Coast Guard and partner agencies continue stabilization, planning for capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue stabilization, planning for capsized vessel near Bethel Island
Coast Guard members, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response officers and Global Diving and Salvage, Inc. personnel evaluate the Spirit of Sacramento’s condition and conduct a shoreline assessment Sept. 8, 2016, near Bethel Island, Calif. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California...

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team transfers command

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team transfers command
NOVATO, Calif.- Cmdr. Keith M. Donohue left,  shakes the hand of Cmdr. David J. Reinhard, new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, during a change of command ceremony held at Novato. Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. NOVATO, Calif. — Cmdr. David J. Reinhard relieved Cmdr. Keith M. Donohue as commanding officer of...

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team deploys to Lone Star response near Dillingham, Alaska

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team deploys to Lone Star response near Dillingham, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team deployed to the response effort to remove the sunken vessel Lone Star from the Igushik River near Dillingham, Alaska, Friday. Members of the Pacific Strike Team will provide assistance and valuable experience to crews responding to the sunken vessel. “The Pacific Strike Team is made up of some of the best emergency responders the Coast...

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award

Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award
Novato, CA – Coast Guard Rear Adm. Joseph “Pepe” Castillo, Pacific Area deputy commander presented the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award to the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team Jan. 31, 2013. The Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award is earned by Coast Guard units that demonstrate an extraordinary state of readiness in administration, operations, maintenance and training during a rigorous...

California-based Coast Guard responders deploy to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts

California-based Coast Guard responders deploy to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard teams based in San Diego, Alameda, and Novato, Calif. have deployed to the East Coast to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. As emergency operations shift to recovery efforts, Coast Guard teams are working with federal, state and local authorities to ensure the safety and security of ports and facilities in the region and assist with pollution response...

Coast Guard District 11 Region names active duty and reserve enlisted people of the year

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Two California-based Coast Guard Petty Officers were chosen as the Active Duty Enlisted Person of the Year (EPOY) and Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year (REPOY) for the 11th Coast Guard District region during a recognition banquet Friday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Last year’s Reserve Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year, Petty Officer First Class William M. Hilt,...

Diesel fuel, oily wastewater removed from Guam Shipyard dry dock

Guam Shipyard drydock “Big Blue”. US Coast Guard photo GUAM – Coast Guard Sector Guam and Pacific Strike Team members continue to closely monitor various compartments aboard Guam Shipyard dry dock “Big Blue” for any further signs of oil as salvaging operations continue, Monday. Coast Guard members, along with Guam Shipyard workers, worked throughout the weekend, successfully...

Coast Guard assists with fuel transfer of Guam Shipyard dry dock “Big Blue”

GUAM – Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team members continue to provide oversight and monitor salvage operation plans for the sunken dry dock “Big Blue” in Apra Harbor, Thursday. Strike Team members reviewed the fuel transfer plan and testing of fuel transfer lines. Guam Shipyard personnel transferred diesel fuel from the dry dock, Big Blue, to a fuel tank aboard the tugboat Marianas Voyager. The...