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,...

Coast Guard assists mariner aboard homemade vessel after 5-month journey across Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard assists mariner aboard homemade vessel after 5-month journey across Pacific Ocean
A boatcrew from the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward boards the homemade vessel of a 78-year-old mariner in distress off the coast of California, Nov. 14, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted a 78-year-old man aboard a homemade sailing vessel, Thursday, after he ran out of supplies during a five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean. On October 29, the brother...

Coast Guard rescues mariner near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard rescues mariner near Santa Cruz Island
Coast Guard rescues a mariner after their sailboat ran aground in Scorpions Cove, Santa Cruz Island, California, October 28, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Monday morning after his sailboat ran aground at Scorpion Anchorage near Santa Cruz Island. The man aboard the sailboat contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders via VHF...