after it became grounded on a beach six miles north of Crescent City Friday. The sailor reported that he departed from Hawaii three weeks ago and was on his way to Crescent City, CA, when his boat became grounded in 14-foot breaking surf. His marine radio was not working properly, but he was able to contact...

Man airlifted from secluded cove in Redwood National Park

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew airlifted a man trapped in a cove today at Redwood National and State Park south of Crescent City. The man, 35-year-old Eric Meyer, was found stuck in a cove surrounded by 200-foot cliffs at 11:30 a.m., approximately a mile south of Enderts Beach, a secluded area known for its tide pools during low tide. His car, which had remained...

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...

Boating safety emphasized at start of salmon season

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – To coincide with the start of this year’s recreational salmon season on May 14, Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay in conjunction with Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 8 is celebrating National Safe Boating Week early. Nationally, Safe Boating Week is the week before Memorial Day, but in order to be ready for a safe salmon season the Coast Guard is pushing boating safety early....

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...

Four safe after boat sinks in Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard Photo KING SALMON, Calif. – Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay responded to a distress call today from passengers from a boat that sank in the vicinity of King Salmon this afternoon.   At 2:57 p.m. the Coast Guard received reports of people in the water in southern Humboldt Bay. Four people were crabbing on a small aluminum boat at the time of the incident. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay: Guardians of the North Coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard District 11 feature video highlighting the missions and units located in U.S. Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay. Covering Eureka and Mendocino counties in Northern California, Group Humboldt Bay consists of two patrol boats, two smallboat stations, an air station, and an aids to navigation team. The group also hosts a Coast Guard electronics support detachment...