Coast Guard locates 66-year-old missing diver near Channel Islands

Coast Guard locates 66-year-old missing diver near Channel Islands
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard located a 66-year-old man Tuesday morning that was reported missing from a dive boat near the Channel Islands. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach Command Center watchstanders received a call from the fishing vessel, Otravez, reporting a man had gone missing from the vessel. The vessel was conducting...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of an illegal charter vessel

Coast Guard terminates voyage of an illegal charter vessel
Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel Beirut, near Marina Del Rey, Calif., Sept. 3, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel during a joint operation with the Marina Del Rey Sheriffs while patrolling the harbor to ensure boater safety in Marina...

Coast Guard mitigates pollution of vessel that sank near Two Harbors

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies mitigated the pollution impact of a 40-foot yacht that sank near Two Harbors on Catalina Island, Saturday morning. Coast Guard pollution response teams mobilized to plug the vessel’s fuel vents to prevent further discharge and the Isthmus Harbor Patrol deployed containment boom to prevent the oil from impacting the surrounding area. Baywatch...

Coast Guard rescues 19 migrants near Redondo Beach

Coast Guard rescues 19 migrants near Redondo Beach
A Coast Guard Station Los Angeles boatcrew rescues 19 people from a disabled boat. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard rescued 19 migrants from a disabled panga-style vessel off the coast of Redondo Beach Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call at 9:10 a.m. from a good Samaritan reporting a disabled vessel in distress off the coast...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of illegal charter near Newport Beach

Coast Guard terminates voyage of illegal charter near Newport Beach
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an illegal charter vessel operating in the vicinity of Newport Beach on Aug. 6, 2022. A small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach discovered that the 50-foot pleasure craft, Yachtley Crue, was operating as an illegal charter with 12 passengers aboard and found the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100...

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...