Coast Guard rescues kayakers stranded on Anacapa Island

Coast Guard rescues kayakers stranded on Anacapa Island
The Coast Guard rescued two women who were stranded on Anacapa Island, Aug. 11. 2020. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued two women who were stranded on Anacapa Island, Tuesday. At approximately 3:00 p.m., 911 dispatchers relayed a call from the kayakers, who were stranded on a rocky outcropping, to Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue four from burning boat near Ventura

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue four from burning boat near Ventura
The Coast Guard, local partner agencies and good Samaritans rescued four boaters whose vessel caught fire southwest of Ventura, California, Aug. 9, 2020. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard, local partner agencies and good Samaritans rescued four boaters whose vessel caught fire, Sunday, southwest of Ventura. At approximately 9:30 a.m., people aboard a 25-foot recreational fishing boat contacted...

Coast Guard honors local mariner in Oxnard

Coast Guard honors local mariner in Oxnard
Capt. Rebecca Ore presents the Meritorious Public Service award to Captain Paul Amaral, owner and operator of Channel Watch Marine Inc., for his dedicated service to the maritime community throughout the coastal waters of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach June 23, 2020. In 2019, Captain Amaral responded to 389 disabled vessels, 49 potential marine pollution...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off San Nicolas Island

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off San Nicolas Island
MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately eight miles off San Nicolas Island, Saturday. At approximately 3:13 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a report of a man having convulsions aboard the fishing vessel Ginger,...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to explosion aboard sailboat

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to explosion aboard sailboat
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium tows a vessel back to port 6 June 2020 Avalon, California.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of an explosion aboard a vessel near Avalon Saturday. At approximately 10:55 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a call via channel 16 alerting them to a reported...

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach holds virtual change of command

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach holds virtual change of command
Capt. Rebecca Ore, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commander, assumes command from Capt. Monica Rochester during the Sector Los Angles-Long Beach change-of-command ceremony in San Pedro, California, May 21, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach personnel held a change-of-command ceremony Thursday in San...

Coast Guard monitors increased oil tanker presence off SoCal coast

Coast Guard monitors increased oil tanker presence off SoCal coast
Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal patrols the coast of Southern California, April 23, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Aidan Cooney) SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard is monitoring the increased presence of oil tanker vessels near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Thursday. There were 27 tanker vessels off the coast of Southern California Thursday afternoon. The...

Coast Guard urges caution to mariners ahead of heavy weather

Coast Guard urges caution to mariners ahead of heavy weather
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat. (Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for heavy sea conditions and high winds, which are expected to impact the Central and Southern California Coast through Monday. Sunday’s weather conditions for the inner waters in the vicinity of metro Los Angeles include wind speeds reaching...

Coast Guard presents Purple Heart to World War I sailors

Coast Guard presents Purple Heart to World War I sailors
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Casey Roberds, plays taps during a Purple Heart presentation ceremony on Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, November 15, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach personnel posthumously presented a Purple Heart to the families of Joseph Lieb and Benjamin Nelson in San Pedro,...