Coast Guard presents veteran with National Defense Service Medal

Coast Guard presents veteran with National Defense Service Medal
Rikio Izumi, Coast Guard veteran, poses for a photo at a ceremony awarding him the National Defense Service Medal for his service during the Korean War, San Pedro, California, June 10, 2022. Mr. Izumi served on the Coast Guard Cutter Casco from 1951 to 1953. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard presented 92-year-old Coast Guard veteran,...

Coast Guard responds to container fire in the Port of LA/LB

Coast Guard responds to container fire in the Port of LA/LB
File Photo from Marine Safety Alert 01-22 SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard worked with port partners to identify shipping containers with undeclared hazardous materials that led to a shipping container fire in the Port of Los Angeles – Long Beach, March 4. At approximately 8:20 p.m., on March 4, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a report of a shipping container...

Coast Guard issues “party in interest” designation in pipeline investigation

Coast Guard issues "party in interest" designation in pipeline investigation
Alameda, CA – U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) marine casualty investigators boarded the container ship MSC DANIT, Saturday, in the Port of Long Beach. Prior to the visit, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Braden Rostad, Chief of Investigations, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach determined that the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) DANIT was involved in a January...

Coast Guard searching for 2 people in water near Dinosaur Caves Park

Coast Guard searching for 2 people in water near Dinosaur Caves Park
Coast Guard Station Morro Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are searching for beach goers who entered the water near Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach on Saturday. The beach goers are reported to be a white woman with blue hair wearing a bathing suit and the other a black man. A man fishing nearby notified Coast Guard Sector Los...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Crystal Cove State Park

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Crystal Cove State Park
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are searching for a diver that was reported missing Saturday at 9:45 p.m., near Laguna Beach. The diver is reported to be a 35 year-old-man last seen wearing a camouflage wet suit in the vicinity of Crystal Cove State Park. The missing...

Coast Guard urges caution during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges caution during spiny lobster season
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging all divers and mariners to exercise caution and utilize safe diving practices during of the California spiny lobster season in the greater Los Angeles area. Opening weekend led to an increase in diving activity, and unfortunately, two diving-related deaths in Southern California. “The importance of boating and diving safety cannot be overstated,”...

Coast Guard searching for pilot of downed aircraft off Santa Barbara coast

Coast Guard searching for pilot of downed aircraft off Santa Barbara coast
Suspected debris and a sheen from a downed aircraft are shown approximately two miles west of Santa Barbara, Sept. 27, 2020. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews and local partner agencies responded to a report of a downed aircraft west of Santa Barbara Airport Sunday morning. At 7:10 a.m., Santa Barbara Airport personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector...

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...