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...

Coast Guard medevacs 23-year-old male from USS Princeton near Point Conception

Coast Guard medevacs 23-year-old male from USS Princeton near Point Conception
The guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Wray/Released) LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 23-year-old man from the USS Princeton, a Navy guided missile cruiser approximately 30 miles south of Point Conception, Tuesday. At 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach command center...

Coast Guard urges the public to stay safe during upcoming Southern California boat parades

Coast Guard urges the public to stay safe during upcoming Southern California boat parades
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard advises the public to exercise caution while enjoying the upcoming holiday boat parades in the Central and Southern California harbors. The Coast Guard encourages all boaters and beach goers to be aware of boat traffic, prepare for potential hazards and keep advised of weather changes through the National Weather Service and to monitor VHF-FM channel 16 for the most...

Coast Guard vessel hit with laser, endangering boatcrew

Coast Guard vessel hit with laser, endangering boatcrew
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is warning the public that pointing handheld lasers at Coast Guard vessels and aircrews is dangerous and illegal. At 8:59 p.m., Thursday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach operations center, received a report from the 45-foot motor lifeboat crew at Coast Guard Station Channel Islands that four of the members were struck twice with a laser while...

Coast Guard ends search for man near Ventura Harbor entrance

Coast Guard ends search for man near Ventura Harbor entrance
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has ended the search for a missing boater near Ventura Harbor Entrance. At about 8:30 p.m., Friday, two individuals fell in the water after their 15-foot Boston Whaler recreational vessel capsized near the entrance to Ventura Harbor. One man successfully swam ashore, but a 65-year-old man was reported to still be missing. Shortly after receiving notification at Coast...

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater near Point Arguello

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater near Point Arguello
LOS ANGELES — At 3:25 p.m., Sunday, the Coast Guard ended the search for a missing boater near Point Arguello after locating the man deceased 50 yards from the Vandenberg boat ramp. At about 8 p.m., Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach operations center, received a report of three people in the water after their 14-foot aluminum boat capsized 100 yards south east of...