Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct maritime threat exercise

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct maritime threat exercise
Members from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco and Station San Francisco conduct vessel-boarding exercises with Alcatraz Cruises in San Francisco Bay, Feb. 19, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Sector San Francisco members are scheduled to conduct an interagency in conjunction with Alcatraz Cruises at approximately 5 p.m., Tuesday. The exercise is scheduled to involve approximately...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward arrives in San Francisco Bay ahead of commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward arrives in San Francisco Bay ahead of commissioning
The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, a Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, is escorted by San Francisco and Sacramento Coast Guard assets as the crew journeys to Coast Guard Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island for a ceremonial commissioning, Feb. 22, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama) SAN FRANCISCO...

Coast Guard urges Bay Area residents to exercise caution ahead of heavy weather

Coast Guard urges Bay Area residents to exercise caution ahead of heavy weather
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions . SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard encourages boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in the San Francisco Bay Area and along the Northern California coast as high winds and rough seas are forecasted to impact the region through late Wednesday. The public is advised to stay off the water and avoid hazardous conditions near...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in Suisun Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in Suisun Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters in Suisun Bay Saturday, after their 21-foot vessel ran aground and began taking on water. Vessel Assist personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders around 4 p.m., reporting the boaters had run aground in shallow water...

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of forecasted weather on Northern California coast

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of forecasted weather on Northern California coast
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews conduct surf training near Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, Dec. 13, 2018. (Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard encourages mariners and beachgoers to prepare for high winds and seas forecasted for the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the weekend. The Bay Area is expected to experience gale-force...

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for heavy surf along California coast

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for heavy surf along California coast
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions . SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges the public to exercise caution along beaches and coastal areas as heavy winds and surf are forecasted for the area through Friday. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for coastal areas throughout the Bay Area in effect through Friday. Waves from 12-25 feet are expected...

Coast Guard investigates ferry allision in San Francisco

Coast Guard investigates ferry allision in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a ferry allision that occurred at the San Francisco Ferry Building Friday afternoon. A crew member aboard the ferry San Francisco notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders of the allision around 2:40 p.m. There were reports of two minor injuries that did not require treatment beyond first aid and no reports of pollution. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer in San Pablo Bay

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer in San Pablo Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer after he became stranded in San Pablo Bay, Tuesday. A bystander on shore called 911 dispatchers, who contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 10:30 a.m., reporting the kite surfer had been observed struggling...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim near San Francisco

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim near San Francisco
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter crew medevacs a man who was bitten by a shark near the Farallon Islands off the Coast of San Francisco, Oct. 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was bitten by a shark while diving near the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco, Tuesday morning. The crew of the research vessel NorCal 1...