Coast Guard conducts multiple rescues across Northern California in May

Coast Guard conducts multiple rescues across Northern California in May
Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay crews in Northern California assisted 15 vessels since the beginning of May in the waters near Trinidad, Humboldt Bay, Eel River, Cape Mendocino and Shelter Cove. Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay and Coast Guard Station Noyo River boat crews assisted...

Coast Guard emphasizes water safety ahead of fishing and boating season

Coast Guard emphasizes water safety ahead of fishing and boating season
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and the National Safe Boating Council are promoting safe boating practices during the upcoming boating and fishing season in the areas surrounding Eureka, Fort Bragg, Crescent City, Redding and Ukiah. The public will notice increased air and boat enforcement patrols in the coming days. “In the event of a capsizing emergency, mariners...

Coast Guard aircrews in Humboldt Bay to increase flights during annual training

Coast Guard aircrews in Humboldt Bay to increase flights during annual training
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay lowers a rescue basket to a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew during training in Eureka, Calif.  (Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay aircrews are scheduled to go through annual standardization training and evaluations from March 18 through March 29. Flight...

Coast Guard re-designates Eureka as official Coast Guard City

Coast Guard re-designates Eureka as official Coast Guard City
Coast Guard Capt. Greg Fuller, Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay commander, Capt. James Pruett, Coast Guard 11th District chief of staff, and Mayor Susan Seaman of Eureka, California (pictured left to right) pose together as they re-designate Eureka as a Coast Guard City, Feb. 22, 2019 in Eureka.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard re-designated Eureka as an official...

Off-duty Coast Guard civilian rescues man near Humboldt Bay north jetty

Off-duty Coast Guard civilian rescues man near Humboldt Bay north jetty
The Humboldt Bay entrance channel is marked by north and south jetties. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — An off-duty Coast Guard civilian employee rescued a man near the Humboldt Bay north jetty Thursday, after seeing a man treading water in the high surf and strong current. A bystander called Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via...

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather along Northern California coast

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather along Northern California coast
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard encourages mariners and beachgoers to exercise caution along the Northern California coast as high winds and rough seas are forecasted to impact coastal Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties through late Thursday. The public is advised...

Coast Guard holds memorial service for helicopter crew lost in 1964 rescue

Coast Guard holds memorial service for helicopter crew lost in 1964 rescue
A memorial at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay  for the crew of CG1363, an HH-52 Seaguard helicopter that crashed during a rescue operation Dec. 22, 1964.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard held a memorial service at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay Friday to honor the crew and passengers of CG1363, an HH-52 Seaguard helicopter that crashed in a severe storm during...

Coast Guard urges public to exercise caution along Northern California coast

Coast Guard urges public to exercise caution along Northern California coast
Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay surf training file photo. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges the public to exercise caution along the Northern California coast as a winter storm is forecasted to impact coastal Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties this weekend. The public is advised to stay off the water and avoid hazardous conditions near beaches and jetties, as the storm is forecasted...

Coast Guard assists diabetic mariner near Patrick’s Point

Coast Guard assists diabetic mariner near Patrick's Point
A mariner is towed into port after receiving medical assistance from a Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew near Patrick’s Point in Trinidad, Calif., Oct. 31, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted a 55-year-old mariner who was reportedly experiencing symptoms of hypoglycemia while underway on his 29-foot sailboat five...