Coast Guard medevacs 91-year-old man from fishing boat off Point Loma

Coast Guard medevacs 91-year-old man from fishing boat off Point Loma
Kris Vanleeuwan (left), a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR) Team paramedic, assists a 91-year-old man aboard a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter off the coast of San Diego Sept. 19, 2019.  (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 91-year-old man from a commercial fishing boat approximately...

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates in San Diego

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and potentially unsafe. Coast Guard Sector San Diego investigators work with local law enforcement to identify and terminate unlicensed and illegal charter boat operations along California’s southern coast in the interest of passenger safety. “Without proper...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 45 miles off San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 45 miles off San Diego
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Imagination approximately 45 miles northwest of San Diego, Monday. The crew of the Carnival Imagination contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 6:30...

Coast Guard holds change of command ceremony in San Diego

Coast Guard holds change of command ceremony in San Diego
Rear Adm. Joseph Gautier, 11th Coast Guard District commander, acknowledges Capt. Joseph Buzzella’s relief of command to Capt. Timothy Barelli as Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s commander during a change of command ceremony, June 26, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama. SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard welcomed a new Sector San Diego commander during a change of...

Coast Guard assists crew aboard sinking boat near San Clemente Island

Coast Guard assists crew aboard sinking boat near San Clemente Island
The fishing vessel Jonesita makes way after striking a submerged object near San Clemente Island off the coast of San Diego June 2, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard provided assistance to the crew aboard a sinking boat near San Clemente Island, approximately 70 miles off the Coast of San Diego late Saturday night and into Sunday morning. The master of the fishing vessel...

Coast Guard medevacs 70-year-old man from sailboat 100 miles west of San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs 70-year-old man from sailboat 100 miles west of San Diego
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man from a 47-foot sailboat approximately 100 miles west of San Diego, Friday. The master of the sailboat, Macondo, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 12:20 p.m. requesting assistance...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 28 miles southwest Point Loma

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 28 miles southwest Point Loma
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship approximately 28 miles off the coast of San Diego, Sunday. Emerald Princess cruise ship crewmembers contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday, requesting assistance for...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward rescues 3 off Torrey Pines

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward rescues 3 off Torrey Pines
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued two adults and a child whose boat capsized off the coast of San Diego, Sunday. At approximately 2:30 p.m., a person aboard the 30-foot sailing vessel, Divided Soul, called mayday on VHF-FM marine band channel 16, the international hailing and distress frequency, that was picked up by...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 200 miles off San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 200 miles off San Diego
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man from a cruise ship approximately 200 miles off the coast of San Diego, Thursday. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the cruise ship Norwegian Star contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders requesting assistance for a man who was displaying symptoms...