Unified Command established for fishing vessel aground

Unified Command established for fishing vessel aground
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response and Santa Barbara County established a unified command to continue its response to the 60-foot fishing vessel that ran aground on Santa Cruz Island Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders received a report from Vessel Assist Ventura that the fishing...

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel on Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel on Santa Cruz Island
Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, state, and local agencies are responding to a fishing vessel that ran aground on Santa Cruz Island Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders received a report from Vessel Assist Ventura that the fishing vessel Speranza Marie, a 60-foot fishing vessel with six people aboard and carrying roughly...

Coast Guard Sector LA/LB holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector LA/LB holds change of command
LOS ANGELES – Capt. Ryan Manning relieved Capt. Rebecca Ore as the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach sector commander during a change of command ceremony Wednesday at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach. Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, presided over the ceremony. Manning reported to Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach from Coast Guard Activities Europe,...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim northwest of Santa Rosa Island

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim northwest of Santa Rosa 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 after he was reportedly bitten by a shark northwest of Santa Rosa Island, Saturday. At approximately 3:15 p.m., a good Samaritan aboard the Jean Marie notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach watchstanders of a 37-year-old man who had been...

Coast Guard, partner agencies recover 1,300 pounds of marijuana near Catalina Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies recover 1,300 pounds of marijuana near Catalina Island
Seaman Alyssa Massores, Petty Officer 3rd Class David Olson, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Laeger stand near a van filled with approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana seized near Catalina Island, Aug. 13, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of multiple bales of narcotics in the water near Santa Catalina Island, Tuesday. A...

Coast Guard Completes Review of Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Operations

Coast Guard Completes Review of Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Operations
Beach cleanup crew members work to cleanup oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley) LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Federal On-Scene Coordinator’s (FOSC) report on ocean and coastal response and cleanup operations for the Refugio Beach oil spill was released Tuesday. The 47-page report includes an overall review...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Manhattan beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Manhattan beach
LOS ANGELES — At 8:25 a.m., the Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing swimming near Manhattan Beach. The Coast Guard launched several assets to assist with the search of a swimmer after he was reported missing Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Assets included Coast Guard Cutter Halibut, homeported in Marina del Rey, a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles and a 45-foot...

Coast Guard investigating reports of oil spill inside Port of Los Angeles

Coast Guard investigating reports of oil spill inside Port of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is investigating a report of an oil spill in the Los Angeles Harbor, Thursday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach command center received a report at 10:48 a.m. of an unknown quantity of oily-water mixture coming from a holding tank residing on the Vopak Terminal. Investigators from Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach are currently investigating...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES — At 7:45 a.m., the Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater near Santa Barbara. The Coast Guard launched several assets to assist with the search of a missing boater after his vessel was reported to have sank Friday, February 26, 2016. Assets included Coast Guard Cutters Blacksfin and Aspen, a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles...