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...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach
An illustration of the safety zone enforced by the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Captain of the Port for the Huntington Beach air show.  U.S. Coast Guard illustration. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — For the safety of the air show spectators, a temporary safety zone is planned off the coast of Huntington Beach Friday through Sunday. The safety zone will be enforced Friday through Sunday from 10...

Coast Guard awards Silver Lifesaving Medal in San Pedro

Coast Guard awards Silver Lifesaving Medal in San Pedro
Coast Guard Capt. Monica Rochester, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commander, poses with award recipients, Oct. 3, 2019 on Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard recognized members of the maritime community at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach Thursday. Capt. Monica Rochester, the Coast Guard...

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 in advance of the California spiny lobster season in the greater Los Angeles area. On Sunday, the spiny lobster season begins leading to an increase of diving activity in Southern California waters. All mariners should remain vigilant when navigating areas where a dive flag...